Student Awards and Competitions

Our student organizations compete in national competitions.

Our student's efforts outside the classroom have earned UM-Dearborn organizations multiple honors in national competitions.

Association for Information Systems International Competition

Association for Information Systems International Competition

16 students from the UM-Dearborn Information Technology Management (ITM) Club participated in the 2016 Association for Information Systems International Competition April 1-3.

Associated with the competition was also a leadership conference that included workshops and opportunities for students to network with other students, professors, and corporate representatives. The ITM Club placed in three of the five competitions:

2nd place:  Video Competition (see below)
4th place:  Security Competition
6th place:  Merck Analytics Challenge

4th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition

4th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition

The UM-Dearborn Supply Chain Association (SCA) chapter participated in the 4th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition March 30-April 2.

The competition brought together sixteen of the top undergraduate supply chain and operations programs in the country. Teams of four undergraduate students competed in a 24-hour business case and made presentations to a panel of judges consisting of business professionals. The event provided a unique learning opportunity for undergraduate students while raising awareness of the areas of supply chain and operations as both a field of study and as a potential career path.

AMA recognized at Collegiate Case Competition and National Conference

The UM-Dearborn AMA Chapter received commendable recognition at the AMA Collegiate Case Competition January 29. The competition was a yearlong event that brought together top marketing students across the nation to create a marketing campaign for Ice Breaker Chews. The chapter also attended the national conference on March 17 in New Orleans where they received an award for exemplary collegiate performance with outstanding chapter planning and fundraising. In addition, two members placed in the top 15 for the Marketing Strategy Competition in which 98 schools competed, and the chapter received an honorable mention for their case competition. 

FEI Detroit Academic Night Awards

FEI Detroit Academic Night Awards

Matthew Piotrowski and Ryan Koscielny were both recognized by Financial Executives International (FEI) Detroit Chapter as outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in Southeastern Michigan. 

Supply Chain Students Place 3rd in Regional Competition

A team of five College of Business graduate students took third place at the Great Lakes APICS competition held in Chicago February 20-21, 2015.  APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management.  

Dr. Yi-Su Chen, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, helped the student team prepare for the competition. The students were asked to create a supply chain strategy for the fictional company Beautiful Bags, which manufactures purses in both China and the US.  The challenge was to create a supply chain strategy that would lead to optimal sourcing, given that some of its products are mature products with predicable demand, while others are new products with unpredictable demand.  The students applied skills learned in their Operations Management courses, including Economic Order Quantity (EOQ).  

The team included four students in the MS-Supply Chain program, Jennifer Dhanapal, Marily Martinez Salazar, Vasanth Jayaraman, and Balaji Panneerselvam.  It also included one student in the MBA program who is concentrating in Supply Chain Management, Paul Stevens.  The team was awarded a $1000 cash prize.

The competition involved teams from 25 schools in the Great Lakes region, including Purdue University, Indiana University, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Business Analytics Students and Faculty Member Recognized for Best Paper

Prof. Edward Williams and a group of three College of Business graduate students won an award for the best case study paper at the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society conference held in Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2015.

The students, Jared Gruber, Renee Smiddy and Jeffrey Watson, are each in the MS-Business Analytics program.  Their paper, entitled "Simulation Helps Local Grocery Store Compete Effectively Against Large Chains," was an extension of their course team project in Prof. Williams' course in System Simulation (Decision Sciences 632) in Winter 2014.