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Five teams from business schools around the country competed for the $10,000 first prize in the first annual Monsanto-Olin Case Competition on February 12. The competition was designed to give graduate students an opportunity to provide innovative business solutions to a case study written about Monsanto’s seed corn supply chain. Participating teams represented:Texas Christian University, Rollins College, the University of Missouri, Pennsylvania State University, and Washington University.


Team Olin came home with a first place victory from the 19th Annual Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition hosted by Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, April 17, 2015.

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MBA students Ajay Shah, Yukun (Echo) Jia, Ameen Aftab, and Carrie Zhang.

After several years of strong showings for the Olin team at this competition – it turned out that 2015 was the breakthrough year! Congratulations to our team of four MBA students Ajay Shah, Yukun (Echo) Jia, Ameen Aftab, and Carrie Zhang.

The University of North Carolina earned second place and a prize of $5,000, and host Tulane University took home the third-place prize of $3,000. Also participating in this year’s competition were Rice University, University of South Carolina, University of Texas – Dallas and Vanderbilt University.



Yale ILCC 2nd PlaceA group of our Global Masters of Finance-Yonsei students captured second place in the Yale School of Management Integrated Leadership Case Competition. The team traveled from Seoul, Korea to New Haven, Connecticut for this competition, held April 10-12, 2015 at Yale University.

Congratulations to: Shibo Yu, Huilin Liu, Sim Wei Zhi Martin, Yuan Hou. Team Olin was up against MBA students from 14 top schools from the US including Carnegie Mellon Tepper, UC Berkeley Hass and Yale SOM and from around the world (e.g. HKUST and Renmin University). The team sent this message:

“On the first day of competition, we were given seven hours to solve a raw business case, and prepare a 20 minute presentation. We faithfully executed our game plan and presented in front of two judges (e.g. a consultant and a Yale Faculty). With seven hours of hard work and good luck, we successfully broke into the final round and were against UC Berkeley and HKUST. In the final presentation, we presented a proposed growth strategy from multifaceted perspectives and claimed 2nd place.”

FisherAnother MBA team from Olin recently placed third in the Fisher Invitational Case Competition at The Ohio State University. We are very proud of Team Olin for making it to the finals of this national competition. Congratulations to: Palma Bordan, Iskandar Adilov, Sahit Garapati, Neeraj George (pictured above). Sahit was named to the “all tournament” team in the category of best Q&A player. I guess that ICE week prep must have finally paid off!

The 23rd edition of the Fisher Invitational Case Competition took place April 9 -11, 2015.
Schools with MBA teams competing in this year’s invitational included:

The Ohio State University
University of Maryland
Michigan State University
University of Minnesota
Penn State University
University of Nebraska
Purdue University
University of Rochester
University of Illinois
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Iowa