2012 Race & Case Competition

The Daniels College of Business in Denver, CO
March 2 - March 4, 2012

According to the Daniels College of Business, the 2012 Race & Case competition is an event which hosts "business students from around the country in a business ethics case competition and Alpine ski challenge rolled into one. As one of the country's premier business ethics case competitions, Race & Case allows students to apply critical thinking and ethical decision making to unique, real-world situations. Not to mention, a chance to conquer fresh, Rocky Mountain powder."

Help us represent UCCS in a national case competition that includes skiing and fun at Vail! As a member of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, UCCS has been invited to form a team of four to six graduate students. We will cover most costs - you would be responsible for having or renting your ski equipment. Last year our team placed 2nd overall!

We are seeking: Four to six MBA students with at least two women, two men, and one international student.

The case competition will be held at the Daniels College of Business in Denver, CO. The NASTAR ski race will be held at Vail Resort.

More information on the competition is found at: http://daniels.du.edu/newsevents/events/studentevents/racecase/index.html

If interested in joining a team, please email Tracy Gonzalez-Padron at tgonzale@uccs.edu indicating your interest by November 21. Tell me why you should be on our team! Students will be selected based on experience with case competitions, classroom experience of case presentations, and ethical decision-making training (either in class or through work). Only four students have to ski (yes snowboarders can compete too!).

What is Race & Case?

  • It is a business ethics case competition and ski challenge.
  • It is unique to the Daniels College of Business as no other business school combines a case challenge with a NASTAR race.
  • Provides a unique real-world setting where students apply critical thinking and new approaches to ethical decision making and behavior.
  • Graduate business school programs are invited to bring a team of four to six people to the Daniels Race & Case.
  • All members must compete in the case, and at least two males and two females must participate in the NASTAR race, or must accept a time of 50 seconds for each missing member.

Why is it important/ what's in it for me?

  • It's a great resume builder and it is fun!
  • Students compete against other business schools for the Daniels Cup.


  • Each mixed-gender team consists of four to six students with at least two women, two men, and one international student.
  • All team members present during the case competition.
  • At least four and up to six team members participate in the ski competition, including at least two men and two women.
  • The College of Business Ethics Initiative will cover costs of transportation to Denver, hotels, chartered transportation to competition sites, lift tickets, race fees, most meals and the awards banquet.