Business Ethics Academy

The Business Ethics Academy is a team of undergraduates who are interested in:

  1. 1

    Ethics and Social Responsibility

  2. 2

    Improving case analysis skills

  3. 3

    Developing impactful presentation skills

What we do at the academy:

We work on these topics during a one credit hour class each semester. During this time, we send small teams to compete in a number of case competitions around the country and around the globe. We frequently enjoy guest speakers who are experts on various topics and work to build camaraderie.

Even though we cannot accept every interested student into the Academy, anyone with a genuine interest in these topics is always encouraged to apply. Past participants have raved over the friendships, the competition, and the interesting experiences they have been able to share with corporate recruiters.

The time commitment is small (1-3 hours per week) during times when you are not actively preparing for a competition. However, during the several weeks leading up to an event in which you are participating, a substantial amount of preparation is required, in conjunction with your teammates. We do our very best to match students to competitions that work well with their schedules.

Please visit the "How to apply" page listed under "Business Ethics Academy" for additional information on the application process.

Current Case Competitions:

The Collegiate Ethics Case Competition, hosted by the University of Arizona Eller College of Management in Tucson, Arizona

The International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition, hosted by Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California

The Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge, hosted by Waikato University in Tauranga, New Zealand

The Milgard Invitational Case Competition on Social Responsibility, hosted by the University of Washington at Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington

The John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition, hosted by Concordia University in Montreal, Canada

The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (the location varies from year to year)

The Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition, hosted by Stetson University near Orlando, Florida

2019 Competition Results:

International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition

The whole team (Paul Ceneac, Luke Kuczynski, Peyton O’Neill, and Ananya Saxena) earned the runner-up award for the full 25-minute presentation. In the 90-second round, Peyton O’Neill took the runner-up trophy for the team.

How to Apply:

If you are an undergrad business major or minor, you are encouraged to apply to the Business Ethics Academy! Applications are accepted during the spring semester for entry into the Academy for the fall. It is expected that if you are accepted, you will remain a member until you graduate (although we recognize that activities such as study abroad may prevent participation for a semester).


The first step is to submit an application via this link:

Application Link>>

The deadline for fall 2020 applications is Friday, February 10, 2020.


The second step, if applicable, is to schedule an interview:

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If you have any questions, please email Professor Michael Fricke at the above link.