MSED Board Members to Judge Oakland University Business Scholars Case Competition
Board members from the Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED) have been invited to participate in the judging panel for the Oakland University Business Scholars Case Competition. On October 27, 2018, MSED President, Carolyn Sauer, marketing manager, HELLA, and Director, Mike DeVilling, senior partner, Finn Partners, will join a panel of judges made up of a combination of faculty and industry executives to determine the winning team. Each member of the winning team will receive an award equal to one (1) credit hour of tuition ($529.20 for the 2018-19 academic year) from the MSED Scholarship Fund.
“We are excited to be a part of this competition and sharing the passion for the craft of marketing and sales with these students,” said Sauer. “We are looking forward to seeing what these future marketing and sales professionals come up with to address these real-life scenarios.”
Business Scholars is a program created for high-achieving undergraduate students in the School of Business Administration of Oakland University. The students participate in a variety of activities designed to enhance their critical thinking, analytic capabilities, and presentation skills, as well as overall professionalism. Case competitions are among the activities the Scholars engage in during the year. Case competitions are run as one day events, where the Scholars are divided into teams of 4 to 5 students to address a business problem. The teams arrive in the morning on a staggered basis. Each team is given 2 hours to read the case, conduct an analysis of the situation, and develop a solution. They then have 30 minutes to present their analysis and recommendation in front of the panel of judges.