The Johns Hopkins group, named “Team Precision,” consisted of Rohan Gupta (MBA); Malgorzata Latallo (PhD, School of Medicine); Xiaolin Qin (MS Finance); Joseph Tisinger (MBA), and Jie Zhou (MS Finance). The team recommend against acquiring Netflix and instead investing in content creators and streaming services in fast-growing markets, as well as acquiring independent production houses in the U.S.
“The deep-dive detail of our analyses was probably what made us stand out from the competition,” said Gupta, Carey’s team lead. “This was the advantage of having a team with diverse backgrounds between finance, research, and data analytics.”
Although the only monetary award went to the first-place team, Gupta recommends case competitions as a valuable way to build skills and network.
“Case competitions also offer the chance to expand your network beyond your class and program, not just across the university, but also with competitors and judges from across different programs and industries,” Gupta said. “You can learn from, and grow with, these teammates and refine your collaboration and, if applicable, management competencies in a relatively low-stakes setting.”