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Case Competitions

Carroll School of Management students participate in several case competitions each school year.  Students are selected by faculty and deans to represent Carroll School at these competitions.

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National Diversity Case Competition, University of Indiana

Golden Eagles team members, Kevin Zhao, Anne Joseph, Earnestiena Cheng, and Ibrahim Velutini, competed at the National Diversity Case Competition at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, January 18, 2014.  

This competition was entirely organized and led by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business students and with the help of prominent corporate sponsors, allowed teams to attend and compete with all expenses paid. There were a total of 32 teams that competed. Target, who was one of the corporate sponsors, provided the case prompt on what digital marketing strategies they should employ to engage more of the Hispanic market.  Teams were randomly drawn and placed into seven pools of four or five teams.  Boston College placed 2nd in their pool after the University of Pennsylvania.  This competition has been held for the past three years prior to the Martin Luther King holiday to promote diversity in the workplace.  

 Eric Hamlet, Kelly Gordon, Megan Morgan, Kelly Farrell, Erin Cullen, Jessica Leong, and Kerry Hightower

Marketing Summit, Wake Forest University

In February 2013, Boston College students, Eric Hamlet, Kelly Gordon, Megan Morgan, Kelly Farrell, Erin Cullen, Jessica Leong, and Kerry Hightower, traveled to Wake Forest University to compete in the Marketing Summit, a 36-hour competition.  The team came in second place for the "fan favorite" portion of the competition.  For more details visit www.marketingsummitlive.com 

Matthew Alonsozana and Justin Feng, Eller Ethics Case Competition 2012
Matthew Alonsozana and Justin Feng, 2012

Eller Ethics Case Competition, University of Arizona

Josh Coyne and Alex Tingle (both CSOM '14) headed to Tucson, Arizona for the 2013 Eller Ethics Case Competition.  Josh and Alex finished first in their division and were selected to compete against three other teams in the finals. They ultimately finished third overall. Josh and Alex presented on the topic of employer-sponsored wellness programs, while highlighting the recent impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They used a framework focusing on four critical areas: economic, privacy concerns, possible discrimination, and potential infringement on personal freedoms. Both Alex and Josh ably folded these areas into an overarching discussion on the ethical impacts of such employer programs, and identified the pros and cons of currently used health incentives in the workplace. To view their presentation, click here.

The 2012 Eller Ethics Case Competition took place in October at the University of Arizona.  Boston College students, Matthew Alonsozana (A&S '14) and Justin Feng (CSOM '14) competed against 27 other teams from across the United States and Canada. They were given a case focusing on Maryland's decision to pursue hydrolic fracturing (fracking.)  The teams were asked to analyze the legal, financial, and ethical implications of fracking and to provide the state of Maryland with a recommendation on how they should move forward.  Matthew and Justin placed first in the 2012 competition!

The Michigan Investment Conference

Carroll School of Management students Matt Flynn’13, Charlie Rechtiene ’13, and Eddie Parisi ’14 traveled to the University of Michigan Ross School of Business to compete in the Michigan Investment Conference (http://miiuic.org/stock-pitch-faq/ ).  Each of the 24 teams who competed were asked to pitch a stock of their choosing to a panel of judges.  Matt, Charlie, and Eddie selected their stock in the two weeks leading up to the competition.  After a 12 minute pitch, there were 8 minutes of questions. Matt, Charlie, and Eddie placed third in their bracket.

Boston College team at the International Business Ethics Case Competition, 2011

International Business Ethics Case Competition

A team of five Boston College seniors traveled to Bellevue, WA in September 2011 to participate in the International Business Ethics Case Competition.  Sponsored by Loyola Marymount University and University of St. Thomas, the IBECC brought together students from across the globe to participate in a 3-day competition in which teams had to write and analyze their own ethical case.  The BC team consisting of Kelsey Jacobsen, Chris Hunt, Richie Hill, Libby Kroening, and Kate Tolbert, came in as runner up for the Undergraduate North Division.

Georgetown Business Strategy Competition

Business Strategy Challenge, Georgetown University

In February 2011, a team of four Carroll School students, Katherine Kim '11, Lizzie Korsgaard '11, Caitlin Sammis '12, and Kelsey Jacobsen '12, participated in the Georgetown University Business Strategy Challenge.  In the competition, teams are given a case about an actual non-profit and have 36-hours to develop strategy recommendations.  On the final day of the competition, the teams present to members of the non-profit executive board.