A team of MBA students from the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics finished second in a Southeastern Conference intercollegiate business case competition last weekend.
The Gatton MBA team of James Davey, Jordan McMurtrey, Lauren Scanlon and Luke Williams placed second at the 2015 Southeastern Conference MBA Case Competition held at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.
All 14 SEC universities competed in the two- day event, with UK bested only by the first -place team from the University of Florida.
South Carolina finished third, and LSU was fourth in the final round.
Teams were presented a business case centered on the sustainability of a global mining company. The teams proposed their solutions to a panel of business executives in divisional rounds. The top four proposals moved on to the final round, which determined the order of finish in the competition.
Individually, UK's Lauren Scanlon was presented one of the Best Q&A awards from the panel.
Gatton College faculty member Gordon Holbein, a senior lecturer in management, was coach of the Gatton competitors.