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Howard Team Wins at Maryland Emerging Market Case Competition

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Last month, nine teams from eight top MBA programs came together at the Robert H. Smith School of Business for the third Annual Emerging Market Case Competition, sponsored by Infosys Consulting & IT Services. According to a press release, teams were tasked with providing recommendations to an Infosys ATM financial security firm that would improve profitability and revenue growth for a company operating on a global scale and an industry moving towards a possible “cashless society.”Student teams of three to five were issued the case on Friday afternoon after arriving at the University of Maryland, competing through two rounds of presentations and Q&A. The competition was judged by an engaged panel of corporate executives and international development professionals, as well as an Infosys executives and consultants.

In the end, the team from Howard University School of Business won the Emerging Market competition, bringing home the event’s $2,500 first prize. A team from Temple University’s Fox School of Business was the runner-up, taking home a prize of $1,500. Other competing MBA programs included University of Washington, George Mason University, University of Arizona, University of Connecticut, University of Missouri and the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The Emerging Markets Case Competition is a partnership between Smith’s Office of Global Initiatives, the Center for International Business Education Research (CIBER) and the MBA Emerging Markets Association.

“I am pleased to see the success of our Emerging Markets Case Competition in its third year,” Kislaya Prasad, executive director of CIBER and research professor in the department of logistics, business and public policy, told the Smith School. “It has been wonderful to watch this event grow and we could have made this happen without the support of Infosys and, of course, the months of preparation from both OGI and the Emerging Markets Association.”

For more information about the Smith CIBER, click here.

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