Winners of Flores MBA Corporate Communications Competition Announced

January 31, 2019

Case competition winners hold trophy

Case competition first place winners, Christopher McGehee and Christina Vassiliou, are presented with their trophy.

From left to right: Professor Luke Cashen, Director Dana Hart, Christopher McGehee, Christina Vassiliou and judge Ryan Richmond.

BATON ROUGE – The Flores MBA Program held its annual Corporate Communications Case Competition (CCC) on January 24, 2019. A team comprised of two second-year full-time students, Christopher McGehee and Christina Vassiliou, won first place and $1,250 in prize money.

Teams were comprised of pairs from the first and second year MBA classes and were given the case a week prior to prepare their strategy and presentation. Judges were picked from current business college faculty and staff, as well as program alumni and industry professionals. The case centered on Amazon entering into bricks-and-mortar and the competition was coordinated by the Flores MBA Association Professional Development Chairman Michael Lacombe.

“Our internal case competition provides a chance for students to approach a real-world business problem, and apply knowledge learned in the classroom, to achieve a creative and value-adding solution," Lacombe said, "More importantly, it promotes a culture of teamwork and communication, which are two essential skills in a modern business environment.”

When asked about their win, Vassiliou quoted, “Steve Jobs once said, ‘Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.’ Without Chris’ help and our effortless collaboration, none of this would’ve been possible.”

McGehee also stated, “This was a great competition and a great way to use what I have learned throughout my MBA. It was really fun to put all of what I’ve learned in action to try and solve a business case with my partner.”

Following graduation in May, Vassiliou has accepted a position as a Technology Assurance and Compliance Consultant for Deloitte in New York City and McGehee will begin as an Internal Audit Associate for BDO in Houston.

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