VILLANOVA, Pa., February 1, 2016 - Four VSB seniors placed third against 16 teams in the sixth annual Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) International Case Competition held at Northeastern University. Professor Ward Utter served as the faculty advisor for the team, which was sponsored by the Center for Global Leadership. Allison Meade ‘16, Kyle Roffina ‘16, Jacqueline Inserra ‘16 and Luke Waggoner ’16 were asked to analyze a case about Amazon’s international operations and present their conclusions to a panel of judges.
The case competition provides students the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and talents in a unique international business learning lab venue while sharpening their critical thinking and presentation skills. Students are then able to apply what they have learned in the classroom to network and gain real-world experience in a competitive environment.
Sixteen teams from the nation’s leading business schools gathered in Boston to participate in the competition. They were tasked to analyze the case, develop a set of recommendations, and build a presentation in less than two days’ time. The feedback from the judges, participants and their advisors was extremely positive and they said that this was the strongest set of teams and presentations in the competition’s history.
“I had a great experience at the CUIBE International Case Competition and enjoyed researching and presenting with our team” said Allison. “We were able to apply the business principles and specific international topics we’ve learned in VSB and by studying abroad.”
The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #24 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers or Institutes of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights, the Center for Church Management & Business Ethics and the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute) with each center and institute designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit business.villanova.edu.