Two Quinn School entries Win First Place at UConn Case Competition
Rory Morrin (BComm1) and Hugh O'Gara (BComm3) collaborated with participants from ten other business schools globally, across six time zones, to work as teams on live case projects based in Indonesia and Japan.
Rory was part of team KJR Global Solutions which also welcomed students from UConn, the University of Queensland and Belmont University in Nashville. The project addressed the regeneration opportunities of a Japanese Island with an aging population, for Forum Tauri. Rory is from Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Hugh collaborated with team WJH Consulting which was comprised of students from UConn and Williams College, Massachusetts. The team took first place in the a competition with their focus on sustainable recovery for Rinjani Mountain Coffee in the Philippines. Hugh also participates in UCD’s Student Managed Fund and hopes to work in the sustainability space in the future.
The University of Connecticut’s International Business Case Challenge brings teams of four undergraduate students from around the world to compete in analysing and presenting an international business case to judges. The UConn IB Case Challenge offers an excellent opportunity for students to gain exposure to international business issues as well as to meet business students from around the globe.
“It's a very special thing to see both first and final year BComm students step up, and compete in this way, particularly amidst this busy term,” said Professor Maeve Houlihan, Director of UCD Quinn School of Business. “The competition stretches over three weeks and all competitors are assigned to mixed teams of people they have not met before, and we are truly proud to see our students contribute so strongly on this international stage.”