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The Kellogg team of (from left) Andry Lesmana, Matt Heintz and Bora Sekeral (right), all '16, celebrate after winning the 5th Annual Deloitte National MBA Case Competition.


5th Annual Deloitte National MBA Case Competition

Kellogg team wins $20,000 prize and top honors

By Eva Saviano

6/12/2015 - Three Kellogg students took first place in January’s Deloitte National MBA Case Competition. Sponsored by Deloitte and Deloitte Foundation, the MBA Competition tasked 15 finalist teams with solving numerous strategic challenges on behalf of Quirky, Inc., a New York City-based invention and consumer product company.

With a 10-hour time limit to produce a professional-grade presentation, Matt Heintz, Andry Lesmana and Bora Sekerel, all ’16, came together to create winning recommendations on segment selection, including a $20,000 scholarship prize and top honors. Being the first team in contest history to have three team members instead of four sweetened the victory.

“I always heard that business school changes you, but this was the moment I knew what that meant,” says Heintz. “Kellogg's focus on collaboration ensured we were ready to work efficiently and smoothly to tackle this challenge.”