Flores MBA Students Have Strong Showing at Case Competition

Left to right: Parker Cramer, Steven Goyne, Lauren Breaux, and Sayre Phinney

Left to right: Parker Cramer, Steven Goyne, Lauren Breaux, and Sayre Phinney

February 2, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Flores MBA Program’s team of Parker Cramer, Steven Goyne, Lauren Breaux and Sayre Phinney finished fourth at the Katz Invitational Case Competition at the University of Pittsburgh, besting schools like the University of Notre Dame, Penn State University and Carnegie Mellon University.

In addition, Goyne, a second-year Flores MBA student, won the Murthy Best Presenter Award for best delivery out of all teams.“This is a testament to our students’ ability to present and engage with any audience, on any stage,” said Dana Hart, director of the Flores MBA Program. “Although we certainly hoped for a higher finish, we’re so incredibly proud of what these students accomplished.”

Only the University of Florida, University of Pittsburgh and Baylor University finished higher than LSU, respectively.

The Katz Invitational Case Competition is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and designed to showcase the skills and talents of students. They are given a multi-dimensional case that focuses on a current issue within the energy industry and is designed to test the teams’ ability to collaborate on different business disciplines.

About the LSU Flores MBA Program
The mission of the LSU Flores MBA Program is to remain competitive in the national and regional markets, while fostering learning, leadership and networking in a global business environment. Full-time, professional, executive and online tracks are offered and provide schedule flexibility for those wishing to pursue their MBA from a nationally recognized program. For more information, visit the Flores MBA Program home page or call 225-578-8867.

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business
225-578-7833