Spring 2014 MBA Case Competition

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  • Judges
    Dr. Shahram Taj, Instructor; Rosemary Bayer, Chief Inspiration Office, ardentCause; Dr. Bahman Mirshab, Dean College of Management; Ronald J. Shun, Colonel, Chief of Staff/G3, US Army, TACOM; Janet Ford, Assistant Vice President, JP Morgan; Warren Harris, President, Chief Operating Officer, Tata Technologies; Dr. Maria Vaz, LTU Provost; Dr. Virinder K. Moudgil, LTU President.
  • 1stPlace
    Dr. Shahram Taj, Instructor; Dr. Virinder K. Moudgil, LTU President; Dr. Maria Vaz, LTU Provost; Daphne Joachim; Latoshia Hyatt; Timothy Balogh; Dr. Bahman Mirshab, Dean College of Management.
  • SecondPlace
    Dr. Virinder K. Moudgil, LTU President; Dr. Maria Vaz, LTU Provost; Sheila Thomas; Brandon Henderson; Valerie Cholagh; Dr. Bahman Mirshab, Dean College of Management; Dr. Shahram Taj, Instructor.
  • Team1
    Dr. Shahram Taj, Jeanne Seaman, Wojciech Pilecki, Gloria Seymour, and Tina Zuber.
  • Team4
    Dr. Shahram Taj, Frank Wilson, Brian Giltinan, Mark Blanding, and Jalbir Singh.
  • Team5
    Dr. Shahram Taj, Toi Avery, Nicholas Downing, and not pictured: Nurayman Aljaroudi.

 

The College of Management hosted its first MBA Case Competition on Friday, May 2, 2014. Five groups of students from Dr. Shahram Taj’s capstone class, Global Strategic Management (MBA 6073), analyzed the current situation and future opportunities for Tata Motors, a global motor vehicle company in front of 5 distinguished judges. The student presentations were based on the Case Study, “Can Tata Motors, Ltd. Become a Global Contender in the Automobile Industry?” Among the judges were, Virinder K. Moudgil, Lawrence Technological University President; Warren Harris, President and Chief Operating Officer of Tata Technologies; Rosemary Bayer, Chief Inspiration Office of ardentCause; Janet Ford, Assistant Vice President, Compliance, Consultant, JP Morgan Chase; and Colonel Ronald J. Shun, Chief of Staff/G3, US Army, TACOM.

Tata Motors, Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Tata Group. The Tata Group is India’s largest business conglomerate in seven business sectors (chemicals, IT and communications, consumer products, engineering, materials, services, and energy). Tata has operations in over 80 countries, and in 2011, had gross revenue of $83.5 billion, 58 percent coming from international operations. The Tata Group is India’s largest private-sector employer, with over 425,000 employees. It’s a powerful symbol of India’s emergence as a world economic power.

Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company. It is the fourth largest truck and bus manufacturer in the world. Tata Motors manufactures vehicles in India, Spain, South Korea, the U.K., Thailand, Morocco, and South Africa. The company purchased the iconic British Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008.

The competition was fierce and two teams were very close in terms of score.

The $400 First Place prize was awarded to Timothy Balogh, Latoshia Hyatt, and Daphne Joachim.

The $200 Second Place prize was awarded to Valerie Cholagh, Brandon Henderson, and Sheila Thomas.

The other students who participated were Wojciech Pilecki, Gloria Seymour, Jeanne Seaman, Tina Zuber, Mark Blanding, Brian Giltinan, Jalbir Singh, Frank Wilson, Toi Avery, Nurayman Aljaroudi, and Nicholas Downing.

Following the luncheon and awards ceremony President Moudgil spoke about the Case Competition and how it distinguishes LTU students from other universities to be able to interpret and think of a solution as well as present in front of a highly successful panel allowing students to experience the Practical Model of Theory and Practice.

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