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Baylor MBAs place 2nd in presitigious George Washington University International Case Competition

March 22, 2005

Baylor University's MBA team placed second out of 20 teams in the prestigious annual George Washington University International Case Competition, held March 18-19 in Washington, DC. Team members included Christian Heger, Joanna Menendez, Sean Haynes, Misti Gilmore, and Tim Stewart.

GW Case Team Win 05The Baylor team celebrates after the 2nd place finish - L to R: Tim Stewart, Anne Grinols (Baylor faculty sponsor), Misti Gilmore, Michael Lierau (GWU MBA student ambassador), Joanna Mendendez and Sean Haynes.

The case for this competition is always a not-for-profit organization. This year the subject was the Washington Metro.

There are two preliminary rounds, and the top three teams then compete in a finals round. The first and third place teams were from Canada. Some of the other teams represented Case Western Reserve, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Delaware, Oklahoma State University, plus Spain, Hong Kong, Italy, Hungary, and three from Canada.

"The passion for the client and your presentation was very evident and positive, said finals judge Joel Cook, GW Strategy professor and co-author of the case, about the work of the Baylor team. "[This was a] very good detailed action plan for the myMetro brand and had good execution across all time frames. Depth on each area allowed the client to have a very good understanding of the proposed program. Excellent Q&A responses."

"You were a great team - I'd hire any one of you," he added.

This is the third case competition this semester in which Baylor MBAs have taken away top honors.

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