Student Research Projects

Religious Affiliation and Ethical Management: A Match Made in Heaven?

Student Brittany Hayes
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Management, Business and Economics


This research examines the relationship between claiming a religious affiliation and ethical decision making among managers in the professional world. The idea that each religious affiliation comes with its’ own moral code and set of ethics implies that any religious affiliation will alter a manger’s likelihood to make ethical versus non-ethical decision in the work place. This research takes a closer look at which religious affiliations illicit the highest response in ethical decision making among managers. This research is an effort to show the overlap between an individual’s spiritual and professional life, as well as highlighting the pervasive nature of the managerial field.