Eller Students Take 2nd Place At National Moot Corp. Competition
May 7, 2002
Students from The University of Arizona's Eller College of Business and Public Administration took second place in the Murphree Challenge of the MOOT Corp Business Plans Competition at the University of Texas, May 1-4, 2002. The Murphee Challenge is comprised of teams with the highest points by the end of the competition. This is The University of Arizona's best performance in the 15 year history of MOOT Corp.
The second place finisher, Pyramid Block, also won the graduate division of UA's Berger Entrepreneurship Program business plans competition in April. Jeff Hursh and James Butler's plan showcases a mortarless concrete block for use in commercial and residential buildings.
Moot Corp is the final business plans competition of the year and includes the winners of all of the various competitions throughout the world. Teams from 30 universities participated from the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Among the American participants were teams from the University of Chicago, Michigan, Wisconsin, Texas, and Georgia.
Only The University of Arizona qualified two teams for Moot Corp, Super Servicio by Curtis Whetten, Layne Stolworthy, and Alp Gurun (a plan to develop U.S. style truck stops along the US Mexican border where none now exist) and Pyramid Block. Both teams plan to launch their ventures this summer.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #12 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College leads the nation’s business schools in generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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