BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A team of four MBA students in the University
at Buffalo School of Management took second place at the annual
Whitman Case Competition at Syracuse University’s Whitman
School of Management.
Chris Maugans, JD/MBA ’14, of Tonawanda; James Finlay, MBA
’14, of Chicago; Christi Lundahl, MBA ’14, of Webster;
and Michael Pinnola, MBA ’15, of North Babylon were awarded
$1,250 for capturing second place.
This is the fourth consecutive year a UB School of Management
team has finished in the top two at the prestigious case
Eighteen teams from MBA programs across the country entered the
competition, sponsored by the Whitman Graduate Student
Organization. Eight teams, including two from the UB School of
Management, were selected to participate in the finals on March
Competitors analyzed a business case about Indraprastha Ice and
Cold Storage Ltd., a cold storage company based in India, and its
current value proposition. The second place UB team recommended
strategically reducing the company’s pricing structure to
increase demand and a long-term shift in its business model.
Travel expenses for the UB teams were partially funded through a
donation by alumnus Steven C. Verney, ’80, MBA ’81,
executive vice president and chief risk officer at Allstate
Insurance Co., and a matching grant from Allstate.
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 also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times,
Forbes and U.S. News & World Report 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 mgt.buffalo.edu.