Bloomsburg University International Business Students Claim Top Honors at Competition

For Immediate Release

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Relations

Bloomsburg University International Business Students Claim Top Honors at Competition 

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Global Business Association took first place at the 2021 University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) International Business Case Competition, held virtually in March.  

BU’s international business students, Carolyn Benner, Glenn Klinger, Maranda Plunkett, and Patrick Dorsey, presented on the Case Study, “H-J: Sourcing Non-Ferrous Metals from China to U.S.,” which was sponsored by H-J Family of Companies. The company is seeking a plan to diversify and mitigate possible business risks associated with supply of copper and brass metal components to the U.S. BU international business students provided a thorough strategic analysis and recommended strategic actions for the company.  

“The competition judges were impressed with the quality of the solutions, the depth of the analysis, and the professionalism exhibited by the team,” said professor Lam Nguyen, the team’s adviser and chair of the Department of Management and International Business. “The CUIBE IB Case Competition is extremely competitive and BU’s team placed ahead of all of other competing schools is a testament to the high-quality international business major program that we are offering to our students. I am proud of our students' dedication, hard work, and accomplishments. I want to also commend associate professor Wai Kwan (Elaine) Lau who is also coaching the team with me.” 

Bloomsburg scored higher than teams from Michigan State University, Temple University, University of Oklahoma, Washington University in St. Louis, and five others to claim the top honor. 

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