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M.B.A. team finishes third in competition

For the third consecutive year, Terry College of Business M.B.A. students finished among the top three teams in the National Black  M.B.A. Association ­National Student Case Competition.

Deirdra Glover, Hakeem Rufai and Tiffane Thompson-all second-year students in the UGA’s M.B.A. program-finished in third place out of a field of nearly 30 teams, netting the team $9,000 in scholarship money and two trophies (one for reaching the semifinals and the other for making the finals).

Sponsored by the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, the competition included some of the most highly ranked business schools in the country including MIT, Northwestern, Virginia, Emory, Texas, North Carolina and Purdue. After the first round of presentations, six teams were chosen as finalists: Columbia University, Hampton University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) and the UGA team.

First place was awarded to the University of Stellenbosch team, and second place went to the Hampton University team.

“We are very proud of our team and grateful for all the faculty members and staff who provided them with support, feedback and advice,” said Anne ­Cooper, assistant director of Terry’s M.B.A. Program.