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Duquesne MBA Team Wins Three Awards at International Ethics Competition

MBA students from the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business at Duquesne University won the highest score on an international business ethics competition and were named one of two Graduate Division Champions at the 12th annual International Ethics Fortnight in Los Angeles this spring.

Duquesne received the Meggitt Ethics Prize for highest score on the ethics section of the case presentation.

Hosted by Loyola Marymount University, the intercollegiate case competition brought together 38 teams from graduate and undergraduate educational institutions in the United States, Canada and Turkey to examine the legal, financial and ethical issues of contemporary business management.

To achieve the title of Graduate Division Champion, Duquesne’s five-student team presented a case study on a retailer’s role in answering consumer questions about genetically modified substances in foods.

The team also earned the Biathlon Cordova Prize for combined academic/athletic performance in a case competition and 5-K charity run benefiting Heal the Bay, which is dedicated to restoring marine life and recreational safety along the Santa Monica Bay.

Participating Duquesne students were:

  • Captain Marian Mulholland, MBA Class of 2007, graduate assistant in the dean’s office at the Schools of Business, president of the Donahue Business Society, a Pittsburgh native residing in Swissvale.
  • Landon Bell, MBA Class of 2008, graduate assistant, Major (Select) in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, residing in Moon Township.
  • Katherine Fink, MBA Class of 2009, full-time news anchor/reporter for WDUQ Radio, residing in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood.
  • Katharine Kruswick, MBA Class of 2008, supply chain sourcing specialist at UPMC, residing in Brookline.
  • Emily Scerba, MBA Class of 2007, intern in the Small Business Development Center at Duquesne University, a Uniontown native residing on Pittsburgh’s South Side.

Faculty advisors are Dr. J. Kenneth Matejka and Diane P. Ramos.

Duquesne was ranked among the best three MBA programs for ethics content based on a survey of 183 business schools in the January 2007 issue of Academy of Management Learning and Education. The University offers evening, daytime and Saturday classes for accredited MBA and masters’ degree programs. The Donahue School’s new daytime MBA program in Sustainability will focus on preparing leaders to increase competitiveness and profitability while being socially and environmentally responsible.

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