Santa Clara University

Manny Velasquez, Charles J. Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics

Manuel Velasquez

The Charles J. Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics

Manuel Velasquez is the author of Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases (Prentice-Hall), the most widely used business ethics textbook in the world. 

Known as the father of academic business ethics, Velasquez is the Charles J. Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics at the Santa Clara University, where he holds appointments in the department of Management and the department of Philosophy and teaches courses in business ethics, business and public policy and in business strategy.

The author of numerous articles and case studies on business ethics, Velasquez also wrote Philosophy: A Text with Readings, 11th edition, (Wadsworth Cengage, 2011) and has provided consulting and training in business ethics for several companies, as well as workshops on teaching business ethics to more than 2,000 business school faculty. 

Velasquez received his undergraduate and master?s degrees from Gonzaga University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.