A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Students Win UCR Organizational Behavior Case Competition

The winners competed against 59 other teams to take the title
By Laurie McLaughlin |

Over the course of two weeks in November and December, 60 teams across the upper-division Organizational Behavior course sections competed in a case competition. The final presentations were made on Dec. 7 before a panel of guest judges, who selected the winning team.

Kyle Ingram, faculty
Kyle Ingram, assistant professor of teaching in management

“Each team was responsible for diagnosing issues and providing solutions for a real organization using course-related concepts covered throughout the quarter,” says Assistant Professor of Teaching in Management Kyle Ingram, the instructor for the course.

Teaching assistants select the top team from of their discussion sections to compete in the final, and the winners were the Section 24 team: Stephanie Chen ’25, Delores Lopez Hernandez ’25, Grant Moreno ’25, Bennett Watson ’24, Emiliano Villegas ’25, and Theodore Yun ’24. Their teaching assistant was Samantha Ruiz ’24 MBA.

Among the guest judges was 2023-2024 School of Business Executive Fellow Tim Wiseman ’83. “Tim started the quarter with a fantastic guest lecture and kindly agreed to serve as a judge for the course finale,” says Ingram. “Before announcing the winner, Tim provided constructive feedback to all of the finalists.”

The other guest judges were previous case competition winners Carlos Diaz ’23 and Cade Rubalcaba ’24; Snigdha Ojha ’24 MBA; and School of Business Associate Director of Development Gwen Thibeaux.


Executive Fellow Tim Wiseman (center-right) served as coach and judge during the Organizational Behavior case competition



Header image: Tim Wiseman (left) and Professor Ingram (second from the right) with the winning team in the Organizational Behavior case competition