The winning team of Foster undergrads at the SDSU International Case Competition, held in person in sunny San Diego this fall.

Competition Tested

Foster student teams shine at case competitions all over the virtual map


1st place – Boeing Northwest Business Case Competition, mitigating a large-scale disruption to Boeing’s regional supply chain in East Asia after a Japanese volcanic eruption.

Foster’s National Diversity Case Competition team.

1st place – Salesforce National Conversation Design Chatbot Competition, creating the Husky Helper, designed to assist students and parents with the back-to-campus transition.

1st place – National Women’s Business Case Competition, formulating a comprehensive marketing and supply chain strategy for a new Apple product.

1st place – SDSU International Case Competition, advising a PPE safety footwear maker on a more sustainable business model.

2nd place – the National Diversity Case Competition, designing a 3M scaffolding program introducing diverse, low-income K-12 students to STEM curriculum, experiences and professional mentors.

Finalist – Carolina Case Challenge, strategizing a plan for the Biltmore Winery to enter the spirits market.


1st place – She Counts Finance Case Competition, proposing how to market AT&T’s 5G network to Millennials and Gen-Zs.

Champions of the Ace the Case Global Business Challenge.

1st place – Ace the Case Global Business Challenge, formulating a strategy to help a Mexican 3D printing company recover revenue lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1st place – MBA Challenge For Charity (C4C), raising more money and logging more volunteer hours for nonprofits than all other west coast b-schools.

The VCIC team, “Cherry Ventures.”

Entrepreneur’s Choice – Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) Mountain regional finals.

Ed Kromer Managing Editor Foster School

Ed Kromer is the managing editor of Foster Business magazine. Over the past two decades, he has served as the school’s senior storyteller, writing about a wide array people, programs, insights and innovations that power the Foster School community.