SDSU Sports MBA ’13 Wins Program’s First Case Competition

Sports MBA ChampsSAN DIEGO — Throughout the first seven years of the program’s own International Sports MBA Case Competition, the SDSU sports MBA teams have always placed well but never brought home the top prize.

That all changed Friday afternoon with one idea.

Thanks in part to a plan for the Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente soccer team to open up mobile stores to sell their merchandise, the SDSU sports MBA team won its first case competition against a storied field that included programs from Oxford, Hong Kong, USC, Notre Dame, Michigan and UCLA. Continue reading “SDSU Sports MBA ’13 Wins Program’s First Case Competition”

Octava Edicion de Competencia de Casos: Xolos de Tijuana

2013 Case Competition OnfieldAlgunos de los estudiantes de Maestría más brillantes de diferentes países se encuentran en las instalaciones de San Diego State University para la Octava Edición de la Competencia Internacional de Casos de Deportes en SDSU.

La competencia otorga un caso en específico a cada uno de los grupos. Los diferentes grupos de estudiantes de maestría deben de resolver la problemática del caso en un lapso de 24 horas. El tema de este año está enfocado en desarrollar una estrategia de crecimiento para los Xolos de Tijuana. Continue reading “Octava Edicion de Competencia de Casos: Xolos de Tijuana”

Eighth Annual Case Competition Focusing on Xolos Underway at SDSU

Case CompetitorsSome of the world’s brightest graduate business students are on the SDSU campus today for the eighth annual SDSU International Sports MBA Case Competition.

The event, hosted by the SDSU Sports MBA program, features a 24-hour case study contest in which teams work to solve an issue for a sports business organization.  This year’s topic focused on developing a sustainable growth strategy for the Xolos, the professional soccer organization based in Tijuana. Continue reading “Eighth Annual Case Competition Focusing on Xolos Underway at SDSU”

Sloan Visitor, Case Competition Highlight Busy Week for SMBA ’14

One of the best parts about the SDSU sports MBA program is that we are exposed to a plethora of guest speakers multiple times a week with varying ideas that run the spectrum of the sports industry, and that was particularly the case this week.

On Tuesday Matt Goldman dropped by to present some findings on the NBA that he will showcase this weekend at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. Today we spent a few hours learning about international sports from Jorge Arangure, who is in town to judge the eighth annual SDSU International Sports MBA Case Competition.

That’s because the case, which will be presented today on SDSU’s campus, touches on the Tijuana soccer team the “Xolos” who Arangure recently profiled in terms of their ability to bridge the gap between America and Mexico.

First Goldman introduced us to correlations through the presentation on his paper co-authored by Justin M. Rao entitled “Live by the Three, Die by the Three? The Price of Risk in the NBA.” Continue reading “Sloan Visitor, Case Competition Highlight Busy Week for SMBA ’14”