Seeking Additional Partners


The International Business Ethics Case Competition is the nation’s oldest and most distinguished event of its kind. Designed with the assistance of Fortune 500 senior executives, IBECC was founded in 1996 by Thomas I. White, Ph.D., the first permanent Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Business Ethics and Director of the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Through 2018, Loyola Marymount was our major partner, but the university has decided to leave IBECC and launch its own campus-based competition focusing on sustainable development. In 2019, IBECC became an independent 501(c)(3) organization.

We are honored to announce that the following have agreed to support our 23rd annual competition next April: the Abigail Adams Institute; the Center for Business Ethics at Seattle University; the Center for Business Ethics and Governance at Saint Anselm College; the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics and Society at the College of the Holy Cross; the Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell; the Ethics & Compliance Initiative; the Isenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas (Presenting Partner); and the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University.

We are currently in discussions with more schools, and we expect our list of partners to grow. If you would like to join us and help ensure that the next generation of business leaders will have the ethical expertise needed to face the coming challenges, please contact us. We welcome the opportunity to discuss sponsorship options with interested schools and corporations.

IBECC helps students develop critical skills in ethical analysis which they will then bring to the organizations they join after graduation. The competition is judged predominantly by seasoned executives.

Throughout its history, more than 1500 students, comprising 375 teams, representing 115 schools and 12 different countries have participated. Teams have come from: Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Kuwait, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

Click here for a brief informational brochure. For more information, please contact: Professor Thomas White, Founder and Executive Director of IBECC | 310.877.8326 |