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Business Students Competing in Harvard Global Case Competition

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Business students at the University of Minnesota Crookston are currently competing in the Harvard Global Case Competition. The Golden Eagle team, which is made up of five students including one online student, is the only one from the University of Minnesota and is competing business students with coachesagainst more than 125 teams from other outstanding universities around the world. They have already completed their first round submission. In early April, they will attend the main event at Harvard University.

Team members include:

Adam Burgess a senior majoring in international business from Crookston, Minn.; Tori Hill, a sophomore majoring in accounting from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; Chase Knickerbocker, a sophomore majoring in finance from Annandale, Minn.; Michelle Bialac, a senior majoring in manufacturing management from West Lafayette, Ind.; Zhiwei Xu, a senior majoring in business from Zhejiang, China.

The group is coached by business faculty: Rutherford Johnson, Craig Miller, Oxana Wieland, and Abdulaziz Ahmed. 

In the group photo, left to right, are: Adam Burgess; Tori Hill; Chase Knickerbocker; Michelle Bialac; Rutherford Johnson, Ph.D., lecturer in the Business Department; Zhiwei Xu; Craig Miller, lecturer in the Business Department; Assistant Professor Abdulaziz Ahmed (Not pictured: Assistant Professor Oxana Wieland)


Elizabeth Tollefson

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