A team of undergraduates students from the John Chambers College of Business and Economics placed third at the 14th annual People's Bank Case Competition in Marietta, Ohio, this weekend.
The Chambers College team was comprised of: senior management major Alison Fry, junior management major Morgan Griffith and senior finance major Brandon Casturo. The team co-advisors were Suzanne Gosden Kitchen, Department of Management and Industrial Relations, and Dr. Jonathan Fluharty, Department of Finance.
"The competition was an incredible experience to dive into the complexities of bank decisions," Casturo said. "As rookies, we had no idea what to expect but the judges liked our unique perspective on the product comparison section of the case."
The team earned $750 in prize money from People's Bank. This was the fourth team from Chambers College to attend this event and the second time winning third place. Oberlin College took first place in the competition, followed by Marshall University in second.
"It’s very rewarding to have students participate in an activity such as the Peoples Bank Case Competition," Kitchen said. "They apply the knowledge they’ve gained from Business School, and they are confident enough to display knowledge at a competitive event. We should all have pride in their accomplishments, because we all played a role in the development of their knowledge base."
The competition is held annually on Marietta College's campus, where 12 undergraduate teams from the tri-state region are hosted. Teams attempt to solve a multi-disciplinary case that focuses on three deliberations: finance, human resources, and marketing.