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

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

Lenexa, Kansas, USA (April 2014) – At its Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting on April 8-11, 2014 in San Diego, California, USA, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) hosted its third annual student case-study competition focusing on business ethics, and is pleased to announce the following winners:

First Place

Ohio Valley University (West Virginia, USA)

  • Victoria Bruce
  • Kobina Henriques
  • Chase long
  • Kayla Parsley
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joy Jones

Second Place

St. Thomas Aquinas College (New York, USA)

  • Nicole Bonanni
  • Gina Funaro
  • Brittany Platt
  • Caitlin Zungoli
  • Faculty Advisor: Professor Christine Cahill

Third Place

Chaminade University of Honolulu (Hawaii, USA)

  • Bernardo Equila
  • Glacen Mae Florita
  • Caitlyn Miyamoto
  • Faculty Advisor: Professor Wayne Tanna

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.

In their case presentations, each team must identify and 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.

This year’s final-round case, entitled “The Carrot, the Stick, and Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs,” was written by Dr. Paul Melendez, Department of Management and Organizations at the University of Arizona, and was graciously provided to the IACBE by the university’s Eller Center for Leadership Ethics.

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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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