Steven Elkington, Austin Williams, Samantha Pace and Harrison Tool
From left, Steven Elkington, Austin Williams, Samantha Pace and Harrison Tool finished in second place at the Thammasat Undergraduate Business Challenge.

Heavener School claims second place in Bangkok

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four students from the Heavener School of Business at UF’s Warrington College of Business Administration placed second in the Thammasat Undergraduate Business Challenge (TUBC) on Aug. 11-15 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Heavener School picked up where it left off last year when it reached the finals of four international case competitions, and won three of them.

Steven Elkington, Samantha Pace, Harrison Tool and Austin Williams competed against teams from 15 prestigious international schools from four different continents. The Heavener team, which won this event last year, was one of only three schools representing the U.S.

Participating teams had to analyze and prepare solutions for a real business case from a local or international company. Teams were judged on various criteria, such as depth of the analysis, amount of creativity, degree of practicality, presentation skills and their responses to the judges’ questions.

Singapore Management University finished won the competition. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology was third and the University of Auckland (New Zealand) was fourth.

The Heavener School will next compete in the SDS Business Case Competition from Aug. 20-29 in Queenstown, New Zealand.