The CIBER Case Challenge brings teams of four undergraduate students from around the world to compete in analyzing and presenting an international business case to judges. The CIBER Case Challenge offers an excellent opportunity for students to gain exposure to international business issues as well as to meet business students from around the globe. There are social events, such as the annual t-shirt exchange, in addition to the competition.
The 2017 CIBER Case Challenge was held at the University of Connecticut from October 11th – October 15th. The 14th Annual Case Challenge was a stunning success! Students competed from schools across the world, from right here at UConn to San Diego State University to the University of Trento in Italy. Students were divided into teams by both school and major (Marketing, Management/Global Business, Finance/Accounting, and IT/Operations Management). Therefore, teams had to intensely research a international business case over a short period of time, all while overcoming the challenge of working with students possessing completely different perspectives than their own.
Students arrived on Wednesday and were welcomed by a hospitable CIBER staff and a delicious welcome dinner provided by the Nathan Hale Inn. Thursday was dedicated to be an activity day focused on team bonding. Participants traveled to Boston to explore the city and traverse both land and sea in the city’s signature Duck Boat rides. The case was distributed on Thursday night, and the teams worked hard until Saturday morning, when the competition begun. After a long day of presenting their cases, winners were chosen by our respected judges and the event came to a conclusion.
First Place: 3Squared
Shruti Kansara, Julia Elliot, Joshua Dahlberg, Soni Kahan
Second Place: Deal Team 6
Robert Jordan, Shadman Khan, Colleen Kane, Ludovica Grilli
Third Place: The Argonauts
Kate Haagensen, Ankit Sheth, Lorenzo D’Auria, Jordan Patterson,
A Slideshow of all the fun!