SARI (Scholarship and Research Integrity) Program for Management Students

NEW ENROLLMENT PROCESS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

Penn State University is committed to promoting the responsible conduct of research and scholarship by increasing student awareness of the ethical issues that can arise in the process of writing papers and conducting original research.

To satisfy the Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI) requirement for a Penn State master's degree, all graduate students who were admitted in Fall 2009 or later in the business administration, finance, leadership development, and professional accounting programs are required to participate in discussion-oriented activities on topics about the responsible conduct of research (RCR).

Students must be actively enrolled in their first semester or later to be eligible to enroll in SARI. Students must complete the SARI requirement to be eligible to graduate.

SARI Enrollment is currently CLOSED. SARI is available in the fall and spring semesters only; it is not offered during the summer semester. We do not accept nor hold advance requests to enroll in SARI. When enrollment is open/available for one of the modules listed below, students who wish to enroll must email [email protected] and include the following information:

  • Name
  • 9-digit Penn State ID number
  • Degree Program
  • Penn State access ID (xyz123)

NOTE: SARI is available in the fall and spring semesters only; it is not offered during the summer semester.

SARI Modules 2021–2022
SARI Module Name Module Begin Date Module Ends Enrollment Opens Register By
Management SARI Fall 2021 - CLOSED August 23, 2021 October 25, 2021 CLOSED CLOSED
Management SARI Spring 2022 January 10, 2022 March 21, 2022 November 22, 2021 January 5, 2022

The following table indicates which activities satisfy your SARI requirements prior to graduation, which includes a combination of coursework and the specially designed CANVAS SARI Module.

SARI Information for Students by Program

Program* Students who do not need to complete the CANVAS SARI Module for Business Students Students who do need to complete the CANVAS SARI Module for Business Students Business Ethics Related Coursework Component of the SARI Requirement
MBA Any student who completed MGMT 501 between fall 2009 and fall 2014 Any student who did not complete MGMT 501 prior to fall 2014 or who transferred in equivalent course work Any students enrolled prior to Summer 2021: Completion of MBADM 815 (formerly BUSAD 551), BUSAD 834 (formerly 534) or BUSAD 876 (formerly 576)
Any students enrolled Summer 2021 or later: ACCT 550, BUSAD 802, LEAD 863, or MBADM 815
MLD Any student who completed LEAD 561 and LEAD 557 between fall 2009 and fall 2014 Any student who did not complete LEAD 561 and LEAD 557 prior to fall 2014 or who transferred in equivalent course work Any students enrolled prior to Fall 2019: Completion of LEAD 863 (formerly PHIL 597), BUSAD 834 (formerly 534) or BUSAD 876 (formerly 576)
Any students enrolled Fall 2019 or later: MBADM 815, LEAD 863, PSY 833, or STS 589
MFIN Any student who completed BUSAD 526 between fall 2009 and fall 2014 Any student who did not complete BUSAD 526 prior to fall 2014 or who transferred in equivalent course work Completion of ACCTG 512
MPAcc N/A All students ACCT 550

*Students in a concurrent program need only complete their SARI requirements for one program.

**Refer to Course Offering Schedule for 800 level replacement courses effective 2018–19.

Questions regarding the academic content of the CANVAS SARI Module requirement may be directed to Professor Rick Wall at [email protected] or Dr. Karen Duhala at [email protected].

Contact the Management Division at [email protected] with additional questions regarding eligibility requirements.