Team Competitions

Take your concepts from development to market

Business Plan and Case Competition scope

MBA students at the University of Kentucky will have the opportunity to participate in various competitions such as business plan and business concept competitions as well as case competitions. This is a premier extracurricular opportunity to compete among the best MBA students from across the region at top-level competitions.

Team Competition highlights:

  • Learn successful presentation techniques and strategic thinking skills
  • Gain valuable business preparation advice from leading entrepreneurs and researchers 
  • Network with local and regional entrepreneurs who judge competitions 
  • Many competitions award prize money to winning teams

2021 SEC MBA Case Competition - 3rd Place

The UK MBA case competition team of Emilee OlsenHeather PittsLuke Fish and Kelly Swanson placed 3rd at the 8th Annual SECU MBA Case Competition. This competition was held virtually and Auburn University's Harbert College of Business was the host school. This year's sponsor and business case was presented by Aflac.

2019 SEC MBA Case Competition - 2nd Place

The UK MBA case competition team Alexander Wilken, Jason Scarpa, Erika Penrose and Williams Sanders IV placed 2nd at the 7th Annual SECU MBA Case Competition 2019. This competition, held at the University of Tennessee's Haslam College of Business, provided an opportunity for SEC business schools to showcase their students’ skills at solving simulated or real-world problems. The competition's sponsor and business case was presented by FedEx.

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2017 Alltech Innovation Competition - 1st Prize

The University of Kentucky MBA shared top prize in the Alltech Innovation Competition 2017, winning $10,000. The UK graduate team included Fletcher Young and Zach Yonts with their venture Stillage Solutions. By using leftover stillage from the brewing and distilling process to produce activated carbon, the team hopes to develop a low-cost, high-quality and more environmentally friendly activated carbon product than what is currently developed using coal, coconut shells and wood.

MBA Case Competition Team

If you're interested in learning more, please contact:

Karl Gustafson
MBA Academic Director, Lecturer and Project Connect Leader
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.323.4134 (office) |