– The Florida Tech School of Management will host its eighth annual high school business ethics competition on Friday, March 5. In the daylong event,
juniors and seniors from Brevard County and other Central Florida high schools compete by developing solutions to thorny ethical problems. More high
schools are welcome to sign up for a chance to win cash prizes.
The competition’s finals will begin at 1 p.m. in the Crawford Building Auditorium, Room S112. Anyone interested in attending may contact the School of
Management at (321) 674-7327.
Dr. Tim Hollingsworth, dean of the School of Management, said the competition gives these students a chance to start
thinking about complex choices at an early stage of professional development. “The students are tasked with a difficult situation that calls for tough,
ethical decision making,” he said. “While it is a competition with awards for the top three teams, the real focus of the day is to stimulate these young
minds with a valuable learning exercise.”
Judges for the competition come from a variety of career fields and include many prominent members of the community.
The event, sponsored by Community Educators’ Credit Union, offers $500 per member to the first-place team, $250 per member to the second-place team and
$125 per member to the third place team. If a member of the top two teams qualifies for Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Florida Tech will
guarantee a minimum of $8,000 per year for each member of the first place team, and $6,000 for second place, per year. In addition to student prizes, all
presenting teams’ coaches will be awarded $100 per team each to be used in purchasing classroom supplies. Schools wishing to enter teams may call (321)