Christine Hansen, a senior at the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, and fellow team members won their case category during the Team Case Competition, sponsored by KPMG, at Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2017 Global Leadership Summit. The team was selected as a winner based on their innovative and creative solution for their assigned business case, as well as the effectiveness of their presentation.
“We are very proud of Christine Hansen’s outstanding achievement in this case competition,” said Leighton School Dean Rick Kolbe. “She represented the Leighton School very well at the Beta Gamma Sigma 2017 Leadership Summit. Her accomplishments speak to the high caliber of our students and the quality of their education at the Leighton School.”
Beta Gamma Sigma’s annual Global Leadership Summit allows BGS members to advance their leadership development while building relationships with fellow leaders from BGS chapters around the world. During the Summit, students participate in a carefully cultivated series of leadership sessions designed to build upon each other to culminate in an intensive team competition. This year’s Summit took place November 2-5 in Orlando, FL.
The Team Case Competition allowed 35 teams of business students to collaborate and provide a solution to a complex business scenario. Each of the teams presented to a panel of judges and the five category winning teams showcased their business solutions to the full group of Summit attendees.
The case competition judges consisted of business and community leaders, BGS’ leadership team, BGS Board Members, and Deans from AACSB accredited business programs. Their presentations were evaluated against established criteria, including evidence of preparation, content, consideration for innovation, delivery, and discussion. Each presentation ended with a question and answer session with the judges.
“I feel very fortunate to have been chosen to participate in this conference and want to thank the business school and scholarship donors of BGS that made it possible,” said Hansen. “I came back from Orlando with lots of information that I am eager to share with my professors and classmates, as well as some lifelong friends.”