It was held with industry partner Henry Ford Health System, focused on their Henry Ford @ Work program.
The students received their case at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and had to submit their presentation slides by 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
The students who participated in the competition include:
- Lacey Buck.
- Tawana Frazier.
- Brock Hughes.
- Alyssa Kohrs.
- Nick Raymond.
About the competition
The team also had to give a 20-minute presentation and answer questions on Sunday morning.
“This was the most intense competition we have done in light of the very tight time frames,” said Michael Merrigan, clinical associate professor of management at MSU.
Thirty-six teams from 23 schools participated, and the MSU team made it to the finals.
It competed against MHA giants, such as Cornell, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ohio State and University of Minnesota in the final round.
Representing the university
The MSU team held its own against these top schools. Although it did not place, team members won an award for the best PowerPoint presentation.
“They worked hard, and Dr. Katherine Adler (assistant professor within the College of Business) and I appreciate their effort in representing themselves and Missouri State,” Merrigan said.