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Students Have One Night To Analyze Problem, Offer Advice

Mcintire School Prepares For 20th Annual Case Competition

February 16, 2001-- Twenty top business students from around the country will compete head-to-head in the 20th annual business case competition at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce Feb. 21-23.

In the country’s oldest student-run, undergraduate case competition, students will have just one night to analyze an e-business problem posed by conference co-sponsor Proxicom Inc. and formally present their strategic advice to a panel of judges.

Student teams have been invited from the University of California-Berkley, the University of Notre Dame and the College of William and Mary, among others.

This anniversary launches a new era for the three-day event. No longer just an inter-school business case competition, McIntire has broadened the focus and appeal of the McIntire Global Student Leadership Conference, formerly known as the McIntire International Case Competition, by adding a day of panel discussions, which are open to the public. More than 400 students are expected to attend the panel presentations, which will address the theme; "Creating Customer Value in the Internet Economy."

Panel discussions will cover three major topics: Media/Entertainment, Telecom/Wireless and Financial Services.

Speakers from Disney, Verizon and accounting firm KPMG will discuss the impact of the Internet on their industries. Craig Miller, chief technology officer of Proxicom, will deliver the keynote address. Proxicom, Inc. is a leading e-business consulting company, based in Reston, Virginia, that provides Internet solutions for Fortune 500 and other forward-thinking companies.

Judges all will be from Proxicom and include Craig Miller, chief technology officer; Art Fuller, managing director for communications and high tech; and Leon Harris, senior strategist.

The winner of the case competition will be announced at the closing reception Friday.

About McIntire:

The University of Virginia’s two-year undergraduate business program at the McIntire School of Commerce is ranked 8th in nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Contact: Karen Leu, (804) 243-3024

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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