Florida Tech To Host High School Business Competition

By  //  February 23, 2014

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EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Florida Institute of Technology Nathan M. Bisk College of Business 18th annual High School Business Ethics Competition will take place March 7.

Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School took first place in the Florida Institute of Technology Nathan M. Bisk College of Business High School Business Ethics Competition last year. From left are Andrew Mercadante; Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez; Lexi Benton; Dr. Ami Dutta, Director of the Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business; and Deborah Blair, Community Credit Union. (Florida Institute of Technology image)

Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School took first place in the Florida Institute of Technology Nathan M. Bisk College of Business High School Business Ethics Competition last year. From left are Andrew Mercadante; Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez; Lexi Benton; Dr. Ami Dutta, Director of the Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business; and Deborah Blair, Community Credit Union. (Florida Institute of Technology image)

In the day-long event, teams from high schools in Brevard County as well as from Apopka High School in Central Florida. Some high schools will send two teams.

Brevard teams are from: Astronaut High School, Cocoa Beach High School, Heritage High School, Melbourne Central Catholic High School, Melbourne High School, Merritt Island High School, Palm Bay High School, Rockledge High School, Satellite Beach High School, Space Coast Junior-Senior High School and West Shore Junior-Senior High School.

In the morning session, all the teams will develop and analyze solutions to a business ethics problem concerning the Clarence Hall University and some questionable financial dealings involving donations to the university. With only one hour to prepare, the top four schools from the morning session will compete again in the afternoon, wrestling with a different ethics situation.

EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

The event is co-sponsored by Community Credit Union. Judges come from a variety of career fields and include Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Advisory Board members and many prominent members of the community.

The Florida Institute of Technology Nathan M. Bisk College of Business 18th annual High School Business Ethics Competition will take place March 7. (Florida Tech image)

The Florida Institute of Technology Nathan M. Bisk College of Business 18th annual High School Business Ethics Competition will take place March 7. (Florida Tech image)

The awards will be: $500 per member in the first-place team; $250 per member in the second-place team; $125 per member in the third-place team; and $100 per member in the fourth-place team. Also, each member of the top team receives an award of a four-year $8,000-per-year scholarship to Florida Tech.

A four-year $6,000-per-year scholarship to Florida Tech goes to each member of the second-place team. A four-year $4,000-per-year scholarship to Florida Tech goes to each member of the third-place team; and a four-year $2,000-per-year scholarship to the university goes to each member of the fourth-place team.

The event is open to the public and will be held on the fourth floor of the Crawford Building on the Florida Tech Campus. For more information, call Lyn Chilcote at 321-674-7327,

FLORIDA TECH A TIER ONE BEST NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast.

FLORIDA-TECH-300-1The university is ranked in the top 200 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2013-2014, has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, is designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges and is recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the best college for return on investment in Florida.

A recent survey by PayScale.com ranks Florida Tech as the top university in Florida for mid-career salary potential. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education.

Additional information is available online at www.fit.edu


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