Raj Soin College of Business students once again achieved top honors at the Society for Advancement of Management Annual National Case Competition, with the undergraduate and graduate teams finishing second and third, respectively, in their divisions. This is the ninth consecutive year that Wright State has placed in the top three in the nation, setting a record in the 19-year history of the competition.
The two Wright State teams competed March 31–April 3 in Orlando against 29 teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions.
Rebekah Wysong and Kristin Hunter represented the undergraduate team; Lindsey Bailey, Sara Lange, and Amber Dues served on the graduate team.
This year’s national competition focused on Whole Foods Market, the natural and organic retail grocery chain.
The students’ goals were to determine a strategic vision; recommend actions the company should take to improve, sustain, turn around, or correct performance; and prepare a strategic plan for the next three to five years. Teams were judged on their analysis of the problem, assessment of alternatives, recommendations for action, presentation quality, and responses to questions.
“This case competition provides our student teams the opportunity to analyze and make recommendations on real-world business problems from the corporate world,” said Lisa Crawford, management instructor and the team’s advisor. “I’m extremely proud of the hard work and dedication our Wright State students put into this case competition, and their work is clearly reflected in these outstanding awards they continue to receive.”
Kristin Hunter is from Fairborn, Ohio, and is majoring in management/human resources.
Rebekah Wysong is from Englewood, Ohio, and is majoring in accounting and finance.
Sara Lange is from Hamilton, Ohio, and is pursuing a master’s in business administration.
Amber Dues is from St. Henry, Ohio, and is pursuing a master’s in business administration.
Lindsey Bailey is from New Bremen, Ohio, and is pursuing a master’s in business administration.