Call upon your Lord in humility and in secret. Surely, He does not love the transgressors. And create not disorder in the earth after it has been set in order, and call upon Him in fear and hope. Surely, the mercy of Allah is nigh unto those who do good. (The Holy Qur’an – Al-A’raf:56)

 

Recently, the faculty members and corporate recruiters are complaining about business school graduates. They are questioning why business students are more focus on technical of finance and accounting and do not develop enough critical thinking and problem solving and in-class debates?

And while, the trend in job recruitment also changing, the companies are trying to look for candidates with broader knowledge and academic background.

This trend is pushing the business school to teach their students more about the firm issue in a global context, such as business history, sustainability, social responsibility, and most importantly is ethics.
From my point of view, this is a real change for business schools to rethinking about the value of business graduates. As business students,, we should develop our critical thinking and broaden our view of the world, where we live.

This will make us not only become a technical manager who will run the business deals, but also a strategic thinker who could solve the business problems and create value in the business its self.

When we understand that doing business is not only about making money and achieving a higher position in the company hierarchy, we will see a different point of view. For example, what I learned in this business class was that when we doing our deals in business, we are not standing alone in the place. In contrast, we are a part of bigger community which will be affected by every act that we do and every road that we take. They might be our employees, partners, suppliers, distributors, communities, families and many others. Similar

In contrast, we are a part of the bigger community which will be affected by every act that we do and every road that we take. They might be our employees, partners, suppliers, distributors, communities, families and many others. Similar

Similar to throwing a small rock to a lake, the wave will spread to various directions and reaches everything inside the lake, every decision that we take will affect those people. When we understand about ethics in business, we will try to balance the things. Not only think about our money and achievements. When we do our business ethically, we are supposed to not only making money but making value. Creating value means we could benefit ourselves either people related to our business. This is what I understand from the business ethic course. I could say, how small we are, we are a part of a Rubik’s Cube. Where ever, it is our choice to make our color creates harmony with other colors or not. If we harmonize the others color using ours, we will complete the cube color in one part. If we contribute using our talent and resources ethically, we create value

I could say, how small we are, we are a part of a Rubik’s Cube. Where ever, it is our choice to make our color creates harmony with other colors or not. If we harmonize the others color using ours, we will complete the cube color in one part. If we contribute using our talent and resources ethically, we create value for our community. Moreover, we do something to a better world. For me, learning about ethics in business earlier is critical for

For me, learning about ethics in business earlier is essential for the students in business school. It helps me to connect the dots about what I should learn next, and what kind of situation that I will face when doing business deals in the future.

I am not saying that studying it at the last semester is too late. However, when we start to know the ethics view in business at the first semester will narrow down our goals, and puts our mind on the track of the positive change in business education.

On the next step, we could be a part of this change and contribute in the movement in doing good business practice after graduate. Every religion emphasizes on this, including mine. Surely, the mercy of God is nigh unto those who do good. We always seeking the God’s mercy to live peacefully.

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