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


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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