Mar 29 • 2 min read

Temple University’s Management Consulting Program (TUMCP) is excited to announce the winners of its 3rd Annual International Business Live Case Competition. We are most appreciative to Tyson Foods of Springdale, AR for serving as this year’s case sponsor.

The case competition features a live case involving a real, current challenge facing Tyson Foods. Students from across the university were invited to participate in teams of four in either the undergraduate or graduate divisions. The competition opened on Thursday, March 17 at a welcome reception for the competing teams, where the teams were able to hear from the case authors and formally receive the case. 

Teams then had 24 hours to respond to Tyson’s business challenge with a presentation outlining their research, analysis and proposed solutions for the business challenge. The following morning, the student teams returned to campus to present their solutions in two rounds: first before a panel of judges from the consulting industry, and then before members of Tyson’s management team.

This year’s winning teams and outstanding individual presenters include the following. 

Undergraduate Division

1st Place – Zainab Malik, Lama Qubbaj, Kim-Leigh Tursi and Alanna Vaglica

2nd Place – Rhea Khumar, Ryan Scandale, Joshua Siegel and Ying Zhang

3rd Place – Karen Lin, Isabella Locsin and Nolan Wiley

Graduate Division

1st Place – Phillip Bellis, Geoffrey Middleberg, Chisom Ojukwa and Disha Shah

2nd Place – Nandini Sugandha Balasubramanian, Himel Sanaul Haque, Dhruv Nair and Aveena Patel

3rd Place – Peter Bartholomew, Soumia Hasnaoui, Rajani Padirisi and Sayali Pethkar

Best Presenters

Undergraduate Division – Jennifer Zheng

Graduate Division – Soumia Hasnaoui

TUMCP would also like to thank this year’s case writers: Keith Barber, director of digital customer experience at Tyson Foods; Paul Lima, founder and managing partner at Lima Consulting Group; and Hunter Speakman, junior at the Fox School of Business. Thank you to judges Jeff Duda, Allan Frank, Derek Gibbs, Araceli Guenther, Jessica Johnson, Paul Lima, Alec Photis, Rob Rae, Michele Salomon, Alex Tummons, Cameron Walker and Elizabeth Witkow.

Winning teams received prizes of $1,200, $800, and $600 respectively, while Best Presenter winners each won $250. TUMCP is especially grateful to Lavazza Coffee, this year’s corporate sponsor, and Davide Riboni, CEO of BU Americas at Lavazza Group, whose generous gift made the competition possible. 

TUMCP is both an academic and co-curricular program focused on providing students at all levels with the skills and experience necessary for success in the field of management consulting. TUMCP works with partners and firms in the region who support the program through active participation both inside the classroom and through developmental activities such as this case competition, as well as financial support in the form of program sponsorship and scholarships. 

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