BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A team of three juniors and one senior in the
University at Buffalo School of Management has won the annual On
Target Undergraduate Club Case Competition, sponsored by Target
The winners, representing the International Business Association
student club, were Jeffrey Kohnke of Niagara Falls, Li Yi Tan of
Staten Island, Daniel O'Connor of East Amherst, and Daniel Yanega
The team and the club will share a $3,000 prize, with each
student receiving $250 and the International Business Association
The goal of the competition is to help undergraduate students
strengthen their analytic, communication, presentation and teamwork
skills beyond the classroom by developing recommendations for
real-world business issues.
Fourteen teams representing 56 students in the School of
Management entered the competition. This year’s case focused
on Target’s expansion into Canada. Teams were asked to
develop strategies to ensure that Target is well received by
In the final round of the competition on Feb. 15, the top five
teams presented their analyses and recommendations.
Six Target professionals served as judges for the final
presentations: Robert Boyd, assets protection business partner,
Kelly Dumas, human resources business partner, Peter Firestone,
district facilities manager, Erin Ingalls, food business partner,
Randy Joseph, district team leader, and Amy Lauricella, senior
field campus recruiter.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at
1,778 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The
company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In
addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers
branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has
given 5 percent of its income through community grants and
programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week.
For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate
responsibility, visit http://Target.com/hereforgood.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has
been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes,
U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the
quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides
its graduates. For more information about the UB School of
Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.