The 3rd Annual Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) case competition took place in Schulze Auditorium today. Three teams of Full-time UST MBA students tackled this year’s topic, “Microfinance: Ethical Advice to Interested Parties.” Six judges, playing the role of venture capitalists, evaluated the teams’ analyses. Thank you to our distinguished judges:
- Dr. Jim Arnold, Clinical Professor of Communications, Management Department, Opus College of Business
- Jim Chosy, JD, General Counsel & Managing Director, Piper Jaffray
- Rob Foehl, JD, Director of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, Target
- Dr. Ken Goodpaster, Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics, Opus College of Business
- Ron James, President and CEO of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures
- Jeff Peterson, Director of Innovation & Strategy, General Mills Foundation
The winning team was comprised of second-year student Kelsey Luers and first-year students Sara Christenson, Nick Ertz, and Dan Jackson. Congratulations!
The judges selected a team of “all stars” who will represent UST at the national ethics case competition in September in Seattle. The all star team members are second-year student Kelsey Luers and first-year students Annelise Larson, Dan Jackson, and Kristian Olson. JD/MBA student Scott Buell was selected as the alternate for the all star team. Best of luck to the all star team as they prepare to defend our national championship this fall!
Thank you to the CEBC as well as United Health Group for sponsoring this outstanding annual event. Special thanks to Terri Hastings of the CEBC, who handled the logistics for the event, as well as Kay Wimer and Karla Duren, who worked closely with Terri throughout the planning process.
Photos and additional details about the CEBC competition will be available on Monday on Opus Magnum.