Professor Paul Palmer has been appointed as the new director of the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School in London.
Palmer, who was previously professor of voluntary sector management at Cass Business School, takes over from Ian Bruce, who will become president of the CCE.
Palmer has also been appointed associate dean for ethics, sustainability and engagement at the school.
He said he would lead a number of changes, including working to embed sustainability and ethics issues across the whole curriculum.
He also said he wanted to see students working in cross-disciplinary ways, learning about ethics, corporate social responsibility and topics such as the role of NGOs in business.
Palmer said the changes would show that "charity had come of age".
He added: "There has always been an issue about where voluntary sector studies sits within a business school. Instead of dreaming up separate modules, we're now building ethics in right across the whole school; and instead of being seen as an add-on, these are part of a core curriculum."
Palmer said he was in the process of appointing a project manager and putting teams in place to implement the changes.
The revamped curriculum will begin running in September.