Case analysis is an important learning technique used in graduate business schools and other graduate studies programs. Similar in many ways to law school mock trials, business school cases are drawn from real world scenarios.  These cases provide students with an opportunity to apply knowledge from across several different disciplines, often within a single case, and find solutions to real problems faced by corporate executives and organizational leaders.

Each year, St. Thomas participates in a number of MBA case competitions, and has proven to be competitive at the regional (see results of our 2011 Minnesota ACG Cup Competition) and national level (see results of our 2010 NetImpact Case Competition).

This year we are excited to announce that we will field our first team in one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious case competitions, the National Black MBA Association/Chrysler Case Competition. The UST MBA team will be traveling to Indianapolis at the end of September, competing with teams representing other top business schools from around the country. UST will be the only Minnesota school participating in the 2012 national competition.  The 2011 competition in Atlanta attracted teams from more than 20 different schools, each competing for $50,000 in prize money.

The UST Case Competition team is sponsored by Ecolab, a leading Minnesota employer and Fortune 500 member headquartered in St. Paul. And congratulations, safe travels and good luck to UST Case Team members Joelle Purvis Allen, Lissette Prendes Moreno, Jay Rajaratnam and Boubakar Jalloh!