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
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.
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.
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.