At the 7th Annual TCU Case Competition

Foster MSCM ’23 students Paul Valdivieso, Sai Sandeepya Jonnavithula, Aditya Sharma, and Evu Wu at the 7th annual TCU case competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

Four Foster MSCM students flew to Texas from March 30 – April 1 for the 7th annual TCU case competition hosted by the Neeley School of Business. Aditya Sharma, Eva Wu, Paul Valdivieso, and Sai Sandeepya Jonnavithula proudly represented the UW Foster School of Business.

The TCU case competition is one of the most prestigious opportunities for our students to gain exposure to real-world business complications as well as meet and network with students from other high-ranking business schools.  

2023 was the first fully in-person case competition in three years and brought together 14 teams of MBA and MSCM students from the best business schools in the country. Teams had 24 hours to analyze the given case, develop a solution, and create a PowerPoint presentation. 

“The energy in that room was exhilarating,” said Aditya. “We were all working hard to epitomize the resilient Foster MSCM community and I couldn’t be prouder.” 

Students were given the case on the morning of March 30 and had two hours to gather their initial thoughts to ask preliminary questions to the judges. After that, it was about 22 hours of data, Microsoft Excel, and creative problem-solving. They presented a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation in front of panelists including senior executives and talent acquisition team members from the TCU Business Community, and the sponsor companies.  

“It was an exciting opportunity that offered us unique challenges to explore the complexities of supply chain management alongside a diverse group of industry professionals,” shared Eva. 

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