Points of Pride

First Business Analytics Competition

Business Analytics Competition 2022 Students, Faculty, Judges

In October of 2022, the Monte Ahuja College of Business hosted the first Business Analytics Competition, made possible by a gift from Redwood Living. Open to only Cleveland State students of all disciplines, students could participate as individuals or form a team of up to 4 students.

Drs. Ashutosh Patil (Marketing Department) and Pedro Cesar Lopes Gerum (Operations & Supply Chain Management Department) facilitated the month-long competition. The competition consisted of two phases. In Phase One, the written memo phase, students were required to submit a memo describing the analysis and recommended solution to the problem given. Phase Two was an oral presentation of no more than 10 minutes in which students presented to a team of judges on Friday, October 28th.

Judges were:
  • Andrew Balazs, Manager of Data Centers and Disaster Recovery, University Hospitals
  • Tom O'Malley, Senior Vice President, Huntington Bank
  • Jeff Pecon, Senior Applications, Oracle
  • Joseph Yusko, Vice President of Financial Planning Analysis, Redwood Living
The winning teams were:

First Place - Team B: Gagan Bansal, Jubin Jacob Varughese Lnu, Nitin Matthew and Aditya Rukadikar

Business Analytics Competition 2022 - First Place Team

Tied for Second Place - Team E: Sandra Dunlay, Scott Corsi and Team F: Rushik Bandodkar, Kenneth Dugger

Business Analytics Competition 2022 - Second Place Teams

Third Place - Team C: Konrad Dolega

Business Analytics Competition 2022 - Third Place Team - Konrad Dolega

    Students that also participated included: