Think responsibly and act ethically in your personal and professional life.
Through a wide range of programs and activities—seminars, essay contests, the Ethics Bowl, internships and scholarships—we encourage you to think responsibly about the kinds of moral dilemmas and choices you face as a professional and as a global citizen.
Since 1987, we have provided faculty with teaching models, and we sponsor faculty research, student internships and public programs in business and professional ethics. We welcome speakers from all over the world to discuss moral, ethical, and philosophical issues in various facets of life. We have hosted discussions in fields ranging from business to art. We also encourage students to continue thinking about the ideas introduced in the classroom to other aspects of life by sponsoring the student organization Philosophy Club.
2018 Maryland High School Ethics Bowl
The University of Baltimore’s Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics hosted the 2018 Maryland High School Ethics Bowl competition on Saturday, Feb. 3. in the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, home of the Merrick School of Business on the UB campus. Ten teams from six Maryland high schools competed, including:
- Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
- Gerstell Academy
- Liberty High School
- Long Reach High School
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School
- Sparrows Point High School.
Gerstell Academy was the winning team and will advance to the regional playoffs. If they win there, they will go on to compete at the National High School Ethics Bowl competition, hosted by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in April.
14th Annual Community College Ethics Bowl
The University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics held its 14th Annual Community College Ethics Bowl on Saturday, November 11 in the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center. The day-long event is one of the longest-running collegiate-level ethics competitions in the country, and has provided an opportunity for hundreds of Maryland community college students to hone their analytical and critical-thinking skills in a team environment. Teams from the following community colleges participated:
- Anne Arundel Community College
- Baltimore City Community College
- Community College of Baltimore, Essex Campus
Congratulations to the Baltimore City Community College Team, winners of the 14th Annual 2017 Community College Ethics Bowl!
UB Goes to the 2016 Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl
Six students from UB led by coach and Hoffberger Center Director Fred Guy, represented University of Baltimore at the 2016 Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl Competition in St. Petersburg, Florida. They placed 5th place with a 3-1 record and advanced to the national competition.