Four Rawls Students Win Texas ICSC Undergraduate Case Study Competition
By: Trevor Bell
A team of four Rawls College of Business students recently won the Texas International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Undergraduate Case Study Competition in Dallas. The competition pits major universities against one another in a battle of retail development knowledge that determines which undergraduate program produces students most ready to excel in the retail real estate industry.
Members of the winning Texas Tech team were Kelsey Davis (Finance), Alexandra Farrar (Finance/Real Estate), Tina Welch (Finance) and Tyler Frevert (Finance/Real Estate). Faculty advisors for the team were Professors Mike Eriksen and Paul Goebel, along with industry advisors April Webster (At Home, Dallas) and Alan Hassenflu (Fidelis Realty, Houston).
Faced with a challenging prompt, the students had to overcome various obstacles and answer several key questions asked by industry experts in order to be crowned undisputed champion of the Texas ICSC's collegiate case study competition. As the winning team, each team member shared a first prize of $6,000. Texas A&M's team was second, with SMU's team placing third. Other teams competing were UT Austin, UT Dallas, UT El Paso, TCU, and the University of North Texas.
(L to R) Professor Mike Eriksen, Alexandra Farrar, Tina Welch, Chancellor Robert L. Duncan, Kelsey Davis, Tyler Frevert, and Professor Paul GoebelThis supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.