Students from 25 leading business schools will compete next month for recognition and $40,000 in prize money by exploring the significant and positive influence that well-managed business can have on society. Through the analysis of a new business case study authored by the Yale School of Management, the Aspen Institute’s 2012 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition inspires future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive environmental and social impact.
“This unique case competition inspires students at 25 forward thinking MBA programs to tackle real-life business challenges directly related to serious societal issues,” says Nancy McGaw, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education. “Each year, we are encouraged by the creativity and intellectual rigor that this next generation of business leadership brings to today’s most pressing problems.”
Students will have 72 hours to analyze and respond to a new business and society-focused case study. On-campus competitions will determine first-place campus winners, whose work will be reviewed by academic judges to determine 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 hosted by the Aspen Institute. All finalist teams will receive prize money, with the first place team receiving $20,000 and $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.
You can learn more about the 2012 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition by visiting the competition’s official website.