CEBC Ethics Case Competition

Friday, March 7, 8:00 AM

Take advantage of this opportunity to enrich your ethics experience – a UST trademark – strengthen your analytical skills and build relationships with Twin Cities business executives and UST faculty.

The CEBC Ethics Case Competition, organized by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC), is an interactive way to deepen your understanding of the importance of creating ethical and profitable business cultures. The competition will be held March 7, 2014, and is open to both undergraduate business* and graduate business students at St. Thomas.

The winning team will be eligible to represent the University of St. Thomas in the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC), held in conjunction with the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) Sponsoring Partner Forum from May 7-9, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona. The international competition is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University, the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, and the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA).

Ethics Case Topic

Data Mining: Economic, Legal and Ethical Considerations.

Full details about presentation focus are available on the CEBC website.

Competition Format

Each team presentation will be limited to 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute Judges’ Challenge. Students will be judged by Twin Cities business executives and University of St. Thomas faculty on their ability to research, analyze and present the case from a business, legal and ethics perspective.


The competition is open to undergraduate business students who are currently enrolled in or have taken Business Ethics 301, and to graduate business students. Team members must be available for all events surrounding the CEBC competition and the IBECC competition, including pre-competition group meetings, the competition on March 7, and, in the event the student’s team wins the CEBC competition, the IBECC competition May 7-9, 2014.


Each team must consist of three undergraduate business students or three graduate business students. To build deeper relationships with your peers, you are encouraged to sign up in teams that consist of a combination of juniors and seniors in the undergraduate division, and a combination of full-time and part-time students in the graduate division.

For More Information

Undergraduate students can contact Rosemarie Monge West, Ph.D., assistant professor of Business Ethics and Law, at  or Dawn Swink, J.D. , associate professor of Business Ethics and Law, at

Graduate business students can contact Ken Goodpaster, Ph.D., Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics, at

For detailed information on the competition and the CEBC, visit

Registration Information and Deadline

Registration deadline is December 12, 2013.

Undergraduates, please email Terri Hastings, CEBC’s director of programs and operations, at

Graduate business students, please email Alex Langefels, vice president of ethics, Full-time UST MBA Student Association, at

Event Details:
Friday, March 7, 8:00 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
46 11th Street South
Schulze Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55403