Southeast Missouri State students finish fifth in NIBS Worldwide Case Competition

Southeast Missouri State students finish fifth in NIBS Worldwide Case Competition
Southeast business students compete in the Case Competition Championship. (Source: Southeast Missouri State University)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A team of Southeast Missouri State University business students finished fifth in the Championship Round of the 2019 Network of International Business Schools Worldwide Case Competition.

The event took place February 17-22 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The team was one of only 16 out of 90 teams to advance from the qualifying round to the finals.

You can click here for information about the team and the competition.

The team went 3-1 losing only to the eventual competition winner, the University of Guelph-Humber, Canada, in a close 5-6 head-to-head contest.

For the second straight year, the university finished first in its four-team pairing, tying for the most points through the group stage.

“We convincingly won these first three matches, the students made excellent presentations,” said Dr. Willie Redmond, professor of economics, director of Southeast’s International Business Programs, team coach and advisor.

In the initial group stage, Southeast beat London (UK) South Bank University 7-4, Rotterdam (Netherlands) University of Applied Science 6.5-4.5, and University College Leuven Limburg (Belgium) 7-4.

In addition, Southeast student Cooper Rentfro won an individual award of the week for overall “Best Presenter.”

Members of the 2019 Southeast team are Caleb Heisserer, a senior finance major from Cape Girardeau; Michael Keusenkothen, a senior finance major from St. Louis; Michelle Pulliam, a junior international business major from St. Peters, Missouri; and Cooper Rentfro, a senior finance major from Dallas, Texas.

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