Two Different Cases, Same Result

Winter 2012

Notre Dame MBA students took top honors in two notable case competitions this fall, winning over other top-ranked b-schools in cases that called upon a wide array of knowledge, experience and presentation skills.

Notre Dame won the inaugural Fuqua Finance Case Competition with a proposed solution for valuing an international satellite telecommunications company verging on bankruptcy. Zachary Schneider, Michelle Purvis, John Vicente and David Young traveled to Duke University for the Nov. 11-12 event to compete against four other teams: the Stockholm School of Economics, George Washington University, and two teams from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

An all-female team of Notre Dame MBA students won first place in a competition sponsored by the National Association of Women MBAs, winning out in the final round over five schools, including the universities of Chicago and Texas at Dallas. The competition took place Sept. 15-17 in Dallas-Fort Worth as part of the annual NAWMBA Conference and Career Fair. The Notre Dame team consisted of Kathryn Pelletier, Sunita Satpathy, Jennafer Newcomb and Jing Wang.