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UC Students are Among Winners in Early Leaders Business Competition

Simon Business School at the University of Rochester welcomed 50 of the brightest business minds in the country, Ursinus students among them.

The Early Leaders Case competition brought together undergraduate students from 17 colleges and universities across the country to compete in a a business case competition designed to stimulate decisions faced by global business leaders. 

This is the ninth straight year that an Usinus student has been a member of the first place team. Phillip Gianolio-Falk shared in the $5,000 team prize, said faculty mentor Carol Cirka.

Keith Larkin was on the third place team. Other Ursinus team members were Stephanie Seabra, Steve Caplan, Youssef Boussen and Tom Kozior.

The students worked on a Taco Bell case providing direction on the company’s future marketing and business strategy.

The Simon Business School at the University of Rochester has a Direct Admission Partnership (DAP) relationship with Ursinus College. Ursinus students who wish to pursue their graduate business studies immediately following graduation can apply to the Simon School and receive benefits including a waived application fee, special merit scholarship consideration, and priority admission consideration.