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Babson’s Glavin Global Fellows Win 2nd Place at the International Business Case Competition!

Glavin Global Fellows members, Max Petre, Carla Planz, Cedric Mfuranzima and Salome Mosehle, won 2nd place in a very competitive International Business Case Competition at the University of Missouri, St. Louis this week!

The College of Business and the International Business Institute host this annual Case Competition where global challenges provide eager students with opportunities to showcase their critical thinking skills and business talents. Students from regional universities come together as they square off in teams against one another in this two-day event. The UMSL International Business Case Competition is unique in presenting students with an actual issue that a company is currently confronting in its global business interactions. Students apply their classroom knowledge to real issues just as they would with similar problems in their future careers.

The teams are critiqued by a panel of judges without knowledge of the school they represent. The judges are high-ranked executives from St. Louis companies that are doing business globally. This is a great way for business students to learn how to work in teams, under very tight time constraints, and be able to achieve a solution that is well researched and feasible to reach.

On Thursday, the Babson students traveled to St. Louis where they had a little time to visit the famous Gateway Arch and eat some southern BBQ before they spent the next 24 hours tirelessly preparing for the competition.  Congratulations to Cedric, Salome, Carla and Max! We are so proud of you –  a special thank you to Professor Matt Allen for helping them prepare for the competition and Jamie Kendrioski for traveling with the group to St. Louis!