Collegiate Ethics Case Competition

Presented by the Center for Leadership Ethics

Collegiate Ethics Case Competition

Welcome to the 20th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition!

October 13-15, 2022 

Final Round Livestream

It is with great pleasure that the Center for Leadership Ethics announces the 20th 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 35! The first 35 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.  

Competition Dates and Details

Invitations will go out May 9, 2022 and registration will open on May 11, 2022.

On September 26, 2022, 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 Bright Line essay (optional). Materials must be turned in by 10 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022 to

Welcome Dinner

The welcome dinner will take place on Thursday, October 13 from 4:00-5:45 p.m. and will take place in the Estes Atrium at the Eller College of Management. Check-in will begin at 3:45 p.m. 

Round One

Teams will be divided into five brackets with five teams per bracket. Round one will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2022 after the welcome event. A series of pre-determined questions will be posed by the panel of judges. This Q&A portion will last ten minutes.

6:00-6:10 p.m. Group 1
6:15-6:25 p.m. Group 2
6:30-6:40 p.m. Group 3
6:45-6:55 p.m. Group 4
7:00-7:10 p.m. Group 5

Round Two

Round two will take place on the morning of Friday, October 14, 2022. Each team will be asked to give a 20 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of clarifying questions from the judges.

8:00-8:25 a.m. Group 1
8:30-8:55 a.m. Group 2
9:00-9:25 a.m. Group 3
9:30-9:55 a.m. Break
10:00-10:25 a.m. Group 4
10:30-10:55 a.m. Group 5

11:30-12:30 p.m. - Lunch in the Estes Atrium

1:00 p.m. - Forwarding teams announced in Berger Auditorium

Final Round

The final round will take place on Friday, October 14, 2022. For the final round, finalists' presentations are not to exceed ten minutes and will be followed by up to five minutes of questioning from the entire panel of judges. 

The final round will be livestreamed via Youtube. To view, please visit

Time (AZ TIME) Group/Teams
2:00-2:15 p.m. Welcome
2:15-2:30 p.m. Finalist 1
2:30-2:45 p.m. Finalist 2
2:45-3:00 p.m. Finalist 3
3:00-3:15 p.m. Finalist 4
3:15-3:30 p.m. Finalist 5

3:30-5:00 p.m. - Closing Reception 

Free entry to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is available to all participants who are interested. The trip will be from 8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and transportation will be provided. The CatTran van will pick up and drop off at the AC Downtown Hotel. 

If you are interested, please let us know by emailing no later than October 1st. 


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 2022 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winners: Matt Cummings and Shriya Penmetsa
Washington University St. Louis

2022 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

2021 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

First Place

Concordia University

Second Place

Boston College

Third Place

Indiana University

Fourth Place

Penn State

Fifth Place

Simon Fraser University

2020 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

2019 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

2018 Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Winning Presentations

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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.

2022 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.



The Collegiate Ethics Case Competition has chosen to partner with the AC Hotel Tucson Downtown for this year's competition. We have reserved a room block there from Wednesday, October 12-Monday, October 17. If you book before September 12, you will lock in the room block rate of $179 USD/night plus taxes and/or fees. 

The AC Hotel Tucson Downtown is located at 151 East Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85701. If you have any questions about your hotel stay, please contact the hotel at 520-385-7111. 


This year, transportation between the hotel and the college will be via Sun Link. This is the Tucson street car and conveniently passes right by the AC Downtown Hotel. This service is free of charge and goes by a wide variety of Tucson restaurants and attractions. 

Street cars arrive every 10-15 minutes and take about 20-30 minutes to get to the hotel or college. The closest stop to the hotel is across Broadway and the closest stop to Eller will require a short walk. Please allow yourself enough time!

For more information on the Sun Link, including schedules and maps, please visit: 

You can also Google Maps it and select the public transportation option that looks like a tram. 


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