CSU, Chico News

MBA Student Wins National Ethics Case Writing Competition

Date: 05-04-2007

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico MBA student Beth Dunn has won the first prize in the Institute for Management Accountants (IMA) Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition.

Dunn will be receiving her award at an awards ceremony in Phoenix, Ariz., on June 19 that will be part of the IMA’s annual meeting. She works as a certified public accountant in Chico and will be completing her MBA program and graduating this month.

The national competition invited students to write about a case involving business ethics with specific application to management accounting and finance issues. Dunn described her case as being about “balancing the overriding principle of compassion with integrity and responsibility in making an ethical financial choice.”

Dunn’s case study will be published in the IMA magazine “Strategic Finance” and used as a teaching resource on the IMA Web site.

The IMA has a worldwide membership of approximately 65,000 professionals in the fields of management accounting and finance. It provides training, research, networking and advocacy of ethical and professional practices.

The competition is named in memory of Carl Menconi, a professor at Northern Illinois University who held leadership positions in IMA and served as the chair of the IMA Committee on Ethics.