Elon wins international business ethics competition
Students in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business take top honors in part by incorporating the Elon Honor Code into their recommendations.
The Elon University team of senior Alex Carberry, junior Oliver Goddu, and sophomores Michael Small and Nick Unkovic won first place Nov. 10-12 at the Dalhousie Business Ethics Case Competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The competition hosted by Dalhousie University consisted of three rounds that tested knowledge of all aspects of business, from finance and accounting to marketing and entrepreneurship. Elon's team used core business curriculum at the university and the Elon Honor Code in their case recommendations.
"Our final recommendations included a code of ethics based on the Elon Honor Code,” Goddu said. “We truly feel that the Elon experience prepared us for our success."
Prior to the competition, the students, who were selected through competitive tryouts two months ago, completed a 10-day case research and rehearsal process under the guidance of Assistant Professor Christina Benson. Several Love School of Business faculty members served as judges during the rehearsal sessions.
This was Elon’s first appearance at the competition, which included teams from Purdue University, Queens University, University of Alberta, Trent University and University of Prince Edward Island.
“My time in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, especially the entrepreneurship program, has really benefited my progression in terms of business concepts and presentation skills,” Carberry said.
The Elon team members are involved in several groups on campus. Carberry is the outgoing president of SEED, president of the Interfraternity Council, a Doherty Scholar and a Love School of Business Fellow. Goddu is the incoming vice president of logistics for SEED and a Doherty Scholar. Small is a member of the Financial Management Association. Unkovic is a Business Fellow.
- By Brian Serow '12