Welcome to the 18th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition!
October 14-15, 2021 | Hybrid Format
Invitations will be sent out and registration will open on June 21, 2021.
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
**Note: The agenda is subject to change based on the number of participating teams.
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 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|
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|
Judges will utilize the following criteria in evaluating teams throughout the competition:
- Depth of analysis
- 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
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.
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.
Special thanks to those from Eller and the community volunteering their time!