Andrew Clutter and Rod Strata Place First at Tau Pi Phi Case Competition

April 13, 2009

Mount Union College’s two-person team placed first at the Tau Pi Phi Case Competition held at Capital University March 28-29.

Andrew Clutter, a senior business administration major from Salem and Rod Strata, a senior business administration major from Cortland competed against students from Capital University, Marietta College, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio Northern University and Wittenberg University. Clutter and Strata are both members of Tau Pi Phi, the business honorary fraternity on campus.

The competition includes general business cases written by faculty from the Harvard Business School and is judged by business professionals from the Columbus area. Each team was asked to analyze and present two cases after reviewing them for four hours.

“The case competition was an excellent opportunity to apply what we have learned in classes directly to real life business situations,” said Clutter.  “The high competitive nature combined with the stress of presenting to business executives gave us a little taste of what is to come in the business world.”

Tau Pi Phi was started at Wittenberg University in 1931 and Mount Union has been participating in the case competition since 1993.

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