Business students invited to participate in new ethics competition

Business students will test their ethical reasoning skills against fellow students in a new college-wide business ethics competition Oct. 27, open to all undergraduate business majors and minors. Teams of three students will analyze a business ethics case and present an ethical framework and solution in a 10-minute video. Top competitors will then defend their ethical choices to a panel of judges to win prize money. Teams should register online by 5 p.m. Friday, October 20. All registered teams will be provided access to the competition site on Harvey which contains resources to help prepare for the competition. Students can also ask a faculty member to mentor their team, and also can seek additional resources. However, on the day of the competition, teams are on their own. The competition commences at noon Friday, October 27 in HELM 219. All teams will be given the same case. Teams will be assigned to a private room in HELM to prepare their ethical argument and a judging rubric will be provided. Teams will have 90 minutes to review the case, develop a solution, create a few slides, and record a 10-minute presentation.

Members of the Tulsa business community have been pre-selected to judge the videos. At 4 p.m. an announcement will be placed on Harvey identifying the four teams that have recorded the most comprehensive and compelling solution to the ethical dilemma. These four teams will advance to the finals and will all win money. Beginning at 5 p.m. the teams, staggered every 15 minutes, will meet with the panel of judges in HELM 219 to answer questions and discuss their thought process in addressing the ethical issue. At the end of the four presentations, the judges will rank the teams, winners will be announced and photos will be taken. The winning teams will be announced the following day on the Collins College of Business website.

Prizes

  • First Prize – $600
  • Second Prize – $450
  • Third Prize – $300
  • Fourth Prize – $150

For more information, contact Claire Cornell at claire-cornell@utulsa.edu or call 918-631-2684.