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.
Eller Ethics Case Competition
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 this year's 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.
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.
Deloitte Tax Case Competition
Four Carroll School seniors participated in the 2010 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition. The team, made up of Robert Monaco, Michael Jones, Danny Taylor, and Matt Zunic, were given five hours to create a recommendation for a tax case study that was then submitted to a panel of judges from Deloitte. This year's team came in third place for the competition, the best the Carroll School has done in its years of competing.
Georgetown Business Strategy Challenge
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.