Katherina Glac

Associate Professor, Ethics and Business Law


(651) 962-4283

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 451G
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., , University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business
M.B.A., , Friedrich-Alexander University
B.A., Management, Friedrich-Alexander University

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Katherina Glac received her Ph.D. in business ethics and law from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. and M.B.A. from Friedrich Alexander University in Germany. Glac's research interests cover a variety of subject areas, including investor decision making, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and privacy in social networking. Her research is published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Business and Professional Ethics, Management International Review and other international publications.

Glac's teaching philosophy emphasizes a learner-centered classroom environment in which students take an active role not only in shaping course material and assessment but also in teaching each other. She sees her role in the classroom as a coach, co-learner and active participant. The focus of instruction in her classes is on learning about one's own values, goals and thought patterns as a basis for applying tools for improving critical decision making.

J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 790 - 710 Ethical Prof Responsibilities M - W - - - - 0900 - 1150 SCH 420
Description of course Ethical Prof Responsibilities : CRN: 21912
This course is the capstone for the Master of Science in Accountancy Program. It explores the complexities inherent in the ethical and professional responsibilities of the accounting profession. It includes an analysis of the historical, social, and political forces that have formed the current ethical dimensions of today’s profession. The course considers the role and influence of the codes of conduct across different branches of accounting. It also considers the profession’s responsibilities from a legal standpoint, with emphasis on issues where conflict may exist between legal and ethical decision-making.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BETH 601 - 203 Business Ethics See Details * *
Description of course Business Ethics : CRN: 21929
This course will enhance the student's ability to recognize, understand, and express the ethical dimensions of the situations and decisions they may expect to face as professionals. It will provide the knowledge essential to making sound decisions in business and seek to develop the skills and commitments required to navigate complex ethical issues successfully. In pursuit of these ends the course will make use of a spectrum of materials and pedagogies, which may include lectures, discussions of readings from classic and contemporary authors, examination of cases, and experimental exercises. ---- Prerequisite: Four core courses

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SCH 3151730-213010 Feb '15
SCH 3151730-213003 Mar '15
SCH 3151730-213024 Mar '15
SCH 3151730-213021 Apr '15
SCH 3151730-213012 May '15
Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2014 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2008 - 2014)
  • Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2006 - 2007)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2005 - 2007)
  • Senior projects manager, Merrill Corporation, New York (2001 - 2002)
  • Account manager, LanguageWorks, Inc, New York (2000 - 2001)
  • Manager, title information department, Title One Agency, Inc, Florence (1999 - 2000)
  • Information specialist, German Society for Clinical Chemistry, Nuremberg (1995 - 1999)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • Society of Business Ethics

Professional Service
  • International Review of Law, Reviewer
  • Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Reviewer
  • Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Reviewer
  • Blackwell Encyclopedia of Business Ethics, Editor
  • Journal Of Business Ethics, Reviewer
  • Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Reviewer
  • Business Ethics Quarterly, Reviewer
  • Society of Business Ethics, Reviewer

  • Glac, K. (2014). The influence of shareholders on corporate social responsibility. Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, (9)(3),
  • Glac, K. (2012). The impact and source of mental frames in socially responsible investing. Journal of Behavioral Finance, (13)(3), pp. 184-198
  • Glac, K., & Michaelson, C. M. (2012). What is a good answer to an ethical question?. Journal of Business Ethics Education, (9)(1), pp. 233-258
  • Glac, K., Skirry, J. D., & Vang, D. O. (2012). What is so morbid about Viaticals: An examination of the ethics of economic ideas and economic reality. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, (31)(3/4), pp. 453-474
  • Glac, K., Warren, D. E., & Chen, C. C. (2012). Conflict in roles: Lying to the ingroup versus the outgroup in negotiations. Business and Society, pp. 1-21
  • Glac, K., & Kim, T. (2010). The 'I' in ISCT: Normative and empirical facets of integration. Journal of Business Ethics, (88)(4), pp. 693-705
  • van der Voort, J. M., Glac, K., & Meijs, L. C. (2009). Managing corporate community involvement. Journal of Business Ethics,
  • Glac, K. (2008). Understanding socially responsible investing: The effect of decision frames and trade-off options. Journal of Business Ethics, (52)(1), pp. 41-55
  • Glac, K., Cantwell, J., & Hardin, R. (2004). The internationalization of R&D - the Swiss case. Management International Review, (44)(3), pp. 57-82

Books and Chapters
  • Glac, K. (2011). A Stakeholder Perspective to Social Responsibility. In A. Lindgreen, P. Kotler, F. Maon & J. Vanhamme (Ed.), Shareholders as corporate social responsibility advocates. Surrey, UK: Gower Publishing
  • Glac, K. (2007). Chemieindustrie (1925-1960). In R. Petri (Ed.), Technologie transfer aus der deutschen (pp. 105-106). Ambix
  • Glac, K., & Cantwell, J. (2006). Transnational Corporations and Economic Development: From Internationalisation to Globalisation. In L. Cuyvers and F. De Beule (Ed.), TNCs, locational clustering and the process of economic development (pp. 84-106). London: Palgrave, Macmillan

Research Interests
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility