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Undergrad team wins International Case Competition at Maastricht

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School wins ICC@M 2016The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School won first place at the International Case Competition at Maastricht (ICC@M) April 17-23.

The week-long competition challenged teams of undergraduate business students from 16 global business schools to solve challenging international business cases and present their recommendations to a panel of academic and business executives. Teams completed two three-hour cases and one 24-hour case. The four teams selected as finalists delivered their 24-hour case presentations again in the finals.

UNC Kenan-Flagler beat out teams from National University of Singapore (second place), University of St. Gallen (third place) and Simon Fraser University (fourth place).

Craig Amaysa (BSBA ’17) received the ICC@M “Best Presenter” award.

The competition also included teams from:

  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Catholica Lisbon
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Corvinus University
  • Georgetown University
  • HEC Montreal
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Maastricht University
  • Queen’s University
  • University of Florida
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Western Ontario

The win capped off a banner year of case competition victories for the Undergraduate Business Program, which fielded strong teams to compete in 2015-16.

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Vamsi Yechoor (BSBA ’17), Chris Johnson (BSBA ’18), Mike Caragher (BSBA ’17) and Dylan Rosenberg (BSBA ’16) won first place for exceptional solutions in finance and strategy at the Olin Intercollegiate Case Competition in November 2015. Their first place finish bested teams from Indiana University (second place) and University of Virginia (third place).

In addition to their ICC@M win, Shane Goronkin (BSBA ’16), Rashmitha Vasa (BSBA ’16), Dashiell Mace (BSBA ’16) and Amasya also won first place and a $10,000 prize at the Red Ventures Business Case Competition in March 2016.

Juan Aguilera (BSBA ’16), Ishrat Hafiz (BSBA ’17), Jay Peterkin (BSBA ’17) and Caragher successfully competed against teams from 35 top universities at the National Diversity Case Competition in January 2016. The team was invited to present their recommendations to top executives at Target – which provided the case – at its headquarters in April.