University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Students Successful at the Ciber Case Challenge

Patrick Halfmann won 'Best Presenter' at the Ciber Case Challenge

Top honors for two students in the 2012 Ciber Case Challenge in Storrs, Connecticut on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  The competition brings teams of four together from different universities from around the world to compete in analyzing and presenting an international business case to judges.

Patrick Halfmann, Hope He, Giles Crelly-Byers and Ryan Little represented the School of Business Administration.  Halfmann won ‘Best Presenter’ for his division.  Hope He and his team advanced to the final round and finished 3rd overall. 

“We were invited to this competition without being a member of the consortium and I was very proud of how all four of our School of Business Administration students represented the university on their teams during the competition,” said Thomas Chittenden, Ciber Case Challenge coach.  “All the teams had 24 hours to analyze and develop a recommendation for a complex international corporate social responsibility case; this resulted in very little sleep but a great experience with many connections made to students from all over the world.”

School of Business Administration students will also participate in the Collegiate Ethics Case Competition at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.  Shanna Clement and Emily Gutman will represent the university during the three-day competition in Tucson, Arizona this week.