A team of four University of St. Thomas (UST) Full-time MBA students won their division and received the highest overall honor at the national Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition hosted by Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) at the ECOA’s annual meeting held September 22-24 in Anaheim, Cal. The UST team, which consisted of Sean Elder, Kelsey Luers, Roman Savchenko and Sara Speiker, was invited to deliver their winning presentation on “Social Media, Free Speech and the Ethical Corporation” as part of the awards ceremony at an evening ECOA event.
One judge said to Dr. Ken Goodpaster, UST Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and the team’s mentor, “Fantastic! I’ve been judging this competition for six years – yours is the best I have seen in all that time.” Their analysis and recommendations were for corporations seeking ethical solutions amid the exploding phenomenon of social media. (more…)