Collegiate Ethics Case Competition

Presented by the Center for Leadership Ethics

Collegiate Ethics Case Competition

Welcome to the 18th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition!

October 22-23, 2020 | Online via Zoom

It is with great pleasure that the Center for Leadership Ethics announces the 18th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition.

This year’s competition will once again host schools from all over the world. The competition will expose students to a thought provoking business ethics case that they could face in their professional careers.

Student teams will collaboratively analyze, present and respond to questions posed by a panel of judges. Students will compete with teams from various business colleges from around the world. The experience promises to challenge students' moral reasoning, provide a wonderful networking opportunity and in the end, raise students' awareness of the importance of corporate social responsibility. 

The number of institutions invited to this year’s competition will be capped at 25! The first 25 teams that register and pay are “in.” We will begin a waiting list once registration fills


Agenda and Competition Format

2020 Agenda

 

**Note: The agenda is subject to change based on the number of participating teams. 

Competition Format

On October 1st, participating teams will receive the ethics case and instructions on how to proceed via email. Teams also have the option of entering an essay competition called the Stephanie Chance "Bright Line" Award.

Teams will be asked to submit an executive summary (required), PowerPoint and/or Presi presentation (required) and essay (optional). Materials must be turned in by 8 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 to ContactCLE@eller.arizona.edu

Rounds One & Two

Rounds one/two will take place on October 22, 2020. Teams will be divided into five brackets with six teams per bracket. This year, rounds one and two will be combined. Each team will be asked to give a 20 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of clarifying questions from the judges. After that, a series of pre-determined questions will be posed by the panel of judges. This question/answer portion will last approximately ten minutes.

TIME (AZ Time) GROUP/TEAM
9:00-9:45 a.m. Group 1
9:45-10:30 a.m. Group 2
10:30-11:15 a.m. Group 3
11:15 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00-12:45 p.m. Group 4
12:45-1:30 p.m. Group 5
1:30-2:15 p.m. Group 6
2:15-3:00 p.m. Group 7

 

Final Round

The final round will take place on Friday, October 23, 2020. For the final round, finalists' presentations are not to exceed ten minutes and will be followed by approximately five minutes of questioning from the entire panel of judges. First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Place Awards will be announced at 12:00 p.m..

Time (AZ TIME) Group/Teams
9:00-9:20 a.m. Finalist 1
9:20-9:40 a.m. Finalist 2
9:40-10:00 a.m. Finalist 3
10:00-10:20 a.m. Finalist 4
10:20-10:40 a.m. Finalist 5

Criteria

Judges will utilize the following criteria in evaluating teams throughout the competition:

  • Delivery
  • Depth of analysis
  • Persuasiveness
  • Creativity
  • Recommendations that are both ethical and practical in a business context
  • Responses to questions

Case Competition Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winners:
Zachary Blum and Abigail Jagos from Stetson University

2020 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

2019 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

2018 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

2017 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations 

2016 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

2015 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

2014 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

2013 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

2012 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

 

 

Judges

The Eller College of Management is honored to host a wide variety of professionals from the business, government and nonprofit sectors to serve as judges for the Collegiate Ethics Case Competition.

This year more than 20 professionals will serve as judges. In all of their diverse fields, each is dedicated to promoting personal and professional ethics.

2020 Sponsors

Special thanks and recognition to our generous sponsors of the Collegiate Ethics Case Competition.

Without these sponsors' financial contributions, such a wonderful event would not be possible.

Here is a message from one of our sponsors, Bank of America:

2020 Support

Special thanks to those from Eller and the community volunteering their time!

 

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