KU School of Business hosts 2024 Big 12 MBA Case Competition

Wed, 06/05/2024


Ashleigh Rose Lee

The KU School of Business hosted the 2024 Big 12 MBA Case Competition at Capitol Federal Hall from April 11-13.

Ten teams and 40 students representing business schools throughout the conference worked on a case presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Schools included Baylor University, Brigham Young University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, the University of Kansas, the University of Oklahoma and West Virginia University.

Teams remained anonymous to the judges during the competition and had less than 24 hours to work on their presentations. The top three teams moved on to the final presentations and a chance to win cash prizes. In addition, awards were given to individuals for best presenter and best Q&A. 

Team case competition winners

  • First place: Iowa State University ($4,000)
  • Second place: Texas Christian University ($2,000)
  • Third place: Baylor University ($1,000)

Individual award winners

  • Best Q&A: Ronak Indurti, Texas Tech University and Ishita Mathur, Texas Christian University ($250)
  • Best presenter: Kimberly Burns, Oklahoma State University and Dillon Smith, Baylor University ($250)

 It has been 10 years since the KU School of Business hosted the competition, making it the first time it has been held in Capitol Federal Hall. Each year, a different Big 12 conference school hosts the competition.

“We were delighted to host the Big 12 Case Competition at KU this year,” said Dee Steinle, executive director of MBA and M.S. Programs. “Our last time hosting was 2014, so we had some amazing new things to share with our Big 12 community, including beautiful Capitol Federal Hall. It was so rewarding to pull in faculty, staff and resources from across KU and the School of Business to showcase our MBA program. Overall, the event was a big success and we look forward to the opportunity to host again in the future.”

Learn more about the KU School of Business MBA program at business.ku.edu/graduate-programs.

Wed, 06/05/2024


Ashleigh Rose Lee

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Ashleigh Lee

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