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Business Students Take Home First Place in 2018 NBC Universal Analytics Challenge

Students Jordan Dunn, Tee Gildemeister and Andrew Hughes, winners in the NBC Universal Analytics Challenge Students Jordan Dunn, Tee Gildemeister and Andrew Hughes, winners in the NBC Universal Analytics Challenge

A team of six students in the Jack C. Massey College of Business students won first place last week in the NBC Universal Analytics Challenge over 51 other teams from schools such as Temple University, Brigham Young University and the University of Cincinnati. This was Belmont’s first appearance at this event, which was help at the 2018 Association for Information Systems Student Chapter Conference.

Competing were Jordan Dunn (Management Information Systems and Economics), Tee Gildemeister (Management Information Systems) and Andrew Hughes (Accounting and Management Information Systems), along with Management Information Systems students Seena Schmitt, Farith Llerena and Thayer Brown.

The winning team, composed of Dunn, Gildemeister and Hughes, analyzed movie data to generate descriptive and predictive analyses around box office success.

 

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