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Rice MBA Team Wins First Place at Goizueta Principled Leadership Case Competition

HOUSTON, April 10, 2006—In Atlanta, Georgia at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University on April 7-8 the team of Devina Bhojwani, Neal Carlson, Julian Duncan, and Louisa Keyes, from the Class of 2006, represented the Jones School at the inaugural Goizueta Principled Leadership Case Competition.
 
The Jones School team was one of ten teams selected from a field of 30 to participate. The other selected Business Schools included:

  • Emory University – The Goizueta Business School
  • Georgia Tech
  • Texas A&M University – The Mays School of Business
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – The Keenan-Flagler School of Business
  • University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton Business School
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin – The McCombs School of Business

The teams receive a business case outlining a challenging leadership scenario within Wal-Mart. Using all of their leadership experience and training, teams were asked to prepare insightful and creative solutions and present their ideas for a panel of faculty and industry judges:

  • Deloitte – Senior Consultant
  • Solomon Says, Inc – Account Director
  • Triton Business Development Services – Managing Director/Partner
  • CMD Services – Vice President of Business Development
  • Intercontinental Hotels – President of the Americas Region

The Jones School team, known as "Team Magnolia," won first place at the competition, and also captured the People's Choice award, which is voted by peers as the best presentation. Please join us in congratulating them.

Team Magnolia

Team Magnolia at the Goizueta Principled Leadership Case Competition