We Are Feared

We Are Feared

We Came. We Competed. We Conquered.


Network of International Business Schools

Members of the 2018 Southeast team are Sarah Monteiro, a senior from Jackson, Missouri; Rachel Orf, a senior from O’Fallon, Missouri; Collin Ritter, a senior from Advance, Missouri; and Bhanu Sehgal, a senior from New Delhi, India.

A group of Southeast business students qualified for, and was the sole U.S. team, in the Championship Round of the 2018 Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Case Competition championship in Guatemala.

The competition is an international business case competition sponsored by NIBS, an association of 86 business schools from more than 30 countries located across the globe. It is the oldest and leading undergraduate business case competition in existence.

“It is quite an accomplishment to be just included in the final 16 teams that are invited to the championship round,” Dr. Willie Redmond, professor of economics and the team coach and advisor, says. “Southeast has established a tradition over the years as a steady qualifier, as we have qualified for the championship round in past years at competitions around the world. We have achieved several semi-final finishes and one first-place win in 2012.”

Southeast is the only university from the United States that has won first place in the NIBS Case Competition.

Redmond says it is easy for people to underestimate our business school because of the size of the University, but that isn’t the case at the competitions.

“We have a reputation. When we go to these competitions, we are feared.”


Southeast’s Collegiate DECA students won high honors in the 2018 Collegiate DECA State and International Career Development Conference and Competitions.

In the state competition, awards included first place in the Accounting case competition, first place in the Sports and Entertainment marketing case competition, first place in the Event Planning case competition, third place in the Hotel and Lodging case study, third place in the Restaurant and Food case competition, and third place in the Marketing Communications case competition.

At the International Competition, Southeast students participated in a field of more than 1,000 outstanding competitors from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Southeast finished third in the Event Planning competition, with Lydia Corneal of Herscher, Illinois, and Carlos Pacha of Quito, Ecuador, named top 10 finalists in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing event.

Zeta Alpha Lambda

Continuing a tradition of outstanding performance, Southeast students won 30 awards in 24 individual and team events at the State Leadership Conference of Phi Beta Lambda. Southeast members of the Zeta Alpha Lambda chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda garnered 10 first-place, five second-place, five third-place, three fourth-place, and three fifth-place finishes. Twelve of the students placed high enough to automatically qualify to attend and compete at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.


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