Mount Union Students Showcase Their Talents at Harvard Business School Type Case

April 07, 2008

business_students.jpgTau Pi Phi, the business honorary fraternity, at Mount Union College participated in a Harvard Business School type case competition at Capital University.

The competition includes general business cases written by faculty from the Harvard Business School and is judged by business professionals from the Columbus area.

The College had two teams participating in the competition, one two-person team and one three-person team.  Nine two-person teams and nine three-person teams participated in the competition.

Andrew Clutter, junior, and Rodney Strata, junior, completed the two-person team.  The Mount Union business majors finished third in the competition with the other two-person teams, which included seven Ohio colleges and universities.
   
“I feel the case competition was another way for me to grow into a successful career,” said Clutter.  “This was another great opportunity Mount Union has provided to me and I am very proud that I represented the College well.”
   
Of the competition, Strata said, “It challenged us to think critically under a limited time frame, simulating the real business world.  I really had a good time with it.”
   
The three-person team consisted of Daniel Luketic, senior, Justin Shaub, senior, and Bryan Kochy, senior.  The three-person team from the College placed first in the competition with the other three-person teams.
   
“The case competition is a great way for Mount Union students to showcase the skills they learn here in their business classes against other schools in the area,” said Kochy.
   
Shaub said, “the Harvard Business School cases focus on Real companies facing real issues, which of course makes the competition all the more interesting.”
   
“Once you start to break the case down into manageable sections and isolate the key issues, it is exciting to pull from all of the Business Administration major’s disciplines and develop recommendations,” said Luketic.
   
The competition included students from Capital University, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio Northern University, Marietta College, Juniata College, Wittenberg University and Mount Union College.
   
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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