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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.

Golden Eagles team

National Diversity Case Competition, University of Indiana

Boston College led by team captain Nelson Huynh, along with team members Jose Alvarez, Tabitha Joseph, and Nikita Patel competed at the National Diversity Case Competition at the University of Indiana, January 16, 2016. 

This is the 5th year Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has hosted the competition and with the help of generous corporate sponsors, allowed 35 teams from 25 states to compete. This year the case prompt asked teams to propose a strategy that acknowledges both Target's style and its support for the LGBT community. Boston College's team proposed a gender neutral sportswear apparel line called Limitless Wear that would appeal to both the LGBT and wider consumer segment and created a "Who Wore It Best" marketing campaign to engage consumers.


Eller Ethics Case Competition, University of Arizona

Andrew Ferdowsian, MCAS ’16 and Austin Wang, CSOM ’17 represented Boston College at the 2015 Eller Ethics Case Competition.  Thirty-three colleges from around the US, Canada and Mexico converged on the University of Arizona's, Tucson campus at the end of October to talk about the ethical issues affecting Uber Technologies, Inc.’s current business model, regulatory environment, and corporate behavior.  Andrew and Austin identified Uber’s four major stakeholders- the drivers, riders, governments and competitors, and focused on the ethical issues and resulting impact associated with each group.  They concluded by offering recommendations that Uber should undertake to improve its operations and business image.

Boston College team, 2015

International Business Ethics Case Competition

A team of three Boston College Juniors attended the 3 day International Business Ethics Case Competition 2016 held in Cambridge, MA this year.  The IBECC brought together students from across the globe to present an ethical case in which students explain the legal, financial and ethical dimensions of the problem and then recommend a solution.  The case the students analyzed was titled: Google Books: Liberating the World’s Information, or Appropriating It? The competition was sponsored by Loyola Marymount University and University of St. Thomas.   The BC team consisted of Madeline Cortes, Lauren Wedell and Connor Desmond. They came in second place in their division.


Olin Case Competition

Four Boston College Carroll School of Management students, Taylor Van Hare '18, Josh Godofsky '17, Robert Chesler '17, and Bobby Jackson '16, competed in the Olin Case Competition at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis in November 2015.  The team competed against 13 other top undergraduate business schools from across the country for $5,000 in cash prizes. ​Capital One sponsored the case, which focused on bringing a successful microfinance venture in Ethiopia to the U.S.  The team delivered a strong presentation analyzing the challenges and areas of opportunity for expanding into the U.S.