Business Ethics

National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership

Business Ethics

Registration for the 2015 National MBA Case Competition is closed

Please contact Julie Tonkin ( for information about competing in the 2016 competition next November.

The 9th Annual Business National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership will be held November 11-13, 2015.


To advance the development of ethical leaders through experiential learning and to recognize and promote MBA students and their programs for participation in a national case competition in ethical leadership.


  • Grand Prize: $5,000
  • 2nd Place: $1,200
  • 3rd Place: $1,000
Special Awards for:
  • Best Presenter
  • Best Q&A

Competition Logistics

  • Students and advisors* check in at Courtyard Waco by Marriott on Wednesday
  • Students receive cases and final instructions Thursday morning during welcome event
  • Student teams work in designated areas all day. (Lunch and dinner are provided.)
  • Student teams participate in Round 1 of competition Friday morning in 3 rooms**
  • Students attend Forum luncheon and presentation by Ethics Forum keynote speaker for the announcement of the three Finalist Teams
  • Finals begin at 1pm. All participants in case competition and other guests welcome
  • Reception and awards ceremony conclude the competition

Resources provided by Baylor University:

  • Case and instructions (on site) and individual team work rooms (Thursday)
  • Transportation to and from Waco airport (ACT) if used both Wednesday and Friday
  • Transportation from hotel to the Hankamer School of Business at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation Thursday and Friday
  • Lodging Wednesday-Thursday (up to 3 rooms for 2 nights) and meals Thursday-Friday through end of competition

* Advisor attendance is optional though welcome.
** Teams consist of 4 full-time MBA students and are randomly assigned rooms and times; identity of schools is prohibited to ensure fairness. Invitation only. No fee to enter.

Previous MBA Competition Cases

An Ethical Leadership Opportunity for BlueCava
News Corp in Crisis
MFI International: A Entrepreneur's Dilemma

For permission to use these cases free of charge, contact Julie Tonkin at

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