Congratulations to the student team of Nicholas Anasinis, MBA '10, Maria Ismail, MBA '10, Patricia Jurca, MBA '10, and Lei Yang, MS-Finance '11, who took first place at the Aspen Institute’s 2010 Business & Society Case Competition for MBA Students.
Twenty-five leading business schools participated in the event, with five finalists competing in New York City the weekend of May 1.
The Aspen Institute's case competition highlights the intersection of two 21st-century business drivers: the desire for business growth and the need for businesses to respond to social and environmental issues.
“Current business students are tomorrow’s business leaders,” said Judith Samuelson, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program. “We are inspired by the participating business schools; they are looking for opportunities to teach their students that it is possible to change the world through thoughtful and long-term business investment, business strategy and risk management.”
The 2010 case study was based on the experiences of The Tata Group, a multinational company and India's largest business group. Weatherhead's winning submission was presented to a panel of judges from Fortune 500 companies and more than 100 other business, nonprofit, and academic attendees. The team received a $20,000 prize plus $3,000 to donate to a 501(c)(3) charity of their choice.
The Weatherhead team was coached by Associate Professor of Marketing and Policy Studies, Simon Peck, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior, Bonnie Richley, PhD, and Executive Director of the Fowler Center, Roger Saillant, PhD.
Learn more about the 2010 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition by visiting the Competition’s official website: www.AspenCaseCompetition.org.