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September 21-21

Hyatt Bellevue

Bellevue, Washington


Attend the ECOA’s Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference and Participate in the 2011 Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC)


The ECOA is excited to partner once again with the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University and the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in the Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC). As in past years, IBECC will run simultaneously with the ECOA’s 19th Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference (AECC) in Bellevue, Washington, with individual competitions on Wednesday, September 21, and Thursday, September 22.


IBECC is the world’s most successful academic business ethics case competition and features presentations prepared and delivered by students from higher-learning institutions around the world. Each of this year’s 16 student teams have selected a topic from an area of business ethics and will, in 30-minute presentations, describe both the problem and solution to a panel of three judges. All proposed solutions integrate the legal, financial, and ethical dimensions of the case. The winners of this year’s IBECC invitational competition will be announced at the conference’s Thursday evening dinner and awards ceremony.




All conference attendees are invited to volunteer as a judge for the IBECC competition. Judging involves stepping away from one 75-minute ECOA concurrent session, listening to a 30-minute presentation, and then judging the team on the merits of the case solution. Participating as an IBECC judge allows you to interact with and impact future members of the ethics and compliance field. 


Judges are needed on Wednesday, September 21. The following are the blocks of time for which judges are needed, as well as the presenting schools with their topics:


8:45-10:00 am

  • University of Southern California- Los Angles, California
    GRADUATE: MACC/ MBT, Mark Hurd’s Employment with Oracle Corporation
  • INSEAD - Fontainebleau, France
    GRADUATE: Anti-Bribery Stance in Indian Emergency Medical Care
  • Simon Fraser University-British Columbia, Canada
    UNDERGRADUATE: Legal Implications of Social Media
  • Seattle University - Seattle, Washington
    UNDERGRADUATE: Sustainability in Northwest Industry: Can the Poor and the Environment Both Survive?
  • Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles, California
    UNDERGRADUATE: Triclosan in Colgate Toothpaste


10:30-11:45 am

  • Seattle University - Seattle, Washington
    GRADUATE: Outcome-based Wellness Programs
  • University of Oxford - Oxford, England
    GRADUATE: PHD & MBA, News of the World and News Corporation
  • Boston College - Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    UNDERGRADUATE: A Bubble Ready to Burst: The Law School Industry
  • Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey
    UNDERGRADUATE: Homeworkers in the Garment Industry
  • California State University at Long Beach - Long Beach, California
    UNDERGRADUATE Research In Motion (RIM) Security Features


2:00-3:15 pm

  • St. Louis University - St. Louis, Missouri
  • University of Oxford - Oxford, England
    GRADUATE: MBA, Ethics in the Media
  • College of the Holy Cross-Worcester, Massachusetts
    UNDERGRADUATE: Coca-Cola’s Marketing Tactics
  • Claflin University - Orangeburg, South Carolina
    UNDERGRADUATE: America—The Land of Equal Opportunity: Fact or Fiction?
  • St. Petersburg College - St. Petersburg, Florida
    UNDERGRADUATE: For-Profit Prisons



  • University of Florida-Gainesville, Florida
    UNDERGRADUATE: Big Brother Corporate Behavior
  • University of St. Thomas- Saint Paul, Minnesota
    GRADUATE: Microfinance




 To learn more, or to volunteer as a judge, contact
Elayna Hebert at +1 (781) 647-9333 or


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