The SEC MBA Case Competition began in 2013 and is a graduate student contest that
provides opportunities for SEC business schools to showcase their students’ skills
at solving simulated, real-world problems. Teams of four students are given a case
and are expected to present their solution strategy within 24 hours to a judging panel
of corporate executives and academicians.
“The Flores MBA Program at LSU is thrilled to host the 2018 SEC MBA Case Competition,”
said Dana Hart, director of the LSU Flores MBA Program “This is a live case competition
in which students demonstrate how their MBA education has prepared them to solve challenges
in the real world. We look forward to welcoming the outstanding students and colleagues
from the other SEC institutions. It’s truly an amazing event each year.”
The University of Florida won the first three SEC competitions in 2013, 2014 and 2015,
followed by the University of Alabama in 2016 and the University of Georgia in 2017.
“The SEC MBA Case Competition is one of the several academically-focused initiatives
supported by the SEC,” said Dr. Torie A. Johnson, SECU Executive Director. “Our conference
has incredibly bright and enterprising students, and we are pleased to be able to
encourage their growth and development in such a hands-on manner.”
For the 2018 SEC MBA Case Competition, the 14 teams will be divided into four divisions
and will spend up to 24 hours analyzing the problem presented by Raising Cane’s Chicken
Fingers executives, coming up with a strategy and presenting their solutions to a
panel of judges. The winners from each division will face off in the final round.
The overall winning team receives a traveling trophy and a $10,000 award. Awards are
also given to second place ($6,000), third place ($3,000) and fourth place ($1,000).
There are also $250 awards for individual winners in the best presenter and best question-and-answer
About the Southeastern Conference
The Southeastern Conference sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education
programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its 14 member
universities. The SEC also provides online and social media platforms to showcase
achievements of these individuals on regional, national and international levels.
About the 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 our home page
or call 225-578-8867.
Contact: Bridget Conrad