Students participate in the 2024 Fisher Invitational Case Competition.

For the 32nd year, business schools from across North America converged on Columbus and The Ohio State University for the annual Fisher Invitational Case Competition.

The competition, presented in partnership with Bath & Body Works, offered teams from eight schools the opportunity to put their classroom knowledge to work solving a challenge facing the Central Ohio retailer.

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Fisher's team of (from left), Rishita Saha, Pankaj Verma, Aishat Olukotun and Ezichi Anokwuru.

Indiana University took home first place and a prize of $5,000 from Bath & Body Works. Finalists included Rutgers and Concordia University, which was the first international team to ever compete in the Fisher Invitational. Vaiseekan Srithayakumar (Concordia) was honored as Best Presenter, while Sarah Mrabet (Indiana) earned the Best Q&A award.

First-year MBA students Ezichi Anokwuru, Aishat Olukotun, Rishita Saha and Pankaj Verma represented Fisher College of Business.

Other participating schools included: Case Western Reserve University, the University of Maryland, Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin.

“The longstanding success of the Fisher Invitational is a testament to how we’re continually finding new ways ― and partners ― to bring our students’ classroom experiences to life,” said Stephanie Wapner, senior lecturer and associate academic director of MBA programs and director of case competitions at Fisher. “These hands-on opportunities bridge the gap that exists between simply learning about business and experiencing it.”

“We’re proud that this case competition continues to attract some of the most creative minds in MBA programs from across the country and internationally.”

2024 Fisher Invitational