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Four students place second in business case competition

Four Muskingum University students placed second in the 2013 Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition, held recently as part of this year’s McDonough Leadership Conference at Marietta College.

Competing for Muskingum were seniors M. Deven Cruikshank, who will graduate in December; and Itunu Dacosta, Amber Hockman and Nate Spain, who will graduate in May.  As a team, they were challenged to analyze a financial services case study and present their solutions to conference attendees and a panel of judges.

The case they studied  involved Peoples Bank and how it should deploy excess capital. The students had to analyze current industry trends and financial statements for Peoples, as well as other banks.  The panel of judges was comprised of Peoples executives with differing viewpoints regarding what to do with excess capital.

The students’ advisor is Instructor of Business Kristine C. Pray. 

The McDonough Leadership Center at Marietta College, and its annual conference,  focus on the importance of leadership studies as a way of preparing its students for a life of purpose and engagement in the spirit of intellectual exploration, scholarship, self-reflection and personal leadership development.