How much should a pharmaceutical company charge for a lifesaving drug?

It’s a complex dilemma that involves balancing the pursuit of profits with the preservation of ethics. Six Carlson School students’ answer to that question earned them $1,000 scholarships through the annual Securian Ethics Essay Competition.

First-year students Katharine Hackney, Chau Mai, Olivia Rao, David Sebenaler, Kyle Steinberg, and Carter Weiss emerged from the group of 12 finalist teams, culled from the fall 2016 and spring 2017 sections of MGMT 1005: Corporate Responsibility and Ethics. A panel of leaders from St. Paul-based Securian Financial Group judged the essays, with the winners receiving scholarships from a Carlson School fund established by the Securian Foundation.