The David Eccles School of Business Undergraduate Ethics Case Competition will take place in the GARFF Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.
The application for the 2022 competition is closed. Please check back in Fall 2022 for information about the 2023 competition.
Students interested in participating must meet the following criteria:
Must be a business major/minor or enrolled in an undergraduate business course for credit during the 2021-2022 school year. Teams must consist of four to six undergraduates and include at least two male-identifying and two female-identifying students. If you’re interested in competing but do not have a team, please indicate this on the application form and we will work to build a team for you.
The Undergraduate Case Competition is a great opportunity for students to participate in a thought-provoking business ethics case that they could face in their professional careers. Teams of 4-6 students will compete first at the University level and then a winning team will be selected to represent the University of Utah in Denver.
How does it work?
Before the competition starts, the team receives the ethical-dilemma case. The team acts as hired consultants for a firm, and members have to incorporate the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles of integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, rule of law, and viability in their analysis.
Teammates must present their recommendations to a panel of judges. The team is then given a twist to the case, and teammates have four hours to reassess their original recommendations and make a second presentation to the judges.
Cases are meant to present ethical issues that students may one day encounter in their careers. The competition is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to make ethics-based decisions, challenge students’ ethical reasoning and raise awareness of the importance of principle-based ethics.