UA Business Team Takes Bronze at Race & Case Competition in Colorado
The University of Alabama's Manderson Graduate School of Business's case team program continues to roll in victories. At the 16th Annual Race & Case Competition on March 1-2, hosted by the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business, the team finished third and collected $2,000. Manderson is within UA's Culverhouse College of Business.
Case competitions are invitation-only events where students tackle a complex business scenario and present a solution to two separate panels of judges. This year at Race and Case, participants were asked to recommend breakthrough opportunities that would allow Western Union to accelerate its growth potential in the global money transfer business while taking into consideration the ethical and reputational implications of their recommendations. In addition, each team competed in a timed ski race held in Breckenridge.
UA team members are Bryonna Rivera Burrows of Atlanta; John Clary of Knoxville, Tennessee; Everette Dawkins of Mountain Brook; and Smith Hart of Independence, Virginia.
Eleven teams were selected to compete. Ninety percent of each team's total score comes from their presentation, and 10 percent comes from the race. For new skiers like Clary and Dawkins, this meant translating their analytical abilities to master Breckinridge's powder.
"Race and Case provides an opportunity for us to test our business case strengths while also competing in a fun and light-hearted athletic aspect that brings the best memories," said Burrows, team captain.
Quoc Hoang, case team adviser and director of experiential learning at the Culverhouse College of Business, encourages analytic evaluation and vibrant collaboration, which prepares teams for both the cases and the work force.
For more information about MBA Case Team, contact Quoc Hoang at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Manderson website.