An initiative to deliver principle-based ethics education

Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium

College students

Case Competition

Launched in 2012, 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. The competition builds on the solid principle-based ethical framework central to decision-making in a complex business environment.

Student teams collaboratively analyze, present, and respond to questions posed by a panel of judges. Students compete with teams from other Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program schools. The experience challenges students' ethical reasoning, provides a significant networking opportunity, and in the end, raises students' awareness of the importance of principle-based ethics.


  • Expose participating students to real-world experiences that prepare them to better address ethical challenges in the business environment
  • Demonstrate that students understand the impact of ethics in business
  • Challenge students to apply skills and creativity in a competition environment
  • Provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate knowledge of a principle-based ethical framework by presenting to a panel of judges
  • Build relationships among participants through the shared experience of developing ethical decision-making skills


Case Competition Winners

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.

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