Graduate Students to Compete in International Case Study Competition

This week, graduate students Brady Brewer, David Boussios, Cooper Morris, Jessica Johnson and Jaeljattin Jean are attending the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association’s (IFAMA) yearly symposium and case conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

The team will participate in the graduate student case competition and executive industry interviews. They also will have the opportunity to interact at social events with the other students from around the world and attend moderated case studies.

For the case competition, the team will be given a case study upon arrival at the conference. The case study must be completed within a four hour period.

“We will create a complete solution facing a real company that will probably be located in Europe,” Brewer said. “We will address key points in the case and create an executive summary and a presentation to present in front of a panel of judges.

“We have been preparing for this competition since February learning about business analysis, management strategies, international economic framework and other contemporary analytic tools.”

The conference theme is sustainability, or ensuring there is adequate food supply in the future.

“As a team, we have also been learning about the triple bottom line of sustainability as a business approach for agricultural firms,” Brewer said.

The team thanks their sponsors:

  • CHS Inc.
  • Koch Industries
  • Cargill
  • K-State Department of Agricultural Economics
  • K-State Graduate Student Council

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