USD Students Make the Case for International Business

Wednesday, November 6, 2019TOPICS: International

USD undergraduate international business team From left to right: Curtis Chan, Lukas (Jack) Foy, Simran Vakil, Kyle Rutherford

A team of University of San Diego undergraduate business students put their skills to the test and placed third in the 2019 International Business Case Competition.

The competition included 12 schools from across the nation and was hosted by San Diego State University. Students applied their knowledge and skills to compete in solving an international business case. 

USD’s team, supported by the Ahlers Center for International Business, included Simran Vakil, Curtis Chan, Kyle Rutherford and Jack Foy. 

“The students' feedback after the experience was unanimously positive,” said Erin Garber, assistant director of professional programs at the Ahlers Center, an endowed center within the USD School of Business. "The competition was an impactful experience that allowed our students to employ collaboration, strategic thinking, persuasive presentation skills and demonstrate their global mindset.”

"This competition effectively served as a capstone of my international business education," shared one student from the USD team. "The case required me to utilize and synthesize knowledge from almost every discipline within the realm of international business to construct a holistic and thorough case that provided an achievable, profitable, ethical and sustainable solution.”
Texas Christian University took first place, followed by a team from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Along with SDSU, other schools in the competition included the University of Arizona and the University of Washington. 


Renata Ramirez
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