Team “U Can Finish” won the UCF College of Business Administration’s Great Capstone Case Competition, sponsored by CVS Caremark. The competition is a part of the college’s Capstone course and is designed to help business students strengthen their analytic, communication, presentation and teamwork skills beyond the classroom by developing strategic recommendations for real-world business issues.
“This was a great team. They performed very strongly all semester, demonstrating astute business acumen as well as strong teamwork skills. This team worked very hard to bring a great recommendation to the competition but managed to stay humble right to the very end.” said instructor Leslie Connell.
The competition included teams comprised of all the students in the Summer Capstone course. Twelve teams made it to the semifinals, with four advancing to the final round. Here are the results.
First Place: U Can Finish
Second Place: Solutions, Inc.
Third Place: Rx Innovations
Fourth Place: Top of the Knight
Competition judges included:
“Some people may question the quality of recommendations provided by undergraduate students…One of the teams that didn’t even make the finals saw their idea implemented by CVS Caremark the following business day,” said Christopher Leo, ’05 & ’11, Capstone instructor. “This kind of thing is not uncommon. Our students are equipped to formulate real strategic recommendations for real companies in a complex and difficult marketplace.”
Established in 1968, the UCF College of Business Administration offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and executive levels. All programs, as well as the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting are accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The college provides high-quality academic programs designed to give students a competitive advantage in the world of business now and in the future. As such, the college establishes partnerships with some of the nation’s most innovative leaders to model new and best practices that harness evolving technology. In addition, the college promotes a unique culture of engagement, risk-taking, cross-disciplinary collaboration and data-driven decision making in an effort to ensure students are well prepared to enter a dynamic marketplace.