Undergraduate Students Climb to Finals at Copenhagen Business School Case Competition

March 18, 2011

A team of undergraduate students from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business finished in the top three at the prestigious and invitation-only 2011 Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Case Competition, held at Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark, from February 26 through March 5.

Georgetown’s case team was represented by seniors Yu-Ching Chiang, Christine Chung, Keenan Timko, and Melissa Wu. Participating for the third time at the CBS Case Competition, Georgetown competed against schools from Maastricht University (Netherlands), McGill University (Canada), University of British Columbia (Canada), University of Southern California (USA), University of California, Berkeley (USA), Tsinghua University (China), Thammasat University (Thailand), National University of Singapore (Singapore), University of Melbourne (Australia), Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark).

Georgetown won its preliminary round against UC-Berkeley, McGill, and Tsinghua. The final round pitted Georgetown against UBC and NUS, with NUS finishing in first place. The CBS Competition does not rank the second and third place teams.

The CBS Case Competition, which included 12 teams, presents a case that represents an actual business problem that a real company is facing. This year’s competition featured the Swedish firm H&M, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing clothing retailers.