2013 Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition

Denver Marriott City Center
April 11 - April 12, 2013

UCCS will be selecting a team of undergraduate College of Business students to represent our school in this case competition. Details of selection of the team will be provided soon.

INTRODUCTION

The Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium will be hosting this case competition. The event will be held on April 11-12, 2013 at the Denver Marriott City Center and all the different schools in the Ethics Initiative are looking forward to meeting the participating students, faculty advisors, and guests. We look forward to a competition that is stimulating and reinforces the importance of principle-based ethical decision making in business and in life in general.

PURPOSE

The Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition will expose students to a thought-provoking business ethics case that they might face in their professional careers. This competition will 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 prevails over self-interest even when the two may appear to collide. Student teams will collaboratively analyze, present, and respond to questions posed by a panel of judges. Students will compete with teams from the other universities in the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium. The experience promises to challenge students’ moral reasoning, provide a significant networking opportunity, and in the end, raise students’ awareness of the importance of principle-based ethics.

GOALS

  • To provide the undergraduate students attending universities in the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium with real-world experiences to better prepare them to address ethical challenges in the business environment.
  •  To demonstrate learning outcomes and the impact of ethics in business.
  •  To apply skills and creativity in a competition environment.
  •  To present results and recommendations to a panel of judges demonstrating their knowledge of a principal-based ethical framework.
  • To build relationships with others from the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium universities by sharing experiences in developing ethical decision-making.

 PARTICIPANTS

One team from each of the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium universities is invited to attend. Teams shall consist of 4-6 undergraduate business students—at least two males and two females. Universities may also bring up to four students to observe the competition. All student team members must be enrolled at the university they represent.

COMPETITION STRUCTURE

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