2014 IBECC

2014 International Business Ethics Case Competition 
May 6-9 
Tucson, Arizona


FULL PRESENTATION COMPETITION

Graduate Meggitt Division
Winner: Texas State University, Is that Blood on Your Shirt? Exploitation in Garment Manufacturing
Runner-up: University of St. Thomas, Data Mining: Economic, Legal, and Ethical Considerations

Graduate Airbus Division
Winner: University of Oxford, In Vitro Meat
Runner-up: NEOMA Business School, The Swiss Banking System

Undergraduate Raytheon Division
Winner: Loyola Marymount University, Sea World's Use of Captive Orcas
Runner-up: University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business (Canada), Goldman Sachs and Its Reputation

Undergraduate General Mills Division
Winner: Montgomery College, Take 2
Runner-up: University of St. Thomas, Data Mining: Economic, Legal, and Ethical Considerations

Undergraduate Botts Division
Winner: University of Navarra, The Hip Implants Threat to J&J Corporate Reputation
Runner-up: Marywood University, Fracking

10-MINUTE PRESENTATION COMPETITION

Graduate St. Jude Division
Winner: Texas State University, Is that Blood on Your Shirt? Exploitation in Garment Manufacturing
Runner-up: Central European University Business School, The Exploitation of the Upstream Supply Chain

Graduate Northrop Grumman Division
Winner: McMaster University , DeGroote School of Business, Electronic Waste Dumping in Underdeveloped Countries
Runner-up: University of Oxford, In Vitro Meat
Runner-up: University of St. Thomas, Data Mining: Economic, Legal, and Ethical Considerations

Undergraduate Messadi/Elyas Division
Winner: Montgomery College, Take 2
Runner-up: Marywood University, Fracking

Undergraduate Kraft Division
Winner: University of Navarra, The Hip Implants Threat to J&J Corporate Reputation
Runner-up: University of St. Thomas, Data Mining: Economic, Legal, and Ethical Considerations

Undergraduate Koskovich Division
Winner: University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business (Canada), Goldman Sachs and Its Reputation
Runner-up: Loyola Marymount University, Sea World's Use of Captive Orcas

90-SECOND PRESENTATION COMPETITION

Graduate Darcy Division
Winner: McMaster University , DeGroote School of Business, Electronic Waste Dumping in Underdeveloped Countries
Runner-up: University of St. Thomas, Data Mining: Economic, Legal, and Ethical Considerations
Runner-up: NEOMA Business School, The Swiss Banking System

Undergraduate Emmons Division
Winner: Montgomery College, Take 2
Runner-up: Marywood University, Fracking
Runner-up: Loyola Marymount University, Sea World's Use of Captive Orcas

Undergraduate Knott Division
Winner: University of Florida, Corporate Health Care: The Case of AOL and Two "Distressed Babies"
Runner-up: McKendree University, Appearance-Based Discrimination in the Workplace
Runner-up: University of St. Thomas, Data Mining: Economic, Legal, and Ethical Considerations

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Golden West College, Hire None: How Higher One is Stealing Money from the Students of Golden West College
Santa Barbara City College, A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Our Commitment to American Energy
Loyola Marymount University, Google Glass

 

BACKGROUND

The 2014 International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC), organized by the The Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University, the Opus College of Business of the University of St. Thomas (MN), and the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), was held from May 6-9 in conjunction with the ECOA’s Sponsoring Partner Forum in Tucson, Arizona.  IBECC is the oldest and most-recognized business ethics competition of its kind. 

Teams of 3-5 students participated in a variety of competitions (20-to-30 minute presentation followed by Q&A; 10-minute presentation; 90-second presentation), all of which were judged by practicing ethics and compliance professionals. Each team selected a topic from any area of business ethics and described both the problem and a proposed solution. Approximately $12,000 in prize money was awarded to winners and runners-up.  

The 2014  IBECC had 17 teams this year. Undergraduate and graduate teams competed in separate divisions. We were pleased to have international teams this year from Canada, , France, Hungary, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Students had the opportunity to learn about organizational ethics by attending ECOA conference sessions and interacting informally with the world's leading ethics and compliance officers. 

  • 2014 IBECC Field

    2014 IBECC Field

     

    Central European University, Budapest, Hungary* (Graduate) 

    DeGroote School of Business, Ontario, Canada* (Graduate)  

    Golden West College (Undergraduate)   

    Loyola Marymount University (Undergraduate)

    Marywood University (Undergraduate)

    McKendree University (Undergraduate)

    Montgomery College (Undergraduate)

    NEOMA Business School, France* (Graduate)

    Santa Barbara City College (Undergraduate)

    Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada* (Undergraduate) 

    Texas State University (Graduate) 

    University of Arizona (TBD)

    Universidad de Navarra, Spain* (Undergraduate)

    University of Florida (Undergraduate)

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom* (Graduate)

    University of St. Thomas (MN) (Graduate)

    University of St. Thomas (MN) (Undergraduate)

     *Denotes international team

  • Memos

    All official memos regarding the 2014 IBECC are listed below.  Click on a link to read that memo.

     

    2014 Memo 1 with 2014 Registration Form

    2014 Memo 2 -- hotel information in this memo is out-of-date.  

    2014 Memo 3 with 2014 Registration Form

    2014 Memo 4

    2014 Memo 5

  • Sponsors

    A special thanks to all the sponsors of the International Business Ethics Case Competition,
    without whose assistance our event would not be possible!

     

     

    Daniel Koskovich


  • Hotel Information

    The 2014 IBECC will take place at 

     

    The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

     

    7000 North Resort Drive

     

    Tucson, Arizona 85750

     

     

     Click on the image above for directions.

    We have secured a daily rate of $155/room (not including taxes and fees) for Tuesday, May 6 (check in) to Friday, May 9 (check-out).  This rate is based on 2-person occupancy; each additional person (up to 4 people per room) will cost $25. Complimentary overnight parking, guestroom internet, and access to the fitness center are included.  

    There are no pre/post nights at this rate. The link is valid only for May 6 (check-in) through May 9 (check-out). Teams wishing to arrive earlier or stay later must book those nights separately using a different link (see Pre/Post booking section below).

    The deadline to make reservations at this discounted rate is Monday, April 14, 2014.

    While reservations can be held under one name, the hotel requires the names of every individual prior to check-in.  Names (and any changes to your reservation) should be emailed to Mary Miniaci at mminiaci@loewshotels.com.  Please include "ECOA student reservations" in your subject and your confirmation number in your email.  

    To make reservations, you must use the link below.  Please note that the website requires you to reserve one room at a time even though the drop down menu gives you the option of up to four rooms.

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    PRE/POST RESERVATIONS are available at the ECOA rate of $199/night (based on a 2-person occupancy, add an additional $25 per extra person).  Again, you may only book one room at a time. Additionally, pre-event reservations must be booked separately from post-event reservations.