PepsiCo Announcement

MBA Students Across the Country Come to TCU for PepsiCo Case Competition Oct. 27-28

Eight teams of students, each team member from a different school, will put their best MBA skills to the test for PepsiCo judges.

October 23,  2017

By Elaine Cole

MBA students from 14 top universities are coming to TCU Neeley this week to compete for $15,000 in total cash prizes in a case competition judged by key PepsiCo executives. 

The competition not only tests their ability to come up with executable ideas and present those ideas to executives, but also tests their ability to work with a team of strangers under pressure. 

Each four-person team will consist of students from four different schools, randomly assigned and announced Friday night before the competition. The teams will receive the case Saturday morning, work quickly with their teammates, and then present their solutions to PepsiCo executives Saturday afternoon. Winners will be announced at an awards dinner Saturday evening. 

This is the third year for the competition, made possible by a partnership between the TCU Neeley School of Business and PepsiCo.

Participating schools are:

Columbia University/Columbia Business School
Rice University/Jones Graduate School of Business
Ohio State University/Fisher College of Business
Southern Methodist University/Cox School of Business
Texas A&M University/Mays School of Business
Texas Christian University/Neeley School of Business
University of Illinois/College of Business
University of Iowa/Tippie College of Business
University of Maryland/Smith School of Business
University of Notre Dame/Mendoza College of Business
University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School of Business
University of Washington/Foster School of Business
Vanderbilt University/Owen Graduate School of Management
Washington University in St. Louis/Olin Business School

Winners will be announced on the TCU Neeley website, www.neeley.tcu.edu, Monday, October 30.
For more information about the case competition: http://neeley.tcu.edu/pepsicombacase.