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April 27, 2015

1st place winners of 2015
Daniels Fund Ethics Case Competition -
University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Business

DENVER – Students from the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Business are the first place winners of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative 2015 Consortium Case Competition, which took place April 23-24 in Denver. The second place team hails from the University of Wyoming's College of Business and the third place team is from University of Northern Colorado's Monfort College of Business.

Case Competition winners

The annual competition involves undergraduate student teams that are provided, in advance, a business ethics case that requires an analysis of the situation and a prepared response. At the competition, each team presents their recommendation to a panel of judges and participates in a question-answer session. They then receive Part B, a crisis that puts a twist on the case. Teams have four hours to re-analyze their response and make a second presentation to the judges.

The judges, business professionals from four states, evaluate presentations against established criteria, including principles Bill Daniels believed to be valuable business assets: integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, rule of law, and viability.

This year's case competition involved ten business schools that are members of the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium. Besides the winning teams, competing were Colorado Mesa University, Department of Business; Colorado State University, College of Business; New Mexico State University, College of Business; University of Colorado Colorado Springs, College of Business; University of Colorado Denver Business School; University of Denver, Daniels College of Business; and University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business.

About the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and Consortium
Reflecting Bill Daniels' commitment to ethics and integrity, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative was established to foster a high standard of ethics in students and to strengthen the teaching of principle-based ethics in universities that are members of the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium. The initiative, launched in 2010 with a $7.5M grant and eight participating schools, was renewed for another five years (2015-2019) with an $11.25M grant and the addition of three more schools, including University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. To learn more, visit DanielsFund.org.


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