Full-time UST MBA Team Wins Spot in National Ethics Competition

On September 23, 2010, the winners of the spring CEBC 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 (IBECC) at the upcoming 2010 ECOA Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference (AECC) September 22-24 in Anaheim, California.

The Second Annual CEBC Ethics Case Competition focused on “Social Media, Free Speech and the Ethical Corporation” and was hosted by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC), the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business and UnitedHealth Group. The competition provided graduate students in the University of St. Thomas 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 winning team includes Full-time UST MBA students 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 at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, serves as the communications coach.