Manning School of Business News and Highlights

Acadia Competes at Ethics in Action

The 2018 Scotiabank Ethics in Action competition took place at Dalhousie University from November 23-24. Acadia was represented in the competition by Grace Butler, Taylor MacLean, Meg Ostling and Jenna Robertson. Faculty supervisor was Ellen Shaffner. Our Acadia team represented Acadia extremely well throughout this remarkably competitive event, Professor Shaffner said. Team members impressed the judges of the live case with one of the best performances of the weekend. Their passion for making ethical decisions in business shone through, and they were confident in their recommendations to the judges that making ethical choices in this business climate ‘is just the right thing to do.’ Dr. Jim Grant, who has brought several teams to the Ethics competition, was very pleased with team performance this year, especially as Acadia was pitted against professional travelling teams from much bigger universities. The thing that was transformational from one day to the next was that the team found a way to do great business analysis as well as doing the right thing. For this transformation, Dr. Grant credits student performance along with the skillful guidance of Professor Shaffner, who took the lead on coaching. As a cap to the event, all competitors enjoyed the competition gala with keynote speaker Romeo Dallaire.

L-R: Meg Ostling, Taylor MacLean, Professor Ellen Shaffner, Grace Butler and Jenna Robertson

About the Manning School

Founded in 1957, the Manning School at Acadia University is home to over 600 students from over 20 countries. With 23 faculty members from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, the Manning School offers small classes that encourage concentrated interaction between students and faculty. Our students have opportunities to learn outside the classroom through co-op placements, projects with local enterprises, and international exchanges. Firmly rooted in a rich institutional legacy that personifies the very essence of a liberal education, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at Acadia is challenging and flexible, allowing students to explore a broad range of interests and producing well-rounded graduates who are well-positioned to pursue varied professional opportunities. Our graduates work in leadership roles across Canada and around the globe, with many having made their Acadia BBA degree a pathway to prestigious graduate programs.