Justin Rich, Kaily Benedict, Dr. Sean Limon, Joey Couture and Jasmin Tahirovic
From left, Justin Rich, Kaily Benedict, Communication Lecturer Dr. Sean Limon, Joey Couture and Jasmin Tahirovic secured another second-place finish for the Heavener School in international case competitions this season.

Heavener School records another top finish in international case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –The Heavener School of Business finished second in the SDS Case Competition on Aug. 20-29 in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The Heavener School has now finished second in both of its international case competitions this fall. The Heavener School was a finalist in the Thammasat Undergraduate Business Challenge on Aug. 11-15 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Heavener School’s team of Kaily Benedict, Joey Couture, Justin Rich and Jasmin Tahirovic was the only U.S. entry in the 12-team field. The competition also included participants from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Singapore.

The 12 teams were divided into two divisions, and each team presented three cases. The two teams with the highest scores from each division advanced to the final where they represented Case No. 3, which accounted for 50 percent of the competition points.

Queensland University of Technology (Australia) won the competition. The University of Waikato (New Zealand) finished third while Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) was fourth.

The Heavener School will next compete in the Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition in November in Sydney.