Charlton MBA students competing in ‘The Economist’ investment case study competition

Three MBA students analyze long-term investment strategy of Amazon vs. Walmart

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Left to Right: Junaid Ahmed, Taylor Ternullo, and Olawale Olaleye

Three students pursuing their MBAs at UMass Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business are competing against peers representing more than 20 business schools from around the globe, in an investment case study competition. The competition, organized by The Economist and sponsored by finance video platform Real Vision, asks students to choose Walmart or Amazon stock to invest in if they couldn’t sell it for a decade. Each competing school produced a detailed analysis and five­ minute video to support their investment thesis.

UMass Dartmouth MBA students competing in the Real Vision Investment Case Study include Taylor Ternullo (Healthcare Management) of Assonet, MA; Olawale Olaleye (Healthcare Management) of Nigeria; and Junaid Ahmed (Supply Chain and Management Information Systems) of Pakistan. The group was advised by Accounting & Finance Associate Professor Jia Wu.

To view and vote for the UMass Dartmouth team’s video and full presentation, click here.

The top five videos will be aired on Real Vision and from those five finalists three winning teams will be selected. In addition, a People’s Choice prize will be awarded to the team garnering the most votes from visitors to The Economist website. The winning team will receive $10,000, a trophy from The Economist and a special showcase on Real Vision.

UMass Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business MBA options include a 30 credit MBA, 4+1 Bachelor’s MBA, online option, and a Juris Doctor Joint Degree program. The Charlton College of Business has also been named to The Princeton Review's 2015 edition of its Best 296 Business Schools. The new Charlton Learning Pavilion—to open in fall 2016—will add classrooms, meeting spaces, and technology enhancements. The construction of the 22,000 sq ft expansion is well underway and can be viewed via webcam.


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