Harrison resident wins Prudential Business Case Competition
Business solutions can seem like a dime a dozen, but finding the right one to bring profitability to your company can seem daunting. Solving a major problem can seem even worse. This wasn't the case for a team from the Montclair State University Business School recently. A recent competition there brought out the best of their students' business savvy, including Harrison's own Gina Davies. Davies was a part of a team of four students that won a $2,500 prize in a competition held by Prudential Bank.
Davies, an alumni of Harrison High School, studied Business Administration at Montclair State University before graduating with her Bachelor's Degree in 2002. She then turned her attention to the corporate world for a couple of years and then decided to go back for her Master's. She toiled away, studying at night while working full time and completed the M.B.A. program at Montclair State this Spring.
Before graduating with her M.B.A. in Marketing and Management Information Systems, she first put her business prowess to use as part of the team that won the Prudential Case Competition in May. The objective of the competition was to analyze a problem and find a solution. In this case, it was a controversy over an athletic clothing supplier to a major university. Three teams of finalists presented their solutions to judges after being narrowed down from a field of 16 first-round teams. The competition, open to all MBA students, held its first round on April 12 and April 13, with the final round being held on April 27. Prizes were also given to the second and third place winners, who won $1,500 and $1000 respectively. Davies plans on bringing that success with her into the corporate world, where she hopes to work as the CEO of a major corporation one day. Says Davies of the win: "It was an amazing experience and gratifying achievement to top off an arduous, but extremely rewarding, journey towards earning my M.B.A. degree."