Accounting, Business, Economics & Finance
Muhlenberg College's Department of Accounting, Business, and Economics strives to develop knowledgeable, independent thinkers who are passionate about a life of learning and prepared for rewarding careers in diverse professions. We integrate the very best traditions of the liberal arts with thorough pre-professional studies, nurturing the intellectual agility necessary for success in a dynamic world.
How did their Muhlenberg experiences help these two undergraduates win this competition... when neither of them has taken a course in ethics? Click the title to learn more.
Although Ethan Simon and Jason Steinberg never received formal lecture on the topic of Business Ethics, they gained a wide variety of other important skills during their four years of liberal arts education at Muhlenberg. Inter-disciplinary classes (such as the Bio-Medical Ethics course Ethan had taken) and time studying abroad (which Jason spent in both Maastricht and China) gave the team their edge. "Muhlenberg does an awesome job of facilitating a liberal arts education," explains Steinberg, "The combination of intersecting disciplines with pre-professional education gave us an advantage."
The Ethics Bowl is an annual event hosted by the Fleming Institute for Business Ethics and is held at DeSales University. Simon and Steinberg's combined coursework and travels provided them with the informational background and cultural sensitivity necessary to discuss the topic of this year's event: Healthcare in India. The team was allotted 20 minutes for a presentation on their assessment of and suggestions for improving the healthcare situation, followed by a 10-minute round of questions from a panel of judges.
At the end of the day, Jason (pictured left above) and Ehtan (right) stood victorious, a win they attribute, in part, to their Muhlenberg education. They are seen here with Professor Susan Y. McGorry of DeSales University. As Steinberg described, "one of the judges pulled me aside after the final round of presentations explaining that of all the schools present, Muhlenberg students had the best skills, both in synthesis, as well as presentation of the data."