A University of St. Thomas Full-Time MBA team received four of the six highest awards presented at the Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition, held Sept. 23-25 in Chicago, Ill. The competition was the first in cooperation with the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association, held during its 17th annual conference.

The team won:

  • Highest overall score from the judges in its 30-minute presentation from last April at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. 
  • Highest overall score from the judges in its 30-minute presentation in Chicago. 
  • Highest score from the judges for the ethical analysis portion of its 30-minute presentation in Chicago. 
  • Runner-up for its 10-minute presentation in the final round in Chicago.

Team members were Kate Grudkovska, class of 2009 alum Erin Liddy, Grant Seipkes and Brian Slattery.

“They distinguished themselves throughout the competition,” remarked Professor Ken Goodpaster, Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics, “and they also received numerous kudos from corporate ethics officers attending the conference.”