Truman Team Captures First at UMSL International Business Case Competition

Truman Team Captures First at UMSL International Business Case Competition

April 8, 2018

The University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Business and International Business Institute hosted the 2018 International Business Case Competition on April 6 – 7, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri.   Eleven universities from around the country participated in the competition. In addition to Truman, participants included Babson College, University of Pennsylvania at Bloomsburg, Illinois State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Temple University, University of Missouri – St. Louis, University of Oklahoma, University of Richmond, Villanova University, Washington University of St. Louis.


During the two-day competition, students were given a case related to Nidec Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of electric motors.  The teams were required to analyze the case and develop recommendations within 24 hours for resolving the issues. The recommendations were presented to the jury composed of the executives of Nidec Corporation, guests and other university leaders.


Truman State University was represented by the team of Katia Pallais, Jessica Pittman, Mia Palumbo and Margherita Parlangeli. Truman State University won first place. Temple University received second place and Washington University in St. Louis placed third.  The executives from Nidec Corporation told the Truman participants that they will be implementing several of the suggestions they provided.

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