Haub to Host Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (March 25, 2014) — The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, in partnership with KPMG, will host an Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition on Friday, April 4, in Mandeville Hall. Student participants from Drexel University, West Chester University, La Salle University, Temple University, and Villanova University will compete with one another for the first place title.

"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 principled business decisions,” says Stephen Porth, Ph.D. '80, associate dean of HSB and professor of management. “We are enthusiastic about having this dialogue with students from all over the region."

For the competition, students are tasked with solving a real-life ethical issue in the accounting field. Teams from each school will then pore over a company’s financial statements, compare competitors’ business strategies and craft a final presentation for KPMG executives. The experience offers the undergraduates a preview of working at a Big Four firm. The winning Philadelphia university team will earn certificates, gift cards and bragging rights.

The final two teams will compete publicly against one another on Friday, April 4, from 4:15-5:45 p.m. on campus in Mandeville Hall's Wolfington Teletorium. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the event, visit www.sju.edu/arrupe.

Media Contact

Carolyn Steigleman, Marketing Communications | Haub School of Business, 610-660-1355, csteigle@sju.edu


Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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