Memo #1, International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC)

Dear Friends,
Thanks very much for participating in the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) to be held from April 20-22 in Cambridge, MA.  The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University, the Opus College of Business of the University of St. Thomas (MN), and the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI).

1.Registration Form
If you haven’t done so already, please register your school at
Registration deadline is Saturday, Feb. 20
Topics may be submitted in a week or two if your team has not decided on this yet.

2.Registration Fee
The registration fee is due by this Saturday, Feb. 20.  The cost to enroll one team is $400 and for two teams it will be $600.  Please go to to enroll your school.  We are currently holding a place for you in the competition, but entry is not guaranteed until the registration fee has been paid.

The event will take place at the luxurious Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel.  Just a few blocks from the scenic Charles River, the hotel boasts an indoor pool and is conveniently located by the Kendall Square/MIT Red Line Subway Station for easy access to historic Boston.  For the evenings of Wednesday, April 20th through Friday, April 23rd, we have secured a discounted group rate of $249/night that includes free wi-fi.  You must reserve your rooms by Wednesday, March 30th to receive the discounted rate.  Awards will be announced and prizes will be distributed the evening of the 22nd, so please do not book your flight home before Friday the 22nd.  Due to our contract for the event, participants must stay at the Marriott during the duration of the event.

Click here to reserve your room

4.IBECC 2016 Schedule

  • Wednesday, April 20 –  Welcome Orientation (evening)
  • Thursday, April 21 – Full Presentations, Biathlon
  • Friday, April 22- 10 minute/90 second Presentations, Biathlon
  • Friday, April 22 – Awards Banquet
  • Saturday, April 23- Departure date for teams

Since the Welcome Orientation will be held in the evening, Wednesday may be used as a travel day.

5.Visa Letter

If you are an international team, please let us know immediately, if you need us to provide a letter to secure a visa.

6.Executive Summary

The Executive Summary for your team’s presentation is due by Friday, March 22nd. Instructions and the PDF form can be found at

Please send this to Chiray Koo at  You may bring an updated version of your Executive Summary to the event.


The PowerPoint for your team’s presentation will be due on Friday, April 11.  Please send this to Chiray Koo at  You may bring an updated version of your PowerPoint to the event.


Further information about the biathlon will be sent in the next memo.


We will be awarding prizes to the top performing teams. Further information will be forthcoming.

10. Further information on presentation guidelines and the program can be found at our website. is the “official” source of information for IBECC 2016, so please refer to that site regularly.  Please read through the information and guidelines on our website. Also, under the VIDEO Section of our website, please view some team presentation videos to get a feel for how a good presentation should look.  That’s it for now.  We will be in touch again soon.  Thanks again, and please let us know if you have any additional questions!

All the best,
Thomas White, Ph.D.
Conrad Hilton Chair in Business Ethics
IBECC Founder
Center for Ethics and Business
Loyola Marymount University

Kirsten Scanlin
Director, IBECC Operations
Senior Associate Director, Center for Ethics and Business
Loyola Marymount University

International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC)