Applications for the 2019 CFA Ethics Challenge now being accepted

Students holding awards for CFA Ethics Challenge

The Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics is accepting applications for the 2019 CFA Ethics Challenge. The team will consist of 3-5 finance or business students who will represent UBC Sauder at the provincial competition in January 2019. Applications from individuals or teams will be accepted until Friday, November 2, 2018.

The CFA Ethics Challenge was established in 2014 by the CFA Institute to give students exposure to cases that require "the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence.” The case competition helps students develop and apply presentation, decision-making, and analytical skills to ethics issues prevalent in the workplace.

Students will have approximately four weeks, with coaching support from the Dhillon Centre, to work on the case study provided. The teams will then present in front of a panel of judges who will evaluate the students on their proposed plan, depth of the analysis, quality of the presentation, and responses to the judges’ questions. As part of the case analysis, students are required to identify violations of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct

The UBC Sauder team will first compete at the provincial level in January 2019, where they have the opportunity to advance to the national championships held in Calgary in May 2019. Costs to travel to Calgary will be covered.

Winning teams from each provincial competition will compete for the title of National Champion of the CFA Societies Canada Ethics Challenge. In the National Round, teams will have up to three hours to work on a new case and then present to a panel of judges. The winning team of the National Round will receive $500 CAD per student as well as a commemorative award from CFA Societies Canada.

Applications from individuals or teams can be sent to Christie Stephenson, executive director of the Dhillon Centre, at until midnight on Friday, November 2, 2018. Please provide a resume, short letter stating why you are interested in participating, as well as an indication that you have read and are able to comply with the official rules of the competition, found here: