Society for Advancement of Management places 2nd at business conference in D.C.

Marshall’s Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management, SAM, attended the International Business Conference in District of Columbia over spring break, where they placed second in the open division case study competition.

The case study competition is the equivalent to working a capstone presentation in a business policy course. The students are able to work toward determining a strategic vision and finding ways to better a company. They work to find ways to improve, sustain, turn around or correct the performance of a company.

Each team is judged on its recognition of the problems, finding alternatives, recommended action and how it responds to what the judges conclude.

Glen Midkiff, the director of Stakeholder Engagement said, “By placing as a winner it speaks volumes of the quality business education that students are receiving at Marshall University.”

The Society for Advancement of Management is an organization that works to give students the opportunity to further their knowledge in management skills and expertise through programs and services in the management field. It is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1912. 

“Our SAM case competition team worked very hard and carefully prepared our analysis and recommendations,” Midkiff said. “We are so thankful for the support of our SAM faculty advisor, Dr. Marc Sollosy, Dean Avi Mukherjee and the entire Lewis College of Business.”

Dean Avi Mukherjee, the Dean of the Lewis College of Business is on the Board of Directors for SAM.

Sydney Shelton can be contacted at [email protected]