Business undergraduate students Laura Chapman, Ashley Hill, Quan Vu, Fernando Francia, and Trevin Peterson were among the finalists in Boston’s B-School Beanpot Competition, the prestigious undergraduate case competition in Boston.

Professor John McCoy, coach of the Suffolk team said, "I was fortunate to have the opportunity to coach the two Business
School teams who competed in the Competition. One thing that really struck me about this group of students was their passion for Suffolk. They are all highly dedicated, fiercely competitive, and we are proud to have them represent Suffolk in this Competition."

The annual competition is organized by the B-School Beanpot Organization, an organization made up of 12 undergraduate students at Boston University’s School of Management. Since its founding in 1996, the competition has brought together the brightest students from Boston’s top business schools to battle it out against each other for prize money and the coveted Beanpot Trophy.

Suffolk University joined student teams from Babson College, Bentley University, Boston University, Bryant University, Merrimack
College, Northeastern University, and the University of Massachusetts Boston, each University sent two student teams each to participate in this 12-hour competition. These sixteen student teams acted as consultants, crafting a complete written case analysis that was reviewed and then presented to judges in round one. Only four teams were selected as finalists. These teams then moved on into the final round where they had the honor of presenting their analysis to a panel of 12 judges and in front of the media, guests, and all the other competitors.

The 2009 B-School Beanpot corporate sponsors were Ernst and Young, Thermo Fisher, Stratx, The Hanover Insurance Group, Bank of America, and Microsoft.

For more information about this event, visit http://www.bschoolbeanpot.com/.