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Oklahoma City University Business Students Win Ethics Competition
OKLAHOMA CITY – Three Oklahoma City University business students put their skills together for the fourth annual Oklahoma Ethics Student Case Competition and finished as state champions. Meinders School of Business students Charlie Ludden, Maria Perez and Ashley Kipping competed with college students from across the state last month, analyzing and voicing their interpretation of strategies for ethical decision making. Employees from Oklahoma companies including Boeing, Grant Thornton, Principal Technologies, Williams and Vaughn Foods judged the competition. The team examined a real-life case that involved embezzlement. The OCU team discovered that the company did not have a sufficient checks and balance system and suggested the company invest in liability insurance. Team member Charlie Ludden said he enjoyed the fast-paced competition. Teams were given about two hours to study the case and develop their presentations. “It was a challenge to have to make a presentation without having a lot of time to plan,” he said. “The competition helped prepare us for real life business experiences and made us more comfortable in pressure situations.”