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07/13/2010

Ethics Prize: the Burgundy School of Business wins again!


"Promotion of Professional Ethics 2010" competition sees two groups of students at the top!

Burgundy School of Business came out strong for their second showing at the "Promotion of Professional Ethics", organised by Rotary International, The Conference des Grandes Ecoles, and UNESCO. After having won the first place prize in 2009 by three BSB students, this year's tournament (Burgundy-Champagne region) found two teams from BSB in first and second place.

Marie-Charlotte Albejano (photo), 2010 graduate, won the first place "Juror's Selection" for her essay, "An ethic wave on an economic ocean:" Second place was won by Antoine Lagneau, Camille Chevalier, Cédric Jacquot, Loïc Berger and Elise Fagnen, first year students in the Programme Grande Ecole, for their essay, "Corporate ethics confronting liberty:" The winners are compensated with prizes of 1000 and 500€ respectively.

This competition, with more than 120 schools from across France and in every discipline, is designed to make students reflect on the importance of ethical behavior and its consequences as they are the future decision makers and actors in society. The success of the Burgundy School of Business in this competition confirms the quality of teaching and learning taking place in regards to ethical problems.

The prizes were given on May 26th in Paris at UNESCO. Mr. Henk ten Have the Director for the Sector for Social and Human Sciences from UNESCO, and Mr. Pierre Tapie, President of the Conference des Grandes Ecoles, presided over the ceremonies.