TCU to Host PepsiCo MBA Invitational Case Competition

On September 18 and 19, the best and brightest MBA students from top b-schools across the country will gather at TCU to compete in the PepsiCo MBA Invitational Case Competition. MBA programs invited to participate received a personal invitation from Mr. Al Carey, CEO of Pepsi Americas.

“The first-ever PepsiCo Invitational MBA Case Competition will have first-year Neeley MBAs collaborating on mixed teams with other first-year MBAs from top MBA programs, including the few MBA programs where PepsiCo recruits its talent for 2016 internships,” says Ed Riefenstahl, MBA Director of Experiential Learning.

Case competitions are just one of the many ways TCU’s MBA students are able to participate in experiential learning by focusing on live projects for corporate clients. These opportunities can transform a student’s résumé and show recruiters from top companies that the student has the experience and skills necessary for a job within the company.

The PepsiCo MBA Invitational Case Competition is the first of what will become an annual event backed by PepsiCo and Frito-Lay. At the competition, 10 teams of four first-year, full-time MBA students will compete against each other for $15,000 in prize money. The grand prize winners will take home $7,000; second place will win $5,000; and third place will go home with $3,000.

The timing of this case competition coincides with PepsiCo's recruitment schedule for potential summer 2016 internships. Judges for the event include Mr. Tom Greco, CEO of Frito-Lay, as well as senior executives from PepsiCo, Boston Consulting Group and KPMG Advisory.

The PepsiCo MBA Invitational Case Competition gets underway Friday, September 18, with a welcome dinner and cocktail reception with senior PepsiCo finance and marketing executives. The competition will take place on the TCU campus on Saturday, September 19, with an awards dinner to follow at the world-famous Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant in Fort Worth.

Case competitions like this one provide students the opportunity to participate in experiential learning projects and help rank the Neeley School of Business among the top MBA programs in the country.

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