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CBA Students Take Second Place in Business Strategy Challenge at Georgetown
Northeastern University, March 2, 2011
Northeastern University’s College of Business team landed in second place, among McGill, Michigan, and Georgetown, at the annual Business Strategy Challenge at Georgetown University this February 24-26. Besting New York University in their bracket, the students are coached by Professor Ray Kinnunen. Watch for the team to compete again in March at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Pitching the Perfect Plan
news@Northeastern, February 11, 2011
Northeastern University’s Huntington Management Consulting (NUHMC), took first place at The Marketing Summit held at Wake Forest University, February 3–5. The students — Greg Milne, Chris Rossignol, Andrew Rothbaum and Rani Pimentel — bested undergraduate teams from five other institutions in developing a marketing plan for global lifestyle brand Nautica, and captured the $10,000 top prize.

Northeastern University Places First in the 21st Annual Marketing Summit
Wake Forest University Schools of Business, February 7, 2011
Recently, Wake Forest University Schools of Business hosted the 21st Annual Marketing Summit. A team of students from Northeastern University College of Business Administration won first place in the undergraduate case competition, which focused on VF Corporation's Nautica brand. The team took home a $10,000 cash prize and the newly unveiled BB&T Lighthouse Trophy. Members of the winning undergraduate case team were: Rani Pimentel, Andrew Rothbaum, Christopher Rossignol and Gregory Milne. Judges were impressed by the teams' commitment to corporate responsibility.
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Students From Around the World to Compete for $103,000 in Prize Money at the 21st Annual Marketing Summit
The Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2011
Wake Forest University Schools of Business hosted the 21st Annual Marketing Summit on Feb. 3, featuring a case study competition sponsored by VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel. Eight MBA teams and six undergraduate teams were selected from a record number of 126 applicants, including 13 applications from international universities. Northeastern University's undergraduate team was tasked with the development of recommendations for Nautica, one of VF Corporation's Sportswear coalition brands. Northeastern University's case competition team was awarded the top prize.
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Northeastern University hosts the first International Business Case Competition in partnership with the Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education
Northeastern University, November 24, 2010
Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration hosts the first International Business Case Competition held by Northeastern University and the Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE). The NU-CUIBE International Business Case Competition brought together students and advisors committed to international business education for three days of exchanging ideas. The culminating event was the analysis and presentation of the international business case, “SZLN: Acquiring PEM,” by sixty students from fifteen teams with an audience of judges from Boston area businesses who chose the top four teams. 

Northeastern University #1 in Stockholm 
SSE Today, January 1, 2009
A team of undergraduate students from Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration took first place in the 2009 Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) International Case Competition. Northeastern competed against teams from 11 leading international business schools, including the London School of Economics, New York University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and SSE. 
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Beanpot Benefits Get Wider Distribution
The Northeastern Voice, May 14, 2008 
Riding high on years of victories in Boston’s annual Business School Beanpot Case Analysis competition, Ray Kinnunen — “Coach K” to his students — is hoping to roll out his winning formula to a larger group of budding business gurus. About 10 students are selected by Kinnunen every year to compete in two teams in the Business Beanpot, the competition that has yielded victories for Northeastern students against highly trained competitors for 10 out of its 12 years. Many alumni describe their participation as “life changing.” Now, Kinnunen, an associate professor of international business and strategy, hopes to tap greater numbers of students — as many as 60 a year —to participate in the newly created Internal Business Case Competition. 

Northeastern University Continues Beanpot Dominance 
Northeastern University, February 28, 2006 
Northeastern University continued its tradition of bringing home the Business Beanpot in an all-day competition held this past Saturday at Boston University. Northeastern’s team of Laurie Aquilante, Kevin Coakley, Adam Heath, Arnauld Jean-Jacques, Samuel Klar, Rachel Schaffer, Alex Shaner, Ari Strait , Katherine Toy and Jennifer Tullo bested business students from Boston University, Bentley College, Babson College and Suffolk University. This marks the eighth time in ten years of competition that Northeastern has captured first place. 

Both Northeastern University Teams Score Big in Beanpot 
The Journal of New England Technology, March 10, 2003 
For the fifth time in seven years, a team of business-savvy Northeastern University undergraduates has claimed top prize in the annual B-School Beanpot Case Analysis Competition at Boston University. "We are the only team that has made the finals every year," said Raymond Kinnunen, associate professor of general management and coach of Northeastern's Beanpot team. Northeastern's first-place team walked away from the competition with the B-School Beanpot trophy and a check for $2,000. Further proving their domination of this competition, the other team from Northeastern placed fourth and won $250. Winning team members said the competition was exciting and good preparation for their futures.
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