College of Business Administration MBA Students Compete in International Case Competition

By: Kent State University
KENT, Ohio - Jan. 27, 2015 - PRLog -- Five Kent State College of Business Administration graduate students competed in the John Molson International Case Competition in Montreal, Canada, Jan. 4 – Jan. 9.

The team, made up of Christina Bills, Jyoti Sharma, Kemilembe Mjungu, Doreen Matthes and alternate Craig Mass, did not place in the competition but returned home with knowledge and global connection that they expect will impact their future careers.

“It was a great competition this year,” said Mike Mayo, associate professor of marketing and team coach. “I was proud of how our students performed and represented the university in this elite assembly of world-class business programs.”,

The competition, also known as Olympics of International Case Competition attracted more than 200 MBA students from six continents. The event is organized by a team of MBA students from the John Molson School of Business and is one of the largest and oldest case competitions in the world.

The College of Business Administration has participated in the competition since 2006.

This year’s competition theme was “Global Connections - Sustainable Future”. The cases presented were carefully selected from the annual Case Writing Competition’s top entries. Competing teams faced-off in round-robin tournaments where the winner advanced to the next round.

The week of the competition included social and networking events that helped students bridge the gap between the academic and corporate world.

Nanyang Business School of Singapore took home the MBA-ICC Cup and a $10,000 cash prize in the 2015 competition.

For more information on the John Molson competition, visit

For more information on The College of Business Administration’s MBA programs, visit


Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is one of only 180 colleges or schools of business worldwide to achieve dual accreditation in both business and accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the global accrediting body providing specialized accreditation at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level.  The College of Business Administration is home to 4,502 students, the second largest college of business in Ohio.  The college boasts a satellite office of Kent State University’s Career Services Center dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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