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Case Competitions

Vanderbilt MBAs are team players who successfully compete and win against the nation's top schools in a variety of disciplines.

First-Place Wins

2013 Chicago Quantitative Alliance Challenge
Owen’s team: Asia Brunwell '13, Chad Hooker '13, Zach Kennedy '13, Kelly Smith '13

2013 Emory Leadership in Healthcare Case Competition
Owen’s team: Alex Johnson '14, Kristen O'Neill '14, Brett Pentz '13, Baxter Webb '13, Cole Wheeler '14

2011 Avnet Supply Chain Challenge
Owen’s team: Derek Sparks MBA '11, Elisa Graban MBA '11, Frank Pazos MBA '11, Bryan Loughridge MBA '12

2011 UNC Kenan-Flagler Marketing Case Challenge
Owen’s Brian Burchfield MBA '12, along with students from business schools at Carnegie Mellon, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and William & Mary

2010 Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition at Tulane University
Owen’s team: Scott O’Connell MBA '11, Mark McDonald MBA '11, Dan Bryant MBA '10, Matthew Clemson MBA '10

2009 Human Capital Case Competition
Owen's team: Eric Bilbrey '10, Lindsay Goldman '11, Sarah Hultquist '11, Joe Parise '10, Kristen Schaefer '11, Heidi Wallenhurst '10

2009 Fourth Annual Global Supply Chain Management MBA Case Competition
Owen's team: Liz Wu MBA '09, Erika Bacon MBA '10, Brad Cayer MBA '10, Roe Rogers MBA '10

2008 Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition at Tulane University

Owen's team: Carl Hinrichs MBA '08, Bill Lambert MBA '08, Travis Messina MBA '08, Justin Stark MBA '08

2006 Carnegie Mellon International Case Competition  
Owen's team: Landon Davies MBA '07, Krista Fakoory MBA '08, Marlene Marengo MBA '08, Melissa Shearer MBA '08, Blair Stilwell MBA '07

2006 Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition at Tulane University
Owen's team: Alex Tolbert MBA '06, Jeffrey Kung MBA '06, Stephen Hardin MBA '06 and Joe Pollaro MBA '06

2005-2006 Thunderbird Innovation Challenge
Owen's team: Sangram Borkar MBA '06, Alejandro Corpeno Dubon MBA '06, Michael Monteforte MBA '06, Bana Shomali MBA '07

2005 Key Bank Minority Case Competition
Owen's team: Sydonia Blake MBA '06, Jacqueline Brooks MBA '07, Kenton “Corey” Smith MBA '07, Terrell Taylor MBA '06

2005 Carnegie Mellon International Case Competition
Owen's team: Matthew Behrmann MBA '06, Landon Davies MBA '07, Mark Garton MBA '06, Nathan Monday MBA '06

2004 Student Leadership Award—Graduate Business Foundation Award
Recipient from Owen: John Owens MBA '04

2003-2004 National Black MBA Case Competition (sponsored by Daimler Chrysler)
Owen’s team: Consuela Sawyers MBA '04, Calandra Turner MBA '04, Temilade Oyeniyi MBA '04

2003-2004 National Society of Hispanic MBAs Case Competition (sponsored by Dell)
Owen’s team: Luis Mirabal MBA '04, Rene Vuskovic MBA '04, Javier Canas MBA class of '05, Gustavo Nucci MBA class of '05

2003-2004 Info USA Business Plan Competition
Owen’s team: Evan Austill MBA '04, Jerome Edwards MBA '04, Ben Heavrin MBA '04

Second-Place Wins

2009 Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition at Tulane University
Owen's team: Chip Bierbaum MBA '10, Lucas Hohnstein MBA '10, Nolan Pittman MBA '10, Matt Hancock MBA '10

2009 National Real Estate Challenge – McCombs School of Business/University of Texas
Owen's team: Justin Albright '11, Tim Kilroy '11, Peter Kleinberg '10, Gavin McDowell '10, Johnny Shoaf '10,  Stephen Songy '10

2007 UNC Kenan-Flagler Real Estate Development Case Competition
Owen's team: Kristin Arterburn MBA '08, Michael Augustine MBA '08, Mark Becher MBA '08 and Denver Glazier MBA '08

2005 Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition at Tulane University
Owen's team: Dan Leben MBA '05, Kyle Conlee MBA '05, Jeff Fritsche MBA '05, and Will Stengel MBA '05

2003-2004 McGinnis Venture Corporate
Owen’s team: Evan Austill MBA '04, Jerome Edwards MBA '04, Ben Heavrin MBA '04

2003-2004 Freeman Venture Capital Corporation
Owen’s team: Han Liang MBA '05, Raj Rathod MBA '05, Ornob Roy MBA '04, Evan Austill MBA '04, Jerome Edwards MBA '04

Other Top Finishes

2013 UNC Real Estate Development Challenge – Kenan-Flagler Business School–3rd Place Honors
Owen's team: Dan Bresnahan '14, Greg Hill '13, Walker Mathews '13, Kalen Stanton '13

2013 International Impact Investing Challenge
Owen's team: Timothy Barbis '13, Lukas Wilkinson '13

2012 International Operations Case Competition – Tepper School of Business/Carnegie Mellon–3rd Place Honors
Owen's team: Molly Bash '14, Marley Baer '14, Guy Baldwin '14, Timothy Cahn '14, Arpita Shinde '14

2010 National Real Estate Challenge – McCombs School of Business/University of Texas 3rd Place
Owen's team: Justin Albright '11, Max Bruckmann '12, James Granberry '11, Andrew Gwin '11, Tim Kilroy '11, Doug Midkiff '12

2010 Adobe/Omniture Web Analytics Case Competition - 3rd Place
Owen's team: Lexi Buscaglia MBA '11, Michael Erie MBA '12, Hannah Johnson MBA '12

2007 Key Foundation Minority MBA Case Competition  
Owen's team: Clifford Adjei-Bekoe MBA '08, Jacqueline Brooks MBA '07, Kwesi Dodi MBA '07 and Don Johnson MBA '08

2005-2006 National Black MBAs Case Competition
Owen’s team: Katrice Branner MBA '06, Harvey Brown MBA '06, Leslie McClain MBA '07, Maame Stephens MBA '06

2005-2006 National Society of Hispanic MBA Conference Case Competition (sponsored by Dell/Microsoft)
Owen’s team: Cindy Biddle MBA '06, Tyler Heath MBA '06, Juan Melchor MBA '06, Russell Shockley MBA '06

2005-2006 Wake Forest Marketing Case Competition (sponsored by Yahoo)
Owen's team: Caroline Breyley MBA '06, Harvey Brown MBA '06, Dan Tarrant MBA '06, Katie Wernert MBA '06, and Nick Bartlow MBA '06

2005-2006 UNC Kenan-Flagler Real Estate Development Case Competition
Owen's team: Ben Blank MBA '07, Ryan George MBA '07, Grant Kinnett MBA '07, Will McKinney MBA '06