Ethics Initiative

An initiative to deliver principle-based ethics education

Participating Schools

Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition

Purpose and Format

Case Competition Winners

The Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition exposes students to a thought-provoking business ethics case similar to a situation that they might face in their professional careers. This competition will help build on the solid principle-based ethical framework central to decision-making in a complex business environment. Ethics demonstrated in the competition will need to convey that principles are a constant foundation — not relative to a specific situation — and that doing what's right should prevail over self-interest, even when the two appear to be in conflict.

Student teams will collaboratively analyze, present, and respond to questions posed by a panel of judges. Students will compete with teams from other Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program business schools.

The experience promises to challenge students' ethical reasoning, provide a significant networking opportunity, and in the end, raise students' awareness of the importance of principle-based ethics.

Goals


Participants

One team from each of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program business schools is invited to compete. Select students from the University of Colorado Law School serve as graduate advisors to the competing teams.

Competing teams are comprised of four to six full-time undergraduate business students with at least two males and two females. All student team members must be enrolled at the school they represent.

Up to two faculty advisors may attend to support each team.

Competition Structure

The Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition blends a traditional case competition with a crisis management simulation.