Four students place second in business case competition
Four Muskingum University students placed second
in the 2013 Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition, held
recently as part of this year’s McDonough Leadership Conference at
Competing for Muskingum were seniors M. Deven
Cruikshank, who will graduate in December; and Itunu Dacosta, Amber
Hockman and Nate Spain, who will graduate in May. As a team, they were
challenged to analyze a financial services case study and present their
solutions to conference attendees and a panel of judges.
The case they studied involved Peoples Bank and
how it should deploy excess capital. The students had to analyze current
industry trends and financial statements for Peoples, as well as other
banks. The panel of judges was comprised of Peoples executives with
differing viewpoints regarding what to do with excess capital.
The students’ advisor is Instructor of Business Kristine C. Pray.
The McDonough Leadership Center at Marietta
College, and its annual conference, focus on the importance of
leadership studies as a way of preparing its students for a life of
purpose and engagement in the spirit of intellectual exploration,
scholarship, self-reflection and personal leadership development.