MBA Oath




As a business leader I recognize my role in society.

  • My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to create value that no single individual can create alone.
  • My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my enterprise, today and tomorrow.

Therefore, I promise that:

  • I will manage my enterprise with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of my enterprise or society.
  • I will understand and uphold, in letter and spirit, the laws and contracts governing my conduct and that of my enterprise.
  • I will refrain from corruption, unfair competition, or business practices harmful to society.
  • I will protect the human rights and dignity of all people affected by my enterprise, and I will oppose discrimination and exploitation.
  • I will protect the right of future generations to advance their standard of living and enjoy a healthy planet.
  • I will report the performance and risks of my enterprise accurately and honestly.
  • I will invest in developing myself and others, helping the management profession continue to advance and create sustainable and inclusive prosperity.

In exercising my professional duties according to these principles, I recognize that my behavior must set an example of integrity, eliciting trust and esteem from those I serve. I will remain accountable to my peers and to society for my actions and for upholding these standards.

This oath I make freely, and upon my honor.





5 Steps to Getting Financing

Before approaching lenders or investors, Rock Solid Finance founding partner David Worrell recommends you:

  1. Be able to describe your product or service completely and clearly.
  2. Know the income sources. It’s not necessarily from your product or service (Facebook, for example, gives away its service, but makes income from advertising and games).
  3. Build an organization chart. Even if some (or most) of the boxes are empty at this stage, doing so will demonstrate that you have a road map for your company.
  4. Have a good understanding of your expenses, both startup and operating.
  5. Convince friends to invest. It’s important to build credibility among people who know you before approaching people who don’t.


– from “Show Me the Money”, by Rieva Lesonsky (Success Magazine, June 2012)