University of Arizona Students Square Off Against Regional Competitors in IT Case Competition Sponsored by CA, Inc.
Winning student team to participate in the International Case Competition on the Strategic Value of IT Management at CA World 2010 in Las Vegas
TUCSON, Ariz., November 9, 2009 – CA, Inc. and the University of Arizona will hold a Regional Case Competition on Thursday and Friday, November 12 - 13, 2009, at the University of Arizona campus. The winning student team will be invited to compete against teams from around the world at the second International Case Competition on the Strategic Value of IT Management, held in conjunction with CA’s user conference, CA World 2010 in Las Vegas, May 15-17, 2010.
Bringing together students from leading Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Management Information Systems (MS-MIS) programs from regional universities, the competition will challenge students to evaluate and demonstrate the strategic value of IT management to contribute to the success of organizations. Prior to arriving at the competition venue, the teams will be provided with a case study of a company that is in the throes of change. They research and evaluate the organization’s challenges, and give recommendations on how to adapt and align technology to better support the changing business environment.
Each team is comprised of three graduate students, with at least one student pursuing a degree in information technology (IT) or information systems.
Regional Case Competition will determine one finalist team to participate at the second International Case Competition on the Strategic Value of IT Management, which will be held in conjunction with CA’s user conference, CA World 2010 in Las Vegas. Teams from the following universities are registered for the Regional Case Competition: Oklahoma University, Texas A&M University, University of Arizona,and University of Texas at Dallas.
The International Case Competition on the Strategic Value of IT Management brings together students from business and information technology disciplines to demonstrate and evaluate the strategic value of IT management for an organization. This competition is sponsored by CA, the School of Business Administration at Oakland University, Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, and Indiana University.
- Thursday, November 12 – Kick-off Reception, 6:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 13 – Case Competition 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
University of Arizona campus, McClelland Hall 208
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Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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