Mammel Hall 113 – The final four student teams participated in the UNO College of Business Administration's Strategy Case Study Competition on Dec. 2.
Representing the best of the best, 16 students earned a spot in the finals after two initial rounds of competition, which started with more than 100 students split up into 26 teams.
The competition began in September with a special kick-off event, featuring a professional development session hosted by LinkedIn. The first two rounds of competition took place in October and November.
During the finals, students presented their strategic analyses and recommendations on a Best Buy case study and answered questions from the “board,” including the following members: Jeff Bredthauer, assistant professor of finance; Randy Hawthorne, executive director, Nonprofit Hub; Adrian Hernandez, vice president, Dundee Bank; Jessica McCormick, vice president & chief talent officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska; and Todd McMartin, district sales manager, Sherwin Williams.
Here are the results:
Lauren Harris, Accounting, Banking, Finance & Investment Science
Taylor Musil, Banking & Finance
Alyc Beasley, Management & Marketing
Benjamin Gilsdorf, Accounting & Supply Chain Management
Valerie Targy, Human Resource Management
Kailee Vencil, Management
Hassan Almatrood, Banking & Finance
DeAndre Brinkley, Accounting
Ivette Ledesma, Accounting & Marketing
Ariana Orozco, Human Resource Management
Jacob Hall, Banking & Finance
Jake Williams, Real Estate & Marketing
Joe Hagerty, Marketing
Seth Revord, Management
Austin Ayala, Supply Chain Management
DeVon Billups, Accounting
Bringing the boardroom experience to CBA students
This award-winning case study competition is an undergraduate capstone experience that facilitates integrated learning with community and alumni engagement. Student teams have one week to digest a complex business situation, develop a creative and practical solution, and build a presentation that incorporates their analyses and recommendations. Teams present to a "board" comprised of faculty, alumni and business leaders.
Thanks to Union Pacific for sponsoring the CBA Strategy Case Study Competition. Learn more at http://cba.unomaha.edu/casestudy.