Business Ethics Essay Contest

The Center for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics (PRIME Center) at University of Detroit Mercy's College of Business Administration is pleased to announce a Business Ethics Essay Contest for high school students. The goal of this competition is for future business students to contemplate ethical problems that accompany modern business practices, and clearly articulate potential solutions.

Essay Topic

The topic for the 2021-2022 Essay Competition is: “How can companies prevent the spread of misinformation in the workplace?”

Rules--click here for rules and deadlines.


Award Recipients, 2020-21

1st place 
Victoria He from Detroit Country Day
Cash prize $2,500 + scholarship $2,500*

2nd place 
Connor Joyce from Hartland High School
Cash prize $1,500 + scholarship $1,500*

3rd place 
Meleah Newhouse from Powers Catholic
Cash prize $500 + scholarship $500*


Honorable Mentions

 Luke Boldman from De La Salle Collegiate High School
Cash prize $250

 Joshua P. Hoenscheid from De La Salle Collegiate High School
Cash prize $250

 Yusuf Haydar from Carman-Ainsworth High School
Cash prize $250


The nonrenewable PRIME Center Scholarship is contingent upon admission to, and full-time enrollment as a freshman in, the College of Business Administration at University of Detroit Mercy. 

Congratulations to all award winners and scholarship recipients! Thank you to everyone for your participation!