A team of business students from the University of Southern Indiana traveled to Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, to compete at the John Molson School of Business Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC). Twenty-four teams from universities around the world attended the event, which was by invitation only.
Team members were Adam Brothers, Ryan Eichmiller, Ryan McGuire, and Stacy Warford. Jeanette Maier-Lytle, instructor in accounting, and Jamie Seitz, instructor in accounting, coached the team and accompanied them to the competition.
Teams were given three business case scenarios to analyze. Each team determined its recommendations and prepared a 20-minute presentation—all within a three-hour period and without the use of the Internet or other resources. Final presentations were given to a panel of judges, followed by a question and answer session. For the final case, teams followed the same procedure; however, they had 24 hours in which to complete the task but without assistance from faculty coaches.
Ryan Eichmiller found being part of the case team a valuable experience. “As a team, I felt that we grew and expanded upon our existing knowledge. The experiences we had should easily be transferable to a job interview or a job itself.”