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.
National Diversity Case Competition, University of Indiana
Team members, Salil Kelkar, Akash Desai, and Aditya Luthra, competed at the National Diversity Case Competition at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, January 17, 2015.
The competition was 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. Each year, more than 30 teams compete for $20,000 in cash prizes. In the past couple of years where BC has attended, the case prompt has focused on marketing campaigns to engage the Hispanic consumer market. This competition is held each year prior to the Martin Luther King holiday to promote diversity in the workplace.
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. View their presentation.
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!
International Business Ethics Case Competition
A team of four Boston College Sophomores traveled to New Orleans, LA in April 2015 to attend the 3 day International Business Ethics Case Competition. 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: Facebook and the Internet: The Experiment You Didn’t Know You Signed Up For.The competition was sponsored by Loyola Marymount University and University of St. Thomas. The BC team, consisting of Andrew Breckel, Steven An, Meagan Gonzalez and Lauren Wendell, came in runner-up in their division.