Kent State College of Business Administration’s Fraternity Semi-Finals Winner of Ethics Award

KENT, Ohio - Feb. 19, 2016 - PRLog -- Kent State University won the first round of the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Ethics Award sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP.  BAP has been awarded $1,000 to implement their Ethics project and will be evaluated in finals at the Beta Alpha Psi national meeting this summer with the opportunity to be one of four projects to win an additional $2,500.

The theme of the project is Choose Your Own Ethical Adventure. Participants will face a series of ethical dilemmas where the choices they make determine their outcome. This special program will be delivered on Wednesday, March 16 and is open to all business majors.

“We are honored that we were selected for this award and look forward to delivering an engaging program,” said Malinda Malbasa, advisor for the Kent State Beta Alpha Psi chapter.  “BAP will use the funds awarded to prepare and deliver a creative program designed by the officers, focusing on ethics in business.”

The Ethics Award seeks to encourage the members of Beta Alpha Psi and their communities to develop a solid ethical foundation and to empower them to act on these principles no matter the situation faced. Grant Thornton sponsors the award with up to $20,000 awarded annually.

“This award exemplifies the dedication put forth by Beta Alpha Psi,” said Linda Zucca, Ph.D., CPA, department chair for accounting at the Kent State College of Business Administration. “The Accounting Department is proud to be represented by such an outstanding group of students.”

Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional fraternity for students and professionals in accounting, finance and management and information systems. The organization provides students with a range of opportunities to interact and connect with current and future professionals to help them obtain a job. Students must meet specific academic and service requirements to become a member of the award-winning chapter.

For more information about Kent State’s Beta Alpha Psi, visit


Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and one of the largest colleges of business in Ohio.  The college has more than 4,300 students representing 50 countries with over 89 full-time faculty from16 countries.

The college grants undergraduate through graduate degrees, and is one of only three colleges in Ohio with a comprehensive Ph.D. program.  The MBA program is offered with nine concentrations and five dual degree options. The Executive MBA program offer two tracks: one targeting corporate professionals and the other healthcare executives.  The M.S. in Accounting and M.A. in Economics are specialized master’s degrees for those seeking advanced study in these disciplines.  The college boasts nine undergraduate majors, 12 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program.

The college is listed as a Best Business School by Princeton Review, ranked as a Best Business College by U.S. News and World Report, one of only 23 accounting programs worldwide to be endorsed by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), ranked Top-Tier for Executive Education in North America by CEO Magazine and ranked fourth by the SEF (Sales Education Foundation) in Ohio for Professional Sales Education.

The college boasts an onsite Career Services Center and International Programs Office dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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POSTED: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 8:20am