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University of Illinois wins First Place in Baylor University's Fifth Annual MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership

Nov. 22, 2011

By student writer Lauren Brandom

MBA students from across the nation competed in the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum's 5th Annual Business MBA Case Competition Nov. 16-18.

The annual competition gives MBA students an opportunity to practice ethical leadership in a practical business dilemma beyond the classroom. This competition has become an important part of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum.

MBA students from Auburn University, Baylor University, Iowa State University, Pepperdine University, Texas A&M University, the University of Florida, The University of Illinois, the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota, the University of Texas and the University of Washington participated in the competition.

The ten teams, each consisting of four MBA students, were randomly divided into leagues of multiple teams. The teams received their cases and then presented their solutions before a panel of judges. The winners from each league then advanced to the finals.

Over $8,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners. The top team received $5,000, second place $1,200 and third place $850. The best presenter from each league received $250 and the best Q/ A person from each league received $100. The top 3 teams received engraved awards.

1st place team: University of Illinois

2nd place team: University of Florida

3rd place team: University of Washington

Best Presenters

  • Yakabu Agbese - University of Iowa
  • Steven Harris - Iowa State University
  • Denna Bettini - University of Florida

Best Q/A

  • Sean Powers - Auburn University
  • Lauren Britt - Texas A&M University
  • Brand Casey - University of Florida

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