The University of Georgia won first place in the 2017 SEC MBA Case Competition held at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida on Saturday. The winning team was comprised of Rohit Banerjee, Matthew Green, Desiree Sullivan and Noah Winterer.
A team of four MBA students from every SEC university was presented a business case by Nationwide on Friday. The teams, who were separated into four divisions, proposed their solutions to a panel of judges on Saturday morning in divisional rounds. The top four proposals moved on to the final round to determine the winner of the competition.
"Winning this competition is so rewarding because we gave so much effort and stayed up late into the night," said Sullivan. "We put together a bold strategy and it took a lot of endurance to prepare our presentation."
Other awards given during the divisional rounds included Best Presenter and Best Q&A.
Noah Winterer from the University of Georgia, Alison Houlihan from the University of Florida, Chris Stegmaier from the University of South Carolina and Daniel Robinson from Auburn University were named Best Presenters for their respective divisions.
In its fifth year, the SEC MBA Case Competition provides an opportunity for SEC business schools to showcase their students' skills at solving simulated, real-world problems that cover the spectrum of business disciplines.