Collegiate Ethics Case Competition Format

On October 2, 2017, teams will receive the ethics case and instructions on how to proceed. Teams also have the option of entering an essay competition called the Stephanie Chance "Bright Line" Award. Teams will be asked to submit an executive summary (required), PowerPoint and/or Presi presentation (required), and essay (optional) by October 16, 2017 8:00 am MST. These materials will be assembled for judges.

Round One

Teams will be divided into five brackets with five teams per bracket. Each team will be asked to identify the stakeholders in the case; the financial, legal, and philosophical considerations; and offer recommendations on how to proceed. Teams will be asked to assume a particular identity (e.g., company employees and/or consultants) and will present to a particular audience (e.g., company executives and/or a board of directors). Presentations are not to exceed thirty minutes and will be followed by approximately ten minutes of questioning from the judges.

Round One Details

Teams will be assigned a time to compete in Round One. Possible times are listed below. Times will be assigned at check-in.

Time Group/Teams
8:00 - 8:40 a.m. Group 1 Teams
8:45 - 9:25 a.m. Group 2 Teams
9:30 - 10:10 a.m. Group 3 Teams
10:10 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:10 a.m. Group 4 Teams
11:15 - 11:55 p.m. Group 5 Teams

 

Round Two

Teams will remain in their brackets. Each team will be asked to answer a series of questions posed by a panel of judges. The question/answer round will last approximately ten minutes. Combined scores from Round One and Round Two will be generated and the top team from each bracket will advance to the Final Round.

Round Two Details

Teams will be assigned a time to compete in Round Two. Possible times are listed below. Times will be assigned at check-in.

Time Group/Teams
1:00 - 1:10 p.m. Group 1
1:15 - 1:25 p.m. Group 2
1:30 - 1:40 p.m. Group 3
1:45 - 1:55 p.m. Group 4
2:00 - 2:10 p.m. Group 5

Final Round

Following the presentation format from Round One, Finalists presentations are not to exceed ten minutes and will be followed by approximately five minutes of questioning from the entire panel of judges. First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Place Awards will be announced at the Closing Dinner.

Time Group/Teams
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Finalist 1
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Finalist 2
4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Finalist 3
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Finalist 4
5:00 - 5:15 p.m. Finalist 5

Criteria

Judges will utilize the following criteria in evaluating teams throughout the competition:

  • Delivery
  • Depth of analysis
  • Persuasiveness
  • Creativity
  • Recommendations that are both ethical and practical in a business context
  • Responses to questions

 

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