Students from around the country to present to global Fortune 300 company at UWF’s Case Competition
Students will showcase their business acumen to a global Fortune 300 company as part of the second annual Business Case Competition: Masters Level on April 12-13 at the University of West Florida. The case competition, sponsored by the College of Business and Center for Entrepreneurship, will task teams from five universities with articulating a company’s core competencies and identifying revenue sources to increase shareholder value.
Five teams from across the country will compete for their share of $10,000 in cash prizes when they present their case strategies to a panel of judges from Couche-Tard, a Canadian multinational operator of convenience stores. The Toronto Stock Exchange listed global Fortune 300 company, which includes Circle K stores, tops $50 billion in sales and operates in 26 countries.
“The UWF College of Business has developed a unique learning and networking experience that challenges students to present real-world, real-time solutions,” said Dr. Tim O’Keefe, dean of the College of Business. “It’s a significant opportunity for students to interact with leaders from a company of this magnitude.”
During the case competition, students will articulate a company’s core competencies and identify revenue sources that increase shareholder value. They then develop case strategies to present to a panel of judges. Graduate students from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited business schools are invited to compete.
Eight judges from Couche-Tard will select the winner. Judging will be based on case recommendations, feasibility of implementing such recommendations and ability to present and support findings. The panel of judges includes a number of the company’s vice presidents, including the vice president of the Gulf Coast division and North American Vice President of Merchandising.
For more information, visit the UWF Business Case Competition: Masters Level webpage.