MBA Students to Host Strategy World Cup Case Competition

February 15, 2010

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business to Host Event April 8-9

Washington, D.C. – The Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Graduate Student Consulting Group will host its first Strategy World Cup case competition April 8 and 9, 2010.

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. Based on the submissions of a preliminary mini-case in early March, five teams will advance to the final round. These students will be presented with a new case detailing a current challenge facing actual firms or institutions and will be given four weeks to prepare their research, analysis, and recommendations.

“In today’s global business environment, it is impossible to design or execute business strategy without acknowledging the important role of government policies,” said second-year MBA student and event organizer Michael Welch. “This case competition asks students to view a complex issue from a variety of perspectives and provide a solution using research, insight, and creativity.”

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

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 will require a broad spectrum of skills, expertise, and experience.

To date, entries have been received from Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth University, Duke University, Georgetown University, New York University, Tufts University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, and Yale University.

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 http://msb.georgetown.edu.