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The IACBE announces the winners of its first annual student case-study competition.

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Student Case-Study CompetitionWinners of First Annual IACBE Student Case-Study Competition Announced

Lenexa, Kansas, USA (April 2012) – At its Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting on April 18-20, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) hosted its first annual student case-study competition focusing on business ethics, and is pleased to announce the following winners:

First Place

McKendree University (Illinois, USA)

  • Jessica Muckensturm
  • Erika Schutzenhofer
  • Austin Vuichard
  • Danielle Warren
  • Dr. Jean Scheller-Sampson, Faculty Advisor

Second Place

Framingham State University (Massachusetts, USA)

  • Suzanne Carroll
  • Caitlin Taylor
  • Dr. Michael Harrison, Faculty Advisor

Third Place

University of Montana Western (Montana, USA)

  • Cory Birkenbuel
  • Blake Drown
  • Anthony Harris
  • Tate Kapple
  • Dr. Fredrick Chilson, Faculty Advisor

The case-study competition provides students with an opportunity to showcase their ability to analyze a case, and to identify and discuss recommendations for action in an ethical and thoughtful manner. The competition requires students to (1) work as teams, (2) collect, analyze, and use data, and (3) present information and answer questions in a clear, concise, and professional manner.

The teams select an appropriate case on which to focus, and must be able to explain the legal, financial, economic, marketing, and management issues relevant to the situation and present the ethical issue that they have chosen to address. After presenting the case information, the teams must make recommendations for action that are solidly grounded in ethical theory.

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The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) was founded in 1997 in response to the expressed needs of presidents, chief academic officers, and business deans and chairs who wanted an accreditation process that was mission-driven and outcomes-based. The IACBE is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education for student-centered colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions throughout the world.

The IACBE’s mission is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through specialized accreditation of business programs. The IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited over 1,000 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.

The IACBE’s World Headquarters are located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, 66215, USA. For more information about the IACBE, please contact us here.

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