Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics

University of Jyväskylä Students to Participate in Leading International Case Competition with the Aspen Institute

Beginning March 31, Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics students will participate in a global case study competition rewarding innovation and problem solving at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social and environmental impact.

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics is one of the 25 prominent business schools selected to engage in the Aspen Institute’s 2017 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition.  This year, more than 1,000 students from around the globe will think deeply about the positive role that a well-managed business can have in our society by analyzing a newly authored Yale School of Management raw case study.

“We are proud to work with our partnering institutions who are inspiring and equipping future business leaders to tackle the most pressing issues of our time,” said Claire Preisser, Associate Director the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program. “The competition challenges students to take their learning outside of the classroom, and wrestle with a real-time and multi-faceted business decision. This is a practical and fun growth opportunity that allows participants to connect with peers from around the globe, not only expanding their network, but also their worldview,” told Stefan Baumeister, University Teacher in Corporate Environmental Management.

Participating student teams will compete on campus at each of the 25 partnering schools during Round One of the competition. A panel of judges review submissions and determine the first place campus winners, whose work will advance to the next round of the competition. During Round Two, a panel of academic advisors selected by the Aspen Institute 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 other social impact thought leaders.  All finalist teams will receive prize money, with the First Place team receiving $15,000.

More information about the competition can be found online at: www.AspenCaseCompetition.org

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