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Roger Williams University Captures Two Top-Ten Wins in National Business Analytics Challenge

First time participating in the college competition, RWU students land second place overall as well as a top-ten finish
At the national Merck Analytics Challenge, two teams of RWU business students landed top-ten finishes, including Cristina Freitas Bazzano (second from left) and Nicholas Osypuk (third from left), pictured here at the competition with professors Farbod Farhadi and Mark Brickley, whose team captured second place overall.

TERRE HAUTE, I.N. — Two teams of Roger Williams University business students recently landed among the top 10 teams across the nation in the annual Merck Analytics Challenge. The Mario J. Gabelli School of Business Analytics Club sent two teams to the national college challenge, held in conjuntion with the Association for Information System at Indiana University this spring. 

Only the first time that business students have participated in the challenge, one team captured second place overall while the second team earned a top-ten finish in the final round of competition. First place went to Alabama University and Florida International University took third place. Professors Mark Brickley, Farbod Farhadi and Mark Wu helped guide the student teams.