Despite Rumors, Madoff Not To Develop Ethics Course for HBS

Prisoner number 61727-054, or to his nearest and dearest, Bernard "Bernie" L. Madoff, expressed in an interview to the Financial Times on Friday that several universities had asked him to develop an ethics course for their business school students.

Madoff, who is currently serving a 150-year prison sentence, has, perhaps ironically, set a high bar for himself as well—in the interview Bernie made it known that he's most interested in imparting wisdom to the students of Harvard Business School and Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.

Despite rumors, HBS students will not be advised on ethics by Madoff, regardless of his experience orchestrating the greatest Ponzi scheme in history—at least not in the foreseeable future.

"We have no knowledge of what he's talking about in terms of an ethics course so this is not something that's even on the table, and I have no idea where it came from," said James E. Aisner '68, director of media relations at HBS.

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