Have One Night To Analyze Problem, Offer Advice
Prepares For 20th Annual Case Competition
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 Virginias McIntire School of Commerce Feb. 21-23.
In the countrys 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
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
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,
The winner of the case competition
will be announced at the closing reception Friday.
The University of Virginias
two-year undergraduate business program at the McIntire School of
Commerce is ranked 8th in nation by U.S. News & World
Contact: Karen Leu, (804) 243-3024