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CoB students compete side by side with Canadians

Miriam Dumes, Fresno, Texas, and Erin Kampen, Reserve, Mont., College of Business students, recently competed on two separate teams with University of Regina students at the school’s Hill Case Competition. Twenty-eight teams competed. Kampen’s team took second place overall, and Dumas’ team received the Most Professional Presentation Award. The two Minot State University students were the only delegates from the United States. All teams worked on a case regarding how to motivate millennials for volunteerism for the United Way.

The students spent the first day in educational sessions to prepare for the competition and come up with team strategies to go forward. Case competitions allow for students to practice managerial skills; build assessment skills of strengths and weaknesses of different organizations, garner experience in identifying strategic issues, evaluating alternatives, and forming plans; enhance business judgement and gain exposure to different industries and types of organization.

The last day, students competed in teams of four to deconstruct the case, focused around the central theme of business strategy. Students spent three hours deconstructing their cases, followed by a 15-minute presentation to the judges with a five-minute question-and-answer session. The competition concluded with an Awards Gala to celebrate the winners and the teams’ participation.

Pictured, left to right, are Dumes, College of Business Dean Jacek Mrozik, and Kampen.

For questions, contact Mrozik at 858-3110 or




Published: 01/18/17

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