The Laidley Centre for Business Ethics is pleased to announce the inaugural McGill Desautels Accounting Ethics Case Competition, which will be held on Friday, March 31st, 2023. The theme of the inaugural competition is “Artificial Intelligence: New Ethical Challenges for Business Professionals”. No knowledge of artificial intelligence is required to participate. A reception will be held in the evening on Thursday, March 30th to welcome participants and kick-start the event.
The main objectives of the competition are:
Increase students’ awareness of the importance of ethical decisions in business with an emphasis on accounting.
To expose students to real-world scenarios that they may encounter in their future careers.
Provide students with the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking and presentation skills at the intersection of business ethics and contemporary accounting issues.
McGill Desautels Accounting Ethics Case Competition is open to current undergraduate students at McGill University. For the purpose of the competition, a current undergraduate student is defined as one who is enrolled in good standing in undergraduate courses at Desautels Faculty of Management during the current academic year. While the case competition is open to all McGill undergraduate students, it is highly recommended that each team should have one or more students who have completed an intermediate accounting course (ACCT 351).
Interested students must complete the Intent to Compete form.
Participation is capped at six teams on a first come, first served basis.
A team’s intent to compete form must be received no later than January 27th, 2023.
Registration is full and therefore closed.
$1,000 for the team that places first
$500 for second place
$250 honorarium for each of the other participating teams
At least 2 students are required for each team. The maximum number of students in the team is 4.
Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence is not required.
The case will be made available on the morning of Friday, March 31st. The case will be released to the participating teams in a staggered manner, which will be decided by a random draw in the late afternoon of Thursday March 30th, 2023.
Each team will have exactly three hours (from their start time) to work on the case and prepare their presentation.
The presentation will be 12–15 minutes long followed by an 8–10-minute Q&A.
The top two teams will proceed to the final round, which will be held on the same day, Friday, March 31st, 2023.
With the permission of the teams, the final-round presentations will be recorded and shared with the teams in case they want to review their performance as a learning opportunity.
Elena Obukhova, Director of the Laidley Centre for Business Ethics & Associate Professor in Strategy and Organization at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
nikita.bostonfisher [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Accounting%20Ethics%20Case%20Competition%20) (Nikita Boston-Fisher), Associate Director of the Laidley Centre for Business Ethics
Preetika Joshi, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
Dongyoung Lee, Associate Professor of Accounting at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
Yongoh Roh, Assistant Professor, Accounting at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
If you have any questions about Desautels Accounting Ethics Case Competition, please contact dongyoung.lee [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Accounting%20Ethics%20Case%20Competition%20) (Dongyoung Lee).