Franklin Fellows

Any concerns about the current image and dilemmas of corporate America right now? Interested in joining the MSM & MIB ethics group? What's in it for you?

Free lunches, stimulating conversation, building relationships with professors and colleagues, and vital information for your business future.

With ethical considerations becoming increasingly important in business, the Poe Center for Business Ethics, here in the Warrington College of Business, sponsors courses, fellows groups, programs, and speakers to promote serious discussion of ethical issues.

For several years the MBA Ethics Fellows program (MBA students) has met with substantial success, and a Franklin Fellows ethics group for the MSM & MIB students. The format of the Franklin Fellows Program will be primarily meeting expert and experienced speakers on business ethics topics. We will have four meetings each semester, two per module. Upon attending six of the eight meetings, you will receive a Franklin Fellows Ethics Certificate.

Students who participate regularly are recognized when they graduate with a pin and a certificate designating them as MBA Ethics Fellows.

We look forward to meeting with you and getting acquainted. Bring your own ideas on issues important to you and your questions about ethics.

If you would like to be a Franklin Fellow or would like to make a reservation to attend a meeting, please contact Judy Brashear.

The Franklin Endowment

Mr. Benjamin Franklin, a 1934 graduate of the University of Florida, made a donation in 2005 which allowed the Poe Center for Business Ethics to offer Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management (MSM) and MIB (Master of International Business) students an opportunity to participate in lively and interesting discussions with peers and speakers consistently. Theses speakers and discussions focus on ethics in the workplace and in the world.


Judy Brashear

Assistant Director,
Poe Center for Ethics
Email (Judy.Brashear at

Franklin Fellows are provided several opportunities to attend outstanding speaker presentations on topics of business ethics.


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Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
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