Moore school team reaches finals in Montreal tournament
A team of graduate students from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina finished second in the prestigious John Molson International Case Competition, held Jan. 5 – 9 in Montreal, Canada.
The Moore school was the defending champion and competed against 36 teams from around the world, finishing second only to the University of Calgary and earning a prize of $7,000.
“I am very proud of the hard work and dedication of these students,” said faculty adviser Patrick Demouy, who was voted coach of the year by other coaches at the event.
Demouy has advised the school’s graduate and undergraduate teams for 11 years. In 2009, the graduate team won the Molson competition in January, and the undergraduate team won the Royal Roads University Case Competition held in Victoria, Canada, in March.
For the second consecutive year, a Moore school team was undefeated in divisional rounds of the prestigious competition, earning the highest point total for all teams, and an additional $5,000 prize.
The students are in the International MBA program and are set to graduate in May. They are Emily Crow, French track; Collin Shaw and Kelly Truesdale, global track; and Elizabeth Brittle and Benjamin Gambrell, Portuguese track.
Each of the teams will participate in three competitions this spring. Additional tournaments this spring include ones at the University of Denver, Royal Roads University, Tulane University and George Washington University, as well as the Molson competition for undergraduates.