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A Carlson School team was one of only five teams to make it to the final round at the CaseIT competition at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. CaseIT is an annual undergraduate case competition with a strong management information systems (MIS) focus, designed to find the best and brightest in strategic IT case analysis.

Twenty teams from around the world took part in the February 10 to 13 competition, in which participants had 24 hours to solve a business problem and present their findings to a panel of judges representing organizations such as Microsoft, SAP, and Telus. The Carlson School team of Emily Kilgore, Madeline Malone, Orkhan Mardanov, and Sam Stern finished strong enough to earn a spot in the finals.

“This was an outstanding accomplishment considering the field in Vancouver was bigger and stronger than ever,” said Ken Reily, who coached the team along with Corrie Fiedler. “To my knowledge, our consistent string of final-round appearances, placements, and victories in national and international competition is unmatched by any school and reflective of the overall quality of our students and program.”

The team will next appear at the Apex Business-IT Global Case Challenge at Singapore Management University May 3 to 6.