Elon finishes fourth in business ethics competition
The Elon team of Scott Bishopric’14, Oliver Goddu’13, Blair Menzel ’13 and Christian True ‘13 made it to the final round of the competitive Dalhousie Business Ethics Case Competition held Nov. 8-10 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The competition, hosted by Dalhousie University, consisted of three rounds in which teams received a business ethics case and presented their analysis of the issue to a panel of judges composed of academic, corporate and government representatives from across Canada. The final round involved a four-hour case about the Canadian Oil Sands energy project in Alberta involving very complex technical issues and native tribal rights.
“I am incredibly proud of the dedication, enthusiasm, teamwork and persistence our students demonstrated in their performance throughout the competition,” said Christina Benson, faculty advisor and assistant professor of business law and ethics.
Prior to the competition, the students put in several hours of preparation and rehearsal and were provided feedback by Love School of Business faculty.
“The Dalhousie Business Ethics Case Competition (DBECC) was a fantastic experience,” Menzel said. “I was able to work with three other Elon students to solve relevant ethical business issues through innovative solutions. DBECC allowed me to sharpen my communication skills, become a more effective presenter, and see the beautiful city of Halifax! The competition provided me with the opportunity to put what I've learned over the past four years into practice.”
The top three teams were Concordia University Montreal, Wilfred Laurier University and the University of Alberta. Other schools participating in this student-run competition were Dalhousie University, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of New Brunswick, University of Guelph, and University of Prince Edward Island.