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Business Analytics Competition in New York

The Hamline Analytics Team returned from New York with an honorable mention at the Manhattan College Business Analytics Competition. Representing Hamline in our fourth year in the competition were students Abbey Ober '18, Jacob Prouty '19, Shunya Higa '20, and Emily Salmon '18, accompanied by faculty advisor Dr. Kim McKeage.

In this annual competition, teams are challenged to develop insights from a data set specific to the competition. In Phase one, the students analyzed New York City contracts and payments this year, which included the history of city contacts in New York City over the last five years. The team then prepared a conference poster before the competition and presented their findings to 17 judges in New York. In phase two, teams were given 20 hours to prepare solutions on a new set of questions and data regarding Boston contracts and payments. Hamline's team then presented to a team of industry experts in a semifinal round, and they made it to the final round of six teams out of 18 teams in the competition. They then presented to a panel of seven experts in the final round.

In the end, the Hamline Analytics Team excelled in the competition, showing their strong data analysis skills, teamwork, critical thinking, and ability to tell the story of their data. Join the Hamline School of Business in wishing the Hamline Analytics Team a well deserved congratulations.