School of Business & Economics
Laurier MBA students take part in Aspen Institute Case Competition
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WATERLOO – Laurier MBA students will compete next month for recognition and $40,000 in prize money by exploring the significant and positive influence that business can have on society. Laurier is one of only two Canadian universities taking part in the Aspen Institute's 2011 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition.
“This distinctive case competition challenges students at 25 outstanding business schools to connect the dots, to make challenging decisions at the intersection of corporate profitability and environmental and social impact,” said Nancy McGaw, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education. “Seeing how creatively and wisely they wrestle with these complex issues gives us great confidence in the next generation of business leaders.”
Students will have one weekend to analyze and respond to a new business & 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 and stay at the W Hotel New York hotel, where they will present to a panel of corporate judges and join an invitation-only reception with friends of the Aspen Institute.
Laurier’s on campus competition will kick off on March 25, 2011 and is supported by Laurier’s CMA Centre for Business & Sustainability and Laurier Net Impact.For more information on the competition please visit www.aspencasecompetition.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.