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BGSU Earns Second Place at World Competition

The College of Business is proud to announce that its Case Competition Team captured second place in the 2010 International Institute for Business Development (IIBD) Case Competition. BGSU was the only U.S. team invited to compete in the IIBD Case finals, organized by the Wing Lung Bank in Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University. 

Team members included: 

  • Stepfanie Baddour
  • Skyler Rogers
  • Hannah Simon
  • Kimberly Westmeyer

Dr. Janet Hartley, management, and Dr. Mark Bennion, marketing, were co-advisors to the team of business students. Students Nicholas Ruhly and Ben Vollmar were team alternates.

For the IIBD final round, each team had six hours to analyze a case addressing the strategic business decisions of the Chinese automaker Geely.  Each team developed a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute question and answer session.  The BGSU team competed against finalists from China and Indonesia.

In order to qualify for the finals, teams from 39 universities in 11 countries submitted a written case analysis this past summer, addressing issues of corporate social responsibility. Five teams were selected to participate in the final round at Hong Kong Baptist, with BGSU being the only U.S. representative.

Congratulations to these outstanding business students and their advisors for bringing home this international honor!

This latest achievement is in addition to other recent news.

  • Delta Sigma Pi is one of the top chapters in the country for winning two national awards
  • BGSU business student Kari Fadden earned second place at the Ball State Sales Competition, beating out 35 competing universities
  • Beta Alpha Psi (Honorary Accounting Society) is #2 in the country for its continuous achievements of superior chapter status
  • APICS (Association for Operations Management) chapter ranks among top 5% in the world

Read more about the above stories posted on BGSU’s College of Business website under “News."