N.C. State Jenkins MBA Students Participate In Sixth Annual Business Ethics Case Competition

Competition Course Focuses On Managing Ethically In Emerging Economies

[USPRwire, Mon May 03 2010] The N.C. State Jenkins MBA (http://mgt.ncsu.edu/mba) has announced that five teams of first-year students participated in its Sixth Annual Business Ethics Case Competition, hosted by the Business Ethics Society and the College of Management at NC State University. Held on April 22, the competition allowed MBA students in the college’s Jenkins Graduate School’s Case Competition class (MBA 590-001) to apply what they had learned in their core courses to make a convincing and professionally presented set of arguments for this year’s Ethic Case Competition topic, “Managing Ethically in Emerging Economies.” Students were asked to select, analyze and provide a method for multinational corporations to manage ethically in emerging economies.

The winners of the 2010 competition include:

1st Place
- Hillary Bergmark, marketing management
- Gabriel Ives, financial management, supply chain management
- Wendell Ivory, biopharma management
- Carol Wen, marketing management, supply chain management

This team chose to explore business ethics issues faced by Boeing in China.

2nd Place
- Geoff Bock, biopharma management
- Mark Kendall, supply chain management
- Arpita Malik, biopharma management, marketing management
- Bri Tegtmeier, marketing management, supply chain management

This team examined Eli Lilly and Company’s operations in South Africa.

3rd Place (tie)
- Nathan Rich, biopharma management
- Pete Geisen, biopharma management, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization
- Emily Curley, marketing management
- Hsiang-Lin Tseng, supply chain management

They proposed extending the Dairy Queen franchise into Taiwan.

3rd Place (tie)
- Uttam Kumar, supply chain management
- Ragesh Rajan, services management, supply chain management
- Sangram Chavan, services management, supply chain management
- Matt Wang, supply chain management

This team explored the ethics framework for a global soft drinks company that seeks to expand operations into the Indian market.

3rd Place (tie)
- Debranetta Gethers, financial management
- Rahul Sharma, supply chain management
- Yao Jiang, financial management, supply chain management
- Derek V. DeShane, marketing management, supply chain management

They examined Siemens’ approach to ethical business in Nigeria.

“The Case Competition course allows students to apply the knowledge of theory they have acquired throughout the year to solve problems facing corporations in the real world,” said Dr. Steve Allen, professor and associate dean for graduate programs and research at the North Carolina State University College of Management, which includes the Jenkins Graduate School of Management. “We strive to make sure our students graduate with real world experience that can be applied to situations they will face in their jobs.”

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- The annual Business Ethics Competition is sponsored by the Business Ethics Society and NC State College of Management and supported by the BB&T Leadership Development Fund in the College of Management.

- The competition took place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 22 in the College of Management’s E.C. Hunt Board Room in Nelson Hall.

The Jenkins Graduate School of Management is part of the North Carolina State University College of Management in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the Jenkins MBA program, it offers graduate programs in accounting and economics. The Jenkins MBA program was established in 2002 to provide graduate management education with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Its real world approach to learning brings students, top educators and professionals together in a research- and technology-focused environment that supports the knowledge, skills and leadership development needed for today’s global marketplace. The Jenkins MBA program offers concentrations in biosciences management, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, financial management, innovation management, marketing management, services management and consulting, and supply chain management for both full- and part-time students. Consistently rated among the nation’s top 75 MBA programs, the Jenkins MBA continues to receive national and international attention for its commitment to quality education and research. For more information, visit http://mgt.ncsu.edu/mba/.

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