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While the annual Fisher Big Ten Invitational Case Competition attracted teams and perspectives from across the Midwest and the mid-Atlantic, the event provided participants with an opportunity to think globally.

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Participants in the 2022 Fisher Big Ten Invitational Case Competition.

Partnering with the international Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), an enterprise of the Tata Group, the 30th annual case competition presented teams of MBA students from Ohio State, Maryland, Michigan State and Wisconsin with an opportunity to work though some of the challenges in developing post-COVID growth strategies for new products and service lines.

“Case competitions are an essential component of our experiential education model,” said Stephanie Wapner, director of Fisher’s case competition program. “IHCL and Tata presented students with a real-time growth strategy challenge in an international context. Students were also able to spend valuable time interacting with the executive team. We’re so grateful to them for their partnership in creating a substantive, engaging exercise.”

Michigan State (Neha Aggarwal, Dilavar Goyal, Gursimran Singh, Rajat Srivastava and Claire Wixted) took first place at the competition, which was held virtually. Wisconsin’s Stephen Colleton, Greg Duma, Dipika Garg, Liam Ridge and Kun Yin finished in second place.

Fisher’s Clyde Compton earned recognition for Best Q&A, while Maryland’s Pavit Singh Sapra was named Best Presenter.

Also representing Fisher were MBA students Sukriti Kapoor, Olivia Lucrezi, Augustine Onuwali and JR Ramsey.

“On behalf of Fisher, I want to congratulate Michigan State as well as our individual award winners for their excellence at this year’s case competition,” said Roger Bailey, academic director of the Full-Time MBA program at Fisher. “Thanks to the engagement and dedication of our partners IHCL and Tata, this event continues to serve as a signature experience for MBA students from around the Big Ten and beyond.”

“While the virtual competitions during the pandemic have been quite successful, we are very much looking forward to welcoming student teams back to Fisher’s campus for an in-person competition next year.”

Roger Bailey Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing, Director, Full Time MBA Program
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Stephanie Wapner Senior Lecturer, Director of the Honors Contract Program, Director of Case Competitions
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