HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 14 no. 1 (2013)

Fostering Management Education for Professional Integrity: The Case of University Centre for Economic and Managerial Sciences, University of Guadalajara

José G. Vargas-hernández

 

Abstract:

Professional integrity is an improvement concept to the actual values, virtues and meaning for managerial capabilities and attitudes to assume any professional task. This paper is aimed to analyze a case of management education for professional integrity at the University Centre for Economic and Managerial Sciences, University of Guadalajara, Mexico. The research method employed is the ethnographic, documental and life’s histories, complemented with field work supported by in-depth interviews and analyzed using a comparative method. The outcomes of the research on the application in management education demonstrate that the drama of economic efficiency is centered on a dysfunctional professional integrity. This paper provides a sound professional  philosophy that empowers professionals to act with integrity, increases the probability for long-term success and professional fulfilment. The results provide also the basis to develop a code of conduct and regulation policies to sustain management education for professional integrity which, can positively impact on business culture through influencing the behavior of key actors.