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Winning Apple Team
From Left: George Castillo, Disa Primus, Umang Joshi, Carolyn Sanders, and James Robertson
Winning Netflix Team
From left: Brenan Drake, Steven Madrid, Dora Chen, and Kola Komolafe
University of Houston-Victoria MBA students participated in the Fall 2011 MBA Conference held at the University of Houston System at Sugar Land on Saturday, December 3, 2011.
The MBA Conference, which was held for the first time in December 2003, is the culmination of the MBA program. Students enrolled in the Seminar in Strategic Management, the capstone course of the program, attend the event, which includes a luncheon in their honor.
Central to the MBA Conference is the case competition, which provides MBA students with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the MBA program to real-world business situations. Teams participating in the competition this semester prepared original business case analyses on Apple Inc. and Netflix. The teams are evaluated on several criteria, including organization, subject knowledge, quality and use of visual aids, audience interaction, elocution, and teamwork. Previous participants report that the case preparation and presentation experience and the chance to interact with faculty and fellow students make this event worthwhile.
Many UHV School of Business Administration faculty and MBA program alumni serve as panelists for the case competition. Because such a large proportion of UHVís MBA enrollment is now online, students often work in virtual teams, and the MBA Conference represents their first opportunity to meet their classmates.
Taking top honors for the Apple case were George Castillo, Carolyn Sanders, Disa Primus, Umang Joshi, and James Robertson. Taking top honors for the Netflix case were Brenan Drake, Steven Madrid, Dora Chen, and Kola Komolafe.
Members of the winning teams will receive individual certificates, and names of the members of the winning MBA Conference teams will appear on a plaque to be hung in the UHV School of Business Administration. They will also be recognized by Farhang Niroomand, Dean of the School of Business Administration, at a reception celebrating their achievement. Members of all winning teams will be invited to serve as panelists at future case competitions.
The UH System at Sugar Land offers upper division and graduate courses from the four UH System universities: University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown and UH-Victoria. Students apply to the university that offers the degree they are seeking and then take courses at UH System at Sugar Land. For more information, visit www.sugarland.uh.edu, call 281-275-3340 or come by UH System at Sugar Land, located at 14000 University Blvd.