The Ford Center is vigorously engaged in teaching at the Kellogg School of Management and is an important contributor to course work in the area of Social Enterprise.

This program reflects the converging challenges that managers face today in business, government and nonprofit organizations regarding social enterprise management. Social Enterprise integrates the curricula of the former Business and its Social Environment (BASE) and Public/Nonprofit Management majors, encompassing those areas of study as well as ethics and values, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and political economy.

Currently, Ford Center faculty members are teaching in the following areas.

MBA Program

Executive MBA Program

  • Ethics and Executive Leadership examines the role of the CEO and other top leaders in modern organizations, highlighting their ethical challenges and exploring the implications of a variety of ethical frameworks to facilitate more effective complex organizational decision making in a rapidly changing business environment.
  • Strategic Crisis Management provides conceptual tools for managers in high-pressure, complex crisis situations. Topics include management and media, dealing with activists and interest groups, and surviving legal, legislative and regulatory challenges.

Non-Degree Teaching

Faculty affiliated with the Center also teach in numerous non-degree executive programs offered at the Kellogg School's James L. Allen Center, both in the open enrollment area and in customized programs. Examples include:
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Reputation Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social Networks and Organizational Innovation
  • Value-Based Leadership
  • Is Technology Changing Education?
  • Regulatory Management
  • Non-Market Strategy

Executive Education website

Ford Center faculty members are also available for speaking engagements or customized corporate training. Please contact Professor David Austen-Smith to learn more about these opportunities.