Heavener students place third in international case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four students from the Heavener School of Business at the Warrington College of Business Administration placed third at the Thammasat Undergraduate Business Challenge on Aug. 14-18 at the Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok.

The Heavener team of Eileen Cowdery (Marketing), Chris Howard (Economics), Ali Thompson (Finance) and Mike Treiser (Economics) was the only U.S. representative in the field of 16 teams.  UF competed against teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and The Netherlands.

The Thammasat Undergraduate Business Challenge is a case competition designed for undergraduates from international business hosted by the BBA International Program of Thammasat University. Teams were given 40 hours to analyze and prepare a solution for either an international or local business case. Teams then presented their case solutions to a panel of judges.

The team’s third-place finish continued the School’s impressive results in international case competitions. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Heavener finished second in case competitions at The Netherlands’ Maastricht University and Singapore’s Nanyang Business School.