Sponsoring companies spark competition, camaraderie at 2016 Chapman Cup.

Sponsoring companies spark competition, camaraderie at 2016 Chapman Cup.

For the past 15 years, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides have been the tools of a life-changing annual competition at FIU’s Chapman Graduate School of Business. Dozens of the school’s most ambitious graduate students take on the case competition, recently branded as the Chapman Cup Challenge. Students organize into teams of consultants, learning business analysis […]

Florida Intercollegiate Case Competition offers substantial benefits to FIU students.

After almost 24 straight hours of pouring through spreadsheets, planning PowerPoints and many doses of caffeine, competitor Daniel Solana had one immediate reaction upon learning that his team had not placed first. “When’s the next case competition?” Solana, a graduate student in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU), participated in the Intercollegiate […]

Case competition provides forum for graduate students’ innovative thinking.

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen is known for serving up delicious New Orleans Cajun-style fried chicken. But when it comes to developing a winning business strategy for meeting company growth goals, Popeye’s was in a bit of a pickle. So its marketing team brought its challenges to the recent 2012 Intercollegiate Case Competition held February 9-12, 2012, […]

Graduate students tackle real problems, real solutions for Raymond James.

Financial services company Raymond James, like others in the industry, just weathered a tough year. So where does Raymond James turn for advice on how to move forward successfully in the wake of the financial crisis? To savvy business graduate students from six Florida universities participating in the 2010 Intercollegiate Case Competition. Competition provides learning […]

College of Business Administration comes on strong at NSHMBA conference.

Martin Fernandez, Tatiana Lopez, Ruben Salazar, and Mahendran Jawaharial compete at NSHMBA. From its booth alongside partner Bank of America (BOA) to its co-sponsored breakfast with BOA attended by several hundred registrants to the sterling performance of a team of four Professional MBA (PMBA) students invited to compete in a case competition, the College of […]

Advisory board for Career Management Services holds first meeting.

Left to right: Dawn Lazar, Elsie Florido, Barry Shiflett, and Ellie Browner The concept of advisory boards pervades graduate programs in the College of Business Administration’s Chapman School. The formula: assemble a group of energetic business leaders with an interest in your mission and goals. Then, get their feedback on your activities and initiatives to […]

Victorious case competition participants showed thirst for success.

The college’s self-named “Dream Team” holds their trophy—from left, Blas Elias, Ruben Salazar, Martin Fernández, Tatiana Lopez, and Mahendran K. Jawaharlal Teams competing in the Intercollegiate Case Competition hosted by the University of South Florida spent an intense 24 hours analyzing a case from an actual company and presenting recommendations to a panel of judges […]