ATLANTA (April 16, 2008) – The winning team in the second annual Advanced Certificate Challenge, sponsored by the Goizueta Business Library and the Undergraduate BBA Program, used a variety of information resources to analyze Volkswagen’s latest turnaround plan and determined the best strategies for success. Chun-Hao Chang, Diego Dias and Rishav Kohli were the proud winners of Microsoft products, thanks to the generosity of Emory’s Microsoft Account Representative, Jim Bacik.
Eighteen BBAs researched the turnaround strategies of Volkswagen and Home Depot and presented their findings and research methodology to judges Associate Dean Hershatter, Assistant Professor Jill Perry-Smith and Business Librarian Lee Pasackow on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 in the Woodruff Library.
Participating students had completed six classes in the Business Research Essentials series, which offers students the opportunity to build research skills in a variety of business-related subject areas. Advanced Certificate graduates can: 1) determine the nature and extent of information needed to address specific business issues; 2) access information efficiently and effectively; 3) evaluate information critically and 4) apply information effectively to accomplish a specific business purpose.
Since the program began in Spring 2002, over 700 students have participated in Business Essentials classes offered each semester by Goizueta Business Librarians. Attaining a position in the professional world is highly competitive. Goizueta BBAs distinguish themselves with critical thinking and decision-making skills earned through Advanced Research Certification.
The students who have earned Advanced Research Certification are: