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OVU students take second place in IACBE case-study competition

Vienna, W.Va.—Students from Ohio Valley University attended the International Accreditation Council for Business Education’s (IACBE) Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting in San Francisco, California. The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) was founded in 1997 and is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

On April 18-21, 2017 the IACBE hosted its sixth annual student case-study competition focusing on business ethics. The IACBE announced that the student team from Ohio Valley University in Vienna, West Virginia won second-place honors. The OVU student team members included Stefanie Brosey (Severn, Maryland), Eric Wade (Washington, West Virginia) and Lauren Cunningham (Marietta, Ohio), along with their Faculty Advisor Dr. Joy Jones.

The IACBE case-study competition provides students with an opportunity to showcase their abilities to analyze a case, to identify and discuss recommendations for ethical action, and to “think on their feet.” The competition requires students to (1) work as members of a team, (2) collect and analyze data, and (3) effectively present case information and answer questions in a clear, concise, and professional manner. In their case presentations, each team must identify and explain the relevant background information of the case, which may include relevant legal, financial, economic, marketing, and management issues, and present the ethical issue that is central to the case. After presenting the case information, the teams must make recommendations for action that are solidly grounded in ethical theory.

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Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a faith-based, residential, liberal arts college founded by members of the Church of Christ. Students of all faiths are accepted and encouraged to apply. The university offers a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees to students from 26 states and 25 nations. To learn more visit www.ovu.edu.