Journal of Undergraduate Research


ethics, ethical dilemmas, ethical decision-making


Marriott School of Management


Strategic Management


The purpose of this project was to gain a deeper understanding of ethical dilemmas in an organizational context. From our increased understanding of these dilemmas, we hoped to offer guidance for practitioners and students of management that would help them to identify the major types of dilemmas they could expect to face, know when they could expect to face those dilemmas, and understand how to properly respond to those dilemmas. To help achieve this, a 13-category typology had already been created from a collection of data on dilemmas faced by MBA and EMBA students. This project was focused on performing a series of tests to ensure the accuracy and proper use of that typology.