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Yale SOM Team Wins Biopharma Case Competition

This year’s case competition dealt with the challenges associated with copay accumulators.

Four Yale SOM students have won the seventh annual Biopharmaceutical MBA Case Competition hosted by Rutgers Business School. Chase Byerly ’20, David Chen ’20, and Gus Roman ’20, all joint-degree students at Yale SOM and Yale School of Public Health, and MBA candidate Jennifer Fang ’20 took home the $6,000 first prize. They bested teams from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Texas Christian University, NYU Stern School of Business, Rutgers Business School, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, The George Washington University, Georgetown McDonough School of Business, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, and Boston University Questrom School of Business. 

Organized by the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for the Study of Pharmaceutical Management Issues, the annual case competition challenges teams to solve real-world challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry. This year, the competition centered around copay accumulators