The Carlson School of Management will play host to two of the nation's top undergraduate case competitions. CoMIS 2014 and the National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition will attract 25 teams from 18 business schools to Minneapolis April 2-5.
Future IT leaders will get the chance to test their business acumen, problem solving, teamwork, and presentation skills against those of their peers at third annual CoMIS.
Eleven teams comprised of three undergraduate upperclassmen will have 24 hours to read the case and develop their solution. The teams then present their recommendations to a panel of industry professionals.
In addition to the Carlson School team, business schools from the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Connecticut, Emory, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, University of Texas at Austin, and UT-Dallas will vie for top prize.
CoMIS 2014 sponsors are 3M, Blue Cross Blue Shield, General Mills, Medtronic, MISRC, MISQ, Target, and United Health Group.
National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition
Now in its second year, the National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition provides a unique learning opportunity for undergraduate students while raising awareness of the areas of supply chain and operations as both a field of study and as a potential career path.
In the competition, teams of four undergraduate students will be given 24 hours to prepare a business case presentation to a panel of professionals from the corporate sponsors. Sponsors include 3M, Cargill, C.H. Robinson, Target, Best Buy, Eaton, FedEx, General Mills, Land O'Lakes, Polaris and Schwan's.
Business schools from 14 universities will be competing in this year's event. Teams from Arizona State, Bringham Young, Indiana, Iowa State, Syracuse, Texas Christian, Penn State, the University of Houston, University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, and Wisconsin will take on the host team from the Carlson School.
In addition to a case competition, both CoMIS and the National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition will feature corporate site visits and networking opportunities for the students.