Monday, July 29, 2013

Walmart and the Minimum Wage

As we prepare to welcome our 4th Master of Science in Business Analysis cohort, it is our habit to assign a case study for students to prepare prior to orientation on August 23.  This serves as a working example of much of the work you will do in the MSBA program.

This year, 
Professor Brian Engelland, Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing, wrote an excellent case study on the current power struggle between Walmart and the City of Washington, DC called  Walmart and the Minimum Wage.

This case is a classic mix of big business, economics, fair wages and politics, all rolled into an important current business situation.  

For our incoming MSBA students, there are 6 questions you will submit answers to in writing at Orientation.  You will also work in groups to develop the best responses by teams which will be judged by a faculty panel.  

And we invite comments and opinions specific to the case by the general public in this space, particularly our MSBA alumni.  

This is an important and meaningful case study and we look forward to a vigorous discussion of the important issues in this case.

Stewart McHie
Director, Master of Science in Business Analysis

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