The Berg Cup Case Study Competition is an intercollegiate ethical case study competition hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Phi Beta Lambda and the David Berg Center of Ethics and Leadership. Competing teams are presented with a specific case that primarily focuses on ethical situations which are encountered by professionals in various industries and companies. Previous competitors include the University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University, U.S. Naval Academy, and the University of Pennsylvania domestically, as well as University of Calgary and Queen’s University internationally.
In order to compete, teams must submit preliminary case materials, the specifics of which can be found on the Berg Center website at http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/berg/competitions/bergcup/index.php. For this year’s competition the eight teams with the highest scores on the preliminary case submission will be invited to the semi-final competition, located at the University of Pittsburgh on the weekend of March 18th-19th, 2016. These eight teams will present in front of a panel of top MBA students from the University of Pittsburgh. Immediately following the semi-finals, the top four teams will present at the final round to a panel of highly esteemed corporate judges. The overall first place team will be awarded the $4,000 prize, and the second place team will win $2,000. The bottom four teams from the semi-finals will compete in the Crisis Management Simulation for the chance to win $500; all winnings will go directly to each student organization. All teams invited to the semi-final round will be provided with complimentary meals as well as Friday night lodging during the competition.
In order to qualify to compete in the Berg Cup Case Study Competition, teams must consist of four undergraduate business school students who represent one registered business organization at their respective college or university.
The deadline to express interest in participating is December 15, 2015. For more information on the Berg Cup Case Study Competition, please visit http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/berg/competitions/bergcup/index.php.