Four VSB seniors - Allison Meade, Kyle Roffina, Jacqueline Inserra and Luke Waggoner - placed third against 16 teams in the sixth annual Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) International Case Competition held last November at Northeastern University. The Center for Global Leadership sponsored the team, coached by Professor Ward Utter in the Management and Operations department in partnership with Center Faculty Director Jonathan Doh.
The International Case Competition provides students the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and talents in a unique international business learning lab venue while sharpening their critical thinking and presentation skills and applying what they have learned in the classroom to network and gain real-world experience in a competitive environment.
Sixteen teams from the nation’s leading business schools gathered in Boston to participate in the competition. This year, they were tasked to analyze a case about Amazon’s international operations in only two days’ time. The feedback from the judges, participants and their advisors were extremely positive and commented that this was the strongest set of teams and presentations in the competition’s history.
Team member Allison Meade said, “I had a great experience at the CUIBE International Case Competition and enjoyed researching and presenting with our team. We were able to apply the business principles and specific international topics we've learned in VSB and by studying abroad.”