Two MBA teams reach finals of Duke case competition

by Dennis K. Brown

Two teams of MBA students in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame are among the five finalists in the Fuqua Product Strategy Case Competition at Duke University.

Organized by Dukes Fuqua School of Business, the competition is the first and largest business school case challenge to focus on product strategy. The finals will take place Dec. 2 to 4 at Duke.

Joining Notre Dame in the finals are teams from the Harvard Business School, Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, and Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. The winning team will receive a $12,000 prize, with $3,000 going to the second-place entry.

One Notre Dame team is composed of Jenny Bailey, David Chow, Sharon Moore and Christine Yoon; a second includes Maria Diaz, David Paredes, Kevin Wolf, Jordan Carlson and Jim Ham.

Other business schools participating in the Fuqua competition were from Dartmouth College; Columbia, New York and Northwestern Universities, the Universities of Chicago, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania; and UCLA.

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