John Darnell, Lexie Cegelski, Megan Lehman and Jonathan Siragusa
From left, John Darnell, Lexie Cegelski, Megan Lehman and Jonathan Siragusa celebrate their second case competition victory of the year.

UF MBA claims fifth consecutive Intercollegiate Cup crown

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business won the 2016 Florida Intercollegiate Business Case Competition this past weekend at the University of South Florida.

The win marked UF MBA’s fifth consecutive victory in this competition, and its seventh in 10 appearances. UF MBA’s team earned $10,000 for the victory.

UF MBA’s team of Lexie Cegelski, John Darnell, Megan Lehman and Jonathan Siragusa—the same quartet that won the Katz Invitational Case Competition on Jan. 29-30 at the University of Pittsburgh—triumphed over the top schools in the state. Also competing were the University of South Florida, Florida State University, Florida International University, and the University of Miami.

The event’s case centered on Ashley Furniture, the nation’s largest home furnishings makers and retailers, and providing strategies for its retail arm—Ashley Global Retail.

UF MBA, which has won nine case competitions since 2013, will have two teams competing during the same weekend in April. UF MBA will be represented at the Southeastern Conference MBA Case Competition on April 7-9 at the University of Arkansas, and at the ExxonMobil Business Case Competition in Houston.

Offering a progressive curriculum and delivering cutting-edge concepts in areas of greatest demand from employers, UF MBA provides an unmatched educational experience. UF MBA offers three Full-Time options, and six part-time options within its Executive, Online and Professional programs.