FAMU Team: Dea’Jah Jones, Robyn Seniors, Jordan Berry and Taylor Steele
The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Business and Industry (SBI) on Friday will host Ethics Challenge 2020, a daylong case-study competition involving aspiring investment management professionals from 11 Florida schools.
The FAMU team of Dea’Jah Jones, Robyn Seniors, Jordan Berry and Taylor Steele is advised by Samique March-Dallas, Ph.D., assistant professor in SBI’s Accounting and Finance Department.
Participating schools include private schools such as Bethune-Cookman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Florida Memorial University, and State University System schools such as Florida State University, University of Central Florida and the University of Florida.
Sponsored by the CFA Societies of Florida, the competition embodies the mission of Certified Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute by promoting “the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence.”
The competition is designed to increase students’ awareness of the ethical dilemmas they may face as investment management professionals and to better prepare them for the workforce.
The competition touches on many of CFA Institute Future of Finance’s six areas of focus, including: Transparency and Fairness, Regulation and Enforcement, and Safeguarding the System. It also promotes ethical awareness and fosters a healthy, financial environment. The Ethics Challenge summons students to analyze a situation with “grey” areas, where right or wrong may not be apparent.
Student teams are given an identical case study with various ethical dilemmas. Each team presents their recommendations to a panel of industry professionals that judge their presentations. From eleven teams, one will be announced the winner of the Florida Ethics Challenge 2020.
The event at the One SBI Plaza, 500 Gamble St., Tallahassee, is sponsored jointly by CFA Society Jacksonville, CFA Society Miami, CFA Society Naples, CFA Society Orlando, CFA Society South Florida, and CFA Society Tampa Bay.
For more information or to register to attend visit https://www.cfasociety.org/orlando/Pages/Florida-Ethics-Challenge.aspx