Students Compete In 19th Annual International Case Competition
Hosted By U.Va.S Mcintire School Of Commerce
7, 2000 -- By
December 1991, it was clear that Faith Mountain Co. was on its way
to another record-breaking year. When they stopped to reflect on
the growth of their business, however, Cheri and Martin Woodard
admitted they faced some tough questions. What next? Could they
count on continued growth at this rate, and if so, could they manage
it and remain profitable? Where should they grow and how? What financial
and human resources would be required and would this small catalog
company in the Blue Ridge Mountains be able to attract and retain
at five top undergraduate business schools will have less than 24
hours to prepare a solution to a business problem similar to the
one above at the 19th annual international case competition run
by undergraduates at the University of Virginia's McIntire School
McIntire International Case Competition, Feb. 23-27, will bring
together teams of undergraduate business students from around the
world. The defending champions are from the University of Western
Ontario's Richard Ivey School of Business. They will be challenged
by teams from the Copenhagen Business School, in Denmark; the University
of Technology, in Sydney, Australia; the Instituto Technologico
Y De Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, in Mexico; and the College
of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Va.
event, believed to be one of the oldest of its kind in the country,
is entirely organized and managed by undergraduate business students
at the University of Virginia.
year's keynote speaker will be Tom Wendel, the chief executive officer
of Bridge Information Systems, a financial information and services
company based in New York City.
Sharma, a fourth-year McIntire student who attended last year's
competition, said: "It was interesting to see the different strategies
that each team came up with and the competition was intense. I can't
wait to see what case comes up this year."
more information about McIntire's international case competition,
contact Su Cheng, a student organizer, at (804) 982-6300, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the McIntire web site at: http://www.commerce.virginia.edu
Jim Travisano, (804) 924-7005