Graphic of a silhouette of people discussing at a meeting on a blue background with text for the 7th annual biopharmaceutical MBA case competition - November 16, 2018

Biopharma MBA Case Competition

The Biopharma MBA Case Competition takes place each November and is organized by the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for the Study of Pharmaceutical Management Issues. Please join us as teams from top MBA programs around the country compete to solve real world pharmaceutical industry challenges.

Admitted teams will gain an opportunity to network with industry executives from up to eight prominent companies. The competition also allows students to demonstrate subject matter competencies in front of executives. Finally, resumes along with competitor photos will be distributed to sponsoring companies (pending approval from company representatives). Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!


  • First Place: $6,000
  • Second Place: $3,000
  • Third Place: $1,500
  • Best Presenter: $500

2018 Competition Winners

1st Place: Yale University

Winning team from Yale holding novelty check
Team Members: Chase Byerly, David Chen, Gustavo Roman, Jennifer Fang

2nd Place: Indiana University

Team from Indiana University holding novelty check
Team Members: Jonathan Amos, Joseph Amos, Kory Eylmann, Stephen Schenk

3rd Place: Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University team holding a novelty check
Team Members: Alix Rice, Andre Dube, Crystal Dowdall, Joseph Richards, Ravi Sharma

Best Presenter

Winner from George Wahsington University holds a novelty check
Drew Otto - The George Washington University


Participants from the 2018 case competition pose for overhead shot

Case Competition 2018

Participating Teams

Rutgers Business School Pharmaceutical MBA Program proudly welcomed the following teams to the 7th Annual Biopharma MBA Case Competition:

  • Yale School of Management
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennysylvania
  • Texas Christian-Neeley School of Business
  • NYU - Stern School of Business
  • Rutgers Business School
  • Indiana - Kelley School of Business
  • The George Washington University
  • Georgetown McDonough School of Business
  • Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Carnegie Mellon - Tepper School of Business
  • Boston - Questrom School of Business

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