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UF Warrington students place in the top at ethics case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Warrington College of Business students Crystal McDuffy and Justin Schlakman won the top spot in their division at the Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition at Stetson University, as well as placing third overall in the competition. McDuffy, a junior marketing student, and Schlakman, a junior combined undergraduate finance and Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management student, won $1,000 for their third-place win. The duo was coached by Michelle Darnell. The Templeton Business Ethics Case

Case competition teams stand out around the world

The Heavener School completed its most successful year in international case competitions with a pair of first-place finishes and three third-place finishes out of the eight competitions attended. With competitions in Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, the Heavener School proved itself as an international power in case competitions. “This has been our best year ever,” said Dr. Sean Limon, who coaches Heavener’s case competition teams. Before spending a year competing with – and often defeating – the

Procter & Gamble Case Competition gives students real world experience

As Dr. Alex Sevilla put together the curriculum for his new leadership class, he wanted a tangible way for third-year students to put the theories and concepts from lectures into action. Heavener’s increased focus on case competitions created a natural way for it to happen. Procter & Gamble’s Kroger Team Leader David Silvestain (BSBA ’97) and Sevilla were already having conversations about how to expand the relationship between Procter & Gamble and the Heavener School. They decided to provide students

UF MBA wins Katz Case Competition third year in a row

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four students from the University of Florida’s Full-Time MBA program won the 2018 Katz Invitational Case Competition at the University of Pittsburgh for the third consecutive year. This is UF MBA’s fourth win in the past five years at the Katz Invitational Case Competition. Jordan Schulz, Zack Kandel, Megan Barnes and Taylor Ball took home the $10,000 grand prize, beating 16 teams from universities across the nation, including Carnegie Mellon, Penn State and Ohio

Warrington teams thrive at ethics case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington undergraduate and graduate teams recorded first-place finishes at the International Business Ethics Case Competition April 19-21 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel and Spa in Santa Monica, Calif. “It has been a pleasure working with these students, and they all did an excellent job representing the University of Florida and the Warrington College of Business,” said Dr. Michelle Darnell, Senior Lecturer in Management and co-Director of the Poe Business Ethics Center. “Warrington continues to strengthen its reputation of

University of Florida finishes second in 2017 SEC MBA Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida finished in second place while hosting the 2017 SEC MBA Case Competition from April 6-8. The University of Georgia won the event. The case featured a business problem facing Nationwide Insurance. The University of Florida team consisted of four students – Mary Frances Dobry, Alison Houlihan, Ryan O’Farrell and Brendan O’Rourke. “I’m tremendously proud of our team’s performance and the work they put in to prepare for this event,” Director of Graduate Business

UF MBA wins ACG Cup

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four University of Florida MBA students won the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup on March 30. The event was hosted by AGC’s Tampa Bay chapter. The UF MBA team consisted of Wes Caplan, Ryan O’Farrell, Jordan Schulz and Jonathan Siragusa. This is the fourth UF MBA team to win a first-place trophy in the four case competitions the program has attended this semester. UF was joined at the event by Rollins College, University

UF MBA wins Florida Intercollegiate Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four students from UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business won the Florida Intercollegiate Case Competition at the University of South Florida from February 24-25. This is the sixth straight year UF MBA has won the competition. The UF MBA team consisted of Christina Dupre, Gabriel Gomes, Jesse Moon and Randy Perez. “This win was especially important to us as a team, as we wanted to continue the UF MBA FICC dynasty with a six-peat

University of Florida to host 2017 SEC MBA Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host the 2017 SEC MBA Case Competition on April 6-8. The case will feature a business problem facing Nationwide Insurance. The SEC MBA Case Competition debuted in 2013 and is a graduate-level competition that allows SEC business schools to showcase their students’ skills at solving simulated, real-world problems that cover the spectrum of business disciplines. “UF is honored to host the 2017 SEC MBA Case Competition,” Senior Director Leadership, Assessment, and Full-time

UF MBA wins Race and Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four UF MBA students won the Race and Case Competition hosted by the University of Denver from February 24-25. The four-member team from UF MBA consisted of Michelle Gassman, Mark Jacobs, Kevin Potts and Kimberly Zwerner. UF MBA came out on top against MBA programs from Georgia Tech, London Business School, Rice, Southern California, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin and others. The case portion of the competition, which focused on business ethics, made up 90% of a