Michael G. McMillan, director of ethics and professional standards at the CFA Institute, spoke with MBA and undergraduate business students about the importance of ethics and the misconceptions as to what causes ethical lapses.
The Berg Cup is a nationally known ethics case study competition held each spring term at the University of Pittsburgh. Undergraduate business students from across the country compete for a cash prize and the recognition of having their school's name engraved upon the prestigious Berg Cup trophy. The competition is hosted and administered by the University Of Pittsburgh Chapter Of Phi Beta Lambda, the College of Business Administration, and the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership.
With the success of last year's case study competition, we are ready and eager to make this year's event even better. The Sixth Annual Berg Cup case study competition will be held March 21-22, 2014. The Berg Center will design the case document. The teams that best analyze and provide solutions for the study will receive either a first place prize of $4,000 or a second place prize of $2,000.
Each team will consist of 4 undergraduate student members. There will be a variety of judges from different facets of the University and the community.
Hotel accommodations are provided for participating teams on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Meals are complimentary meals throughout the two-day event, along with entertainment and social activities for teams to network and build relationships.
Download the 2014 Berg Cup rules and regulations.
Download the 2014 Berg Cup preliminary case.
Download the 2014 Berg Cup semi-final case.
For Information on the University of Pittsburgh's Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda visit: pittpbl.com.
The 2013 Berg Cup eight semi-finalists
Tennessee Tech University - International Business Club; Towson University - Project Management Association; University of Texas - Accounting Club; University of Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente Minority Association; United States Naval Academy - Ethics Debate Team; and Washington University in St. Louis - Arch Consulting.
Congratulations to the 2013 Berg Cup winners!
US Naval Academy (1st) - The Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
Team Members: Lance Gonzalez, Timothy Fisher, Samuel Lacinski and Daniel Roberts
Towson University (2nd) - Project Management Association
Team Names: Shaun Kravitz, Sandrine Emambu, An Tran and Meredith Walter
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Delta Sigma Pi (Business Simulation winner)
Team Names: Heather Engel, Jasmine Cho, Erin Rowe and Robert Mook