Stillman School of Business MBA students participate in the Aspen
Institute's 2014 Business & Society International MBA Case
Competition. The competition celebrates innovation at the intersection
of corporate profitability and social, environmental and ethical issues.
The Stillman School is one of 25 leading business schools chosen. The
program is consistently at capacity, with a waiting list of MBA
programs forming a year in advance and has a prize pool of approximately
$35,000 - unmatched in the MBA case competition circuit. Other area
schools include Baruch, FDU, Fordham, NYU and Villanova. Students at
these and other institutions will analyze a brand new case study and
give deep thought to the potentially positive role that a well-managed
business can have in society.
"All too often, we hear about the damage done by the private sector,"
said Nancy McGaw, director of the Aspen Institute's Center for Business
Education. “The fact is that there are many innovative leaders in
business who are leveraging the tools of business to improve our world.
This competition, now in its fifth year, helps students acquire the
skills and perspectives these leaders possess. It gives students a
chance to practice making the kinds of decisions that drive business
success and produce lasting social benefits.”
From March14-17, Stillman students will tackle a complex, real-life
business decision being undertaken by a company in transition based
outside of the United States. Separate competitions at each of the 25
partnering schools will determine first place campus winners. Each
school will then send the work of the campus winner to be reviewed by a
panel of academic judges to determine five honorable mentions and five
The final round of competition is scheduled for April 5. Finalists
will be flown to New York City, where they will present to a panel of
corporate judges and social sector thought leaders, as well as join an
invitation-only reception. All finalist teams will receive prize money,
with the first place team receiving $15,000 and $1,000 to donate to a
charity of their choice.
To learn more about the competition, visit the Aspen Institute's Case Competition website.
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