On March 21, students from Tuck beat out teams from 13 other top-tier global business schools to win the seventh-annual ODYSSEY MBA Games in New York City.
Led by Eric Sparks T’15, the Tuck team consisted of second-years Nell Beattie, Adam Gengler, and Mukesh Hemrajani, and first-year Jacob Crandall.
ODYSSEY teams participated in four competitions: a negotiations exercise, a sales and marketing game, a case study, and an entrepreneurial pitch. Tuck last won the event in 2010. With this year’s victory, Tuck is now tied with London Business School in overall ODYSSEY wins.
“I’m incredibly proud of the way our team worked together to develop time-critical, effective solutions to difficult problems,” says Sparks. “What really stands out is how quickly and cohesively our team bonded before, during, and even after the competition.”
“We’d like to thank Tuck for sponsoring us,” says Sparks. “We’d also like to thank the ODYSSEY organizers for putting on the most balanced, organized, and frankly most fun business school competition any of us has had the pleasure to be a part of.”
Among their prizes, the Tuck team earned guaranteed job interviews with event co-sponsor LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton; $2,500 cash; individual Athena trophies presented by the Greek consul general; and a bottle of Moët champagne.
In addition to Tuck, this year’s competitors included Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Harvard Business School; Johnson Graduate School of Management; Cambridge Judge Business School; Saïd Business School; Rotman School of Management; University of Chicago Booth Business School; Columbia Business School; Fuqua School of Business; Haas School of Business; HEC Paris; London Business School; and the Wharton School.