From April 10-13, a team of Eller undergraduate students majoring in Management Information Systems (MIS) travelled to Minneapolis for CoMIS 2019 and took second place out of 18 competing teams from around the world. CoMIS is an international undergraduate MIS case competition, hosted by the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
The team was comprised of seniors Drew Fabian ’19 and Richie Foitik ’19 and juniors Madison Stidham ’19 and Kaeli Otto ’20 (alternate). The four were coached by Matt Hashim, assistant professor of MIS, who accompanied the team to the competition.
The case was related to innovative solutions to authentication and related cyber security challenges for the case sponsor US Bank. Each team received the case materials exactly 24 hours before their presentation was due, and once they received the case, the competitors were sequestered by themselves to prepare their solution without the help of anyone else.
“We’re grateful to the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota for providing this uniquely challenging opportunity for our students,” says Hashim. “They did a fantastic job representing our university, the Eller College, and our department.”
CoMIS 2019 marks the ninth year of the conference.