Wake Forest Team Wins Howard University MBA Case Competition

10.31.2010 Article, General, School News

Reposted from First Hand Experiences Blog | by Paul Davis

A team from the Wake Forest University Schools of Business took home the top prize last week in a case competition hosted by Howard University.

Joy Fuller, Ahkesha Murray and Talib Graves-Manns clinched victory – and a $5,000 prize – by beating teams from MIT, Georgetown and UNC-Chapel Hill in the final round. The case, sponsored by LMI Consulting, asked students to create a supply chain concept for a fence project along the border with Mexico. Georgetown came in second, while MIT Sloan was third.

"This case competition enabled us to showcase not only what we learned in the classroom but also our ability to collaborate to tackle complex business problems," Fuller said.

This is the fourth straight year that a Wake Forest team has placed in the Howard MBA Case Competition. The team's faculty advisor was Derrick Boone.