The Cintas Graduate Ethics Fellowship

For Graduate Business Students

Scholarship to support ethics related education for business students


The Cintas Graduate Ethics Fellowship (CGEF) was established to help WCB graduate students enhance their exposure to Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability. Applicants must be accepted into Xavier's MBA or graduate program, and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program. Students who are enrolled in, or registered for, at least two MBA electives that have Leadership, Ethics, Governance or Sustainability as one of its main themes, may apply for the Fellowship. The Cintas Graduate Ethics Fellows will be reimbursed the cost of a three (3) credit hour Graduate MBA course from Xavier University in the areas of Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability, upon successful completion of the courses satisfying the Values Based Leadership MBA Concentration, and the art project.  CGEFs are also invited to attend an ethics related conference, sponsored by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.  Reasonable expenses for airfare, hotel, registration, and meals will be reimbursed by the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics.

Fellowship duties include supporting Cintas Ethics Institute events, attending the end of year celebration, and completing an ethics-related "museum quality" project (e.g. art, video, music, or sculpture) suitable for display within the Williams College of Business. The CGEF can create the art project on their own, or work with an artist on the project. Normal expenses for supplies, and reasonable honoraria for the artists, are available for the project.

Courses already approved for this Fellowship are:

  • BUAD604 - Spirituality and Leadership,
  • BUAD609 - Business Ethics Through Film,
  • BUAD681 - International Ethics in London and Paris,
  • BUAD690 - Corporate Governance
  • MGMT614 - Principles of Leadership,
  • MGMT616 - Ethics and Leadership,
  • MGMT618 - Strategic Leadership,
  • MGMT620 - Corporate Citizenship: Sustainability
  • MKTG670 - Ethical Issues in Marketing,

Please note that not all the above courses are offered on a regular basis, and not all of these courses have been approved for the Values Based Leadership concentration in the MBA program.

To download a further description of the Cintas Graduate Ethics Fellowship, please click here.

To download a copy of the Cintas Graduate Ethics Fellowship application (due April 7, 2015), please click here.