Working vacation: It's all downhill for IU business students

Author: J.K. Wall

Indiana is not exactly the capital of winter sports.

So it's no surprise a group of graduate students from Indiana University's Kelley school of Business jetted to Denver and skidded to eighth out of 12 in a ski competition.

But skiing was less than half of the unusual "Race & Case" competition, conducted earlier this month. The rest was a business presentation before 14 executives and entrepreneurs.

On that course, IU deftly slalomed to victory. It analyzed Talisman Energy's ownership stake in the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Co., which became controversial because it involved Talisman in the brutal civil war in Sudan.

A team from the University of Notre Dame took third in the business portion, and Purdue University students finished fourth.

The hometown Daniels College of Business, from the University of Denver, was the overall winner.

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