History of the Oath of Honor
In 2004, then-Thunderbird President Angel Cabrera, Ph.D., challenged students to create a business oath, much like the medical profession’s Hippocratic Oath, to guide them through every decision in their careers. The student-run Thunderbird Honor Council drafted the oath reflecting the school’s core values and ethics. In 2006, the Thunderbird Board of Trustees unanimously voted to assimilate the oath into the school’s educational fabric, from the application process to graduation ceremonies.
In today’s business world, where leaders often face distrust from shareholders and the general public, Thunderbird’s Professional Oath of Honor builds credibility and fosters an attitude of accountability for international business leaders. Not only does the Thunderbird Oath instill the right values in the world’s future business leaders, it attracts professionals with strong ethics to become part of this global effort by enrolling in one of Thunderbird’s top-ranked programs.