First year MBA wins UNC Marketing Case Challenge

First year MBA student Tim Yewcic M.B.A. '12, was a member of the team that took home the top prize at the 2011 UNC Kenan-Flagler Marketing Case Challenge on February 12, 2011.

For the competition, teams are combined of students from different schools to encourage teamwork and networking, and to mimic real business interactions where individuals from diverse backgrounds must work together for a common goal.

Tim Yewcic MBA '12, at far left, is pictured with his team.Tim split a $3,000 prize with his teammates -- students from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie-Mellon and Owen Schoolof Business at Vanderbilt University. Other schools that participated in the competition included McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas-Austin, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Stephen M. Ross School of Business at University of Michigan, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

This was the first year four students -- Tim, Vidula Shinde, David Gecht and Marcus Bryant -- from the Mason School of Business were chosen to compete head to head with MBAs from some of the top b-schools in the country.

The win is a direct result of a growing desire for Mason MBAs to participate in these challenging, fast-paced, highly engaging competitions.

Over the past few years Mason MBAs have participated in a number of competitions and as the stakes get higher and the topics get more engaging, we expect to see more students opting for this unique b-school experience.