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Heavener School wins 2017 Champions Trophy Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four Heavener School students won the Champions Trophy Case Competition on Jan. 29-Feb. 4 in Auckland, New Zealand. It was the University of Florida’s second time winning the competition in the last three years. Simone Benscher, Connor Boles, Mateo Galvis, and Amanda Rorabaugh came out on top of a group that included teams from 12 universities around the world. Asia, Canada, Europe, Oceania, and the United States were all represented at the competition. The

UF MBA begins case competition season with win in Pittsburgh

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four students from UF MBA at the Hough Graduate of Business’s Full-Time Program won the 2017 Katz Invitational Case Competition on Jan. 27-28 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. The result marked UF MBA’s third win in this event in the past four years. Lilly Leas, Ryan O’Farrell, Kate O’Hara, and Jonathan Siragusa bested a field of 14 teams from the U.S., Canada, and Germany, and won the $10,000 grand

Fisher team takes second place in Deloitte case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of five students from the Fisher School of Accounting finished in second place at the Deloitte Audit Innovation Case Competition on Dec. 3-4 in Charlotte. The case focused on Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL), the new accounting model the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued for the recognition and measurement of credit losses for loans and debt securities. Fisher’s team of Kriss Camacho, Rachael Laky, Alex Nelson, Connor Pleban, and Matthew Tuohy focused on

Ethics team takes fourth in regional competition, qualifies for nationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business’ Ethics Case Competition Team finished fourth at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl on Saturday. The team’s impressive finish qualified Warrington for the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on Feb. 26, 2017, in Dallas. The competition’s winner, Lynchburg College (Va.), as well as Wake Forest University (second place) and Clemson University (third place) also qualified for nationals. The competition featured 18 teams from 15 universities (Lynchburg, the University of North Carolina, and the

Warrington students win essay contest at ethics case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington students Alex Maller and Megan Towzey won the essay competition of the 14th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition on Oct. 20-22 at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. For their winning submission, Maller and Towzey were awarded the Stephanie Chance “Bright Line” Award, which offers a forum for students to dig deeper into the ethical issues of the competition’s case in essay form. The case focused on Apple’s refusal—upon the FBI’s request— to unlock

First-year students flourish in ethics case competition

The Warrington Welcome Ethics Case Competition, hosted by the Business Ethics Ambassadors (BEAs), is more than a competition. It’s an opportunity for first-year students to be exposed to the business ethics and help acclimate themselves to the Warrington College of Business. Here’s how Warrington students prepared for the competition Oct. 3-10. Beginning the Competition The BEAs led ethical discussions challenging students to apply their perspectives to relevant ethical dilemmas that corporations are currently facing. Students were placed into teams and

Heavener School takes second place in international case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four students from the Heavener School of Business finished in second place at the Thammasat Undergraduate Business Challenge (TUBC) on Oct. 4-8 at Thammasat University in Bangkok. Heavener students Anthony Cofrancesco, Mary Polidan, Sherman Wilhelm, and Sarah Winter were tasked with finding a solution involving PTT Global Chemical, Thailand’s largest petrochemical and refining company. The case focused on what steps PTT Global Chemical could take to prepare for the emergence of Electric Vehicles, a

UF MBA takes second in SEC case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business finished in second place at the 2016 Southeastern Conference (SEC) MBA Case Competition on Saturday at the University of Arkansas’s Walton College of Business in Fayetteville, Ark. UF MBA, which won this event the past three years since its inception in 2013, was represented by Lexie Cegelski, John Darnell, Kate O’Hara and Jonathan Siragusa. O’Hara was one of four participants to receive a Best Presenter Award. In addition

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

UF MBA wins Katz Invitational Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business won the 2016 Katz Invitational Case Competition on Jan. 29-30 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. UF MBA’s team of Lexie Cegelski, John Darnell, Megan Lehman and Jonathan Siragusa bested the 12-team field, and earned $10,000. The University of Pittsburgh finished second and won $5,000, and Baylor University took third place and $3,000. The 12 teams were evenly divided into four divisions, and gave