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Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition
Purpose and Format
The Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition — a component of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program — exposes students to a thought-provoking business ethics case that they might face in their professional careers.
This competition builds on the solid principle-based ethical framework central to decision making in a complex business environment. Ethics demonstrated in the competition should 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 appear to conflict.
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 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.
- Provide the participating students with real-world experiences to better prepare them to address ethical challenges in the business environment
- Demonstrate learning outcomes and the impact of ethics in business
- Apply skills and creativity in a competition environment
- Present results and recommendations to a panel of judges demonstrating their knowledge of a principle-based ethical framework
- Build relationships with others from the Ethics Initiative schools by sharing experiences in developing ethical decision-making
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles will be integrated into all program components.
One team from each of the ten Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative business schools is invited to attend and compete. Teams are comprised of four to six full-time undergraduate business students (business major/minor, pre-business, or enrolled in a business class). All student team members must be enrolled at the school they represent.
Up to two faculty advisors may attend to support each team. In addition, our law school partner will make a legal advisor available to each participating team.
The Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition blends a traditional case competition with a crisis management simulation.