MBAs Take Second Place in Whitman Competition

From left: Anthony LaRosa, MBA ’12; Nick Notarius, MBA ’13; Whitman Associate Dean Don Harter, Christopher Maugans, JD/MBA ’13 and Todd Carter, MBA ’13.

Release Date: April 4, 2012 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A team of four MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management captured second place and $1,250 in the annual Whitman Case Competition at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.

Todd Carter, MBA ’13, of Troy, Ohio, Anthony LaRosa, MBA ’12, of Rochester, Christopher Maugans, JD/MBA ’13, of Tonawanda, and Nick Notarius, MBA ’13, of Clarence, were the members of the team.

Twenty-one teams from MBA programs across New York State, including Cornell University, Syracuse University and the University of Rochester, entered the competition, sponsored by the Whitman Graduate Student Organization.

The UB School of Management team was selected as one of eight finalists to present their analysis and recommendations on March 23 in Syracuse.

Competitors analyzed a business case about Pendleton Woolen Mills, a wool apparel company that faced strategic decisions on repositioning its brand to younger consumers and what distribution channels to focus on in the future.

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