Heidelberg's Business Case Competition class, BAE 290, is offered annually every fall semester. Ethicsist Dr. Heleana Theixos is the advisor for the group. Dr. Theixos previously helped coach Ethics Bowl teams at the University of Miami, Florida. With the generous support of the School of Business & Technology, this year's team is excited to have members with diverse majors, backgrounds and interests.
The course and team are open to all Heidelberg students, not just business majors. The skills of analyzing, researching and then arguing for ethics perspectives are useful across all disciplines.
Hundreds of students and teams across the United States and Canada compete in 11 regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competitions each fall. The college teams argue and defend their moral assessment of a wide array of ethical case studies in business and professional ethics, in personal relationships and in social and political affairs. The ethical case studies are developed nationally by faculty, researchers and professionals.
- In 2017, the Heidelberg University Ethics Bowl team was the 5th ranked school out of 17 schools competing regionally, and competed in National competitions.
- In 2019, they were the 3rd ranked school out of 11 schools competing regionally.