Full-time UST MBA Team Advances to National Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition

On Sept. 23, the winners of the spring Center for Ethical Business Cultures' Ethics Case Competition will represent the University of St. Thomas as one of five teams invited to compete in the Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition. The competition will be held at the annual Ethics and Compliance Conference Sept. 22-24 in Anaheim, Calif.

The second annual CEBC Ethics Case Competition focused on “Social Media, Free Speech and the Ethical Corporation." It was hosted by the CEBC, the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business and UnitedHealth Group.

The competition provided graduate students in the Full-time UST MBA program an opportunity to compete and be evaluated on their ability analyze a complex business issue, uncover the legal and ethical challenges associated with the topic and develop a policy recommendation on the use of social media.

The wining team includes Brittany Barnes, Sean Elder, Roman Savchenko, Brian Slattery and Sara Speiker. The team’s faculty sponsor is Ken Goodpaster, Ph.D., Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas. In addition, Jim Arnold, professor in the Full-Time UST MBA and UST MS degree in Accountancy programs, serves as the communications coach.

For more information, contact Ron James, president and CEO of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, (651) 962-4120.