Finalists Announced for Strategy World Cup Case Competition

April 06, 2010

Teams to Compete at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business April 8-9

Washington, D.C. – The Graduate Student Consulting Group at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced the five finalists for its first Strategy World Cup case competition.

Teams from Georgetown University, Duke University, ESADE, New York University, and the University of Maryland were selected from among 29 teams representing 11 universities to advance to the final round, based on their submissions of a preliminary mini-case.

These students have been presented with a new case about the effect of policy regarding genetically modified foods on trade in the European Union, asking them to act as consultants for EuropaBio, a European biotech trade association. They will formulate a strategic response to the policy that includes an official position, stakeholder relations, and implementation of the position. The teams will have four weeks to prepare their research, analysis, and recommendations.

In April, finalists will travel to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business to present the case to a panel of judges that consists of senior leaders in business, government, and consulting, and an audience of their peers. The winning team will be announced on April 9 and will receive a cash prize.

The invitation-only competition challenges graduate students from around the world to tackle tough, global challenges in the intersection of business strategy and public policy. All teams consist of two to four students and must include at least one MBA student. Teams are encouraged to include a mix of individuals from business, policy, and other graduate programs as the case requires a broad spectrum of skills, expertise, and experience.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit