Arrupe Center for Business Ethics and KPMG Host Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition

Monday, April 8, 2013

by Amanda Sapio ‘13

PHILADELPHIA (April 8, 2013) – Saint Joseph's University's Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics will present its inaugural KPMG Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition beginning with a dinner and keynote address on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m., and concluding on Friday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Mandeville Hall.

This case study competition provides students with the opportunity to grapple with ethical issues and experience the rewards and demands of working in accounting. The students will solve real-life accounting issues in a professional environment; students from Saint Joseph's Haub School of Business (HSB) will compete against students from the University of Delaware, Drexel University, LaSalle University, Temple University and Villanova University.

"The mission of the Arrupe Center for Business Ethics is to ensure that all Saint Joseph's students receive a strong business education grounded in an awareness of ethical issues and an ability to make ethical business decisions,” says Stephen Porth, Ph.D. '80, associate dean of HSB and professor of management. “We are pleased to welcome students from all over the region to the first annual KPMG Intercollegiate Case Competition."

The event will begin with a dinner and a keynote speaker on April 11, and end with a competition the following day. Students will be given three hours to review a case and 20 minutes to present a solution to a panel of KPMG judges. An additional 10 minutes will be reserved for questions. Gift cards and certificates will be distributed to students who participate along with honorary recognition to the school that wins. 

Media Contact

Carolyn Steigleman, Director of Haub School of Business Communications, 610-660-1355,


As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the  Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.


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