Students at 25 leading business schools will compete this spring for recognition and $35,000 in scholarship funds by exploring the significant and positive influence that well-managed business can have in society.
Through the analysis of a new business case study co-authored by the Yale School of Management and the National University of Singapore Business School, the Aspen Institute’s 2013 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition inspires future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive environmental and social impact.
“More than ever before, business leaders are responsible for contemplating and acting on how industry can best tackle societal issues that have direct impact on long-term business success,” says Nancy McGaw, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education.
“Now in its fourth year, this preeminent case study competition aims to inspire the kind of visionary leadership needed at the critical nexus of business and society.”
Over the course of an intense three and a half days, students will analyze and respond to a new case study focused on a real-life business decision being undertaken by a major company. Competitions at each of the 25 partnering schools will determine first place campus winners, whose work will be reviewed by a panel of academic judges to determine five honorable mentions and five finalist teams.
Finalists will be flown to New York City, where they will present to a panel of corporate judges and join an invitation-only reception generously hosted by BNY Mellon. 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.