Undergraduate Students to Host Case Competition Focused on Non-profits

February 24, 2010

Business Strategy Challenge to Feature 15 Schools, Feb. 26-27

WHAT: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host the 2010 Business Strategy Challenge, a case competition that asks teams of undergraduate students to find solutions to a real problem faced by a non-profit organization.

Fifteen teams of four students each are selected from the world's leading business schools to participate. The details of the case and the identity of the non-profit client will be revealed to the students on Feb. 25, after which they will be given 24 hours to prepare their solutions.

The event is run by Hilltop Consultants, a student group at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business that seeks to foster the growth of future business leaders who will serve the community. As such, only non-profit organizations with 501(c)3 status are invited to be competition clients. With limited resources, different legal requirements, and no profit incentives, a non-profit organization client will challenge competitors to develop creative solutions to tough business problems.

Teams chosen to compete in the 2010 event represent Baylor University, Carnegie Mellon University, Clemson University, Georgetown University, McGill University, New York University, Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Southern Methodist University, St. John’s University, the University of Adelaide, the University of Florida, the University of Louisville, the University of Washington, and Washington University in St. Louis.

WHEN: February 26-27, 2010

WHERE: Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 
Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Media who are interested in covering the student presentations or awards ceremony should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.

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.