The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program 2024 Case Competition

Join Our Team!

One undergraduate team and one graduate team from UCCS will compete with teams from the Collegiate Program business schools in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico. Two faculty advisors will support each team. Select students of the University of Colorado Law School serve as legal advisors to each competing team.

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program Case Competition exposes students to a thought-provoking business ethics case that they might face in their professional careers.

This competition builds on the solid principle-based ethical framework central to decision-making in a complex business environment. The ethics that is demonstrated in the competition should convey that principles are a constant foundation not relative to a specific situation, and that doing what's right prevails over self-interest, even when the two appear to conflict.

  • Student teams collaboratively analyze, present, and respond to questions posed by a panel of judges.
  • Students compete with teams from other Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative schools.
  • The experience challenges students' ethical reasoning, provides a significant networking opportunity, and in the end, raises students' awareness of the importance of principle-based ethics.

By participating as a team member for the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Case Competition you will get to represent UCCS in a prominent competition, show employers your ethical decision-making skills, build your resume, and meet high-profile senior business executives!


Competition Information

Event Date

Thursday, April 18th to Friday, April 19th, 2024

Denver, CO

Thursday, April 18th

4:00-6:00pm On-Site Team Registration

6:00-6:30pm Team Reception

6:30-8:30pm Team Dinner

Friday, April 19th

8:30a-12:00pm Team Competition Part A

12:00-1:00pm Team Lunch

1:00-5:00pm Team Competition Part B

6:00-6:30pm Team Awards Reception

6:30-8:30pm Team Awards Dinner

Competition Requirements

Teams representing UCCS will include: 

  • Undergraduate Track: One team from each of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program schools is invited to compete. The undergraduate team will be comprised of four to six full-time undergraduate students.


  • Graduate Track: One team from each of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program schools is invited to compete. The graduate team will be comprised of four to six students pursuing a graduate degree.
Competition Details

As a committed team member, you are responsible for attending:

  • Weekly Prep-Workshops 
  • Available and able to travel to Denver April 18th afternoon through evening April 19th.
  • Case Presentation on the 19th of April

Important Competition Dates:

  • Case Released: March 5
  • Executive Summary Due: April 1