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Chaminade Business Students Take First Place in Global Competition

First winners at IACBE's global student competition: Chaminade Business students know how to take care of business.

 Chaminade Business students took care of business this April in Baltimore, winning first-place at IACBE’s global student competition. From left to right are faculty advisor, Richard Kido, students Darnell Fenderson, Chelan Crane, Kiana Avalos and Remi Kohno, and faculty coach Wayne Tanna. 

The student team from the School of Business and Communications at Chaminade University took first place in the fourth annual global student case-study competition hosted by International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) held recently in Baltimore, Maryland.   Chaminade students, Kiana Avalos, Chelan Crane, Darnell Fenderson and Remi Kohno made their faculty coaches Carolyn Kuriyama, Wayne Tanna, and Richard Kido (faculty advisor) very proud, said Scott Schroeder, PhD, dean for the School of Business and Communications at Chaminade University.

“It was exceptionally strong work,” Schroeder said. “This is the second time in three years participating that Chaminade students have won the competition. The presentations were certainly the best that we faculty have seen a Chaminade team do.”

Open to students from all IACBE-member institutions worldwide, the IACBE annual student case-study competition focuses on business ethics and is scheduled in conjunction with the IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting each year. IACBE is committed to “partnering with colleges and universities in preparing today’s business students for tomorrow’s workplace.”

In this spirit, the case-study competition is intended to provide 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 case-study competition requires their ability 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 had to identify and explain the relevant background information of the case, which included legal, financial, economic, marketing, and management issues relevant to the case, and presented the ethical issue that they had chosen to address. After presenting the case information, the teams had to make recommendations for action that were solidly grounded in ethical theory.

Teams were selected based on the combined scores from four rounds of presentations over two days of competition. The winning team was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, sponsored by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

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 1,200 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.

Chaminade University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Chaminade business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration – General
  • Master of Business Administration with Accounting Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration with Not-for-Profit Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration


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