MBA Students from Villanova School of Business Take Second Place in International Competition

Villanova, PA, May 2011 — Villanova, PA—Students from the Villanova School of Business take second place in the Aspen Institute Business & Society International MBA Case Competition. Nearly 1,000 students at 25 leading business schools from around the world dedicated a weekend to analyzing the costs and benefits of expanding the U.S. presence of a Chinese renewable energy company in this year’s competition. Last Friday, the five finalist teams flew to New York City to present their recommendations to a panel of corporate representatives and to compete for their share of a $40,000 prize pool.

Students had one weekend to analyze and respond to the new business and society-focused case study. On-campus competitions determined first place campus winners, whose work was reviewed by academic judges to determine five finalist teams. All finalist teams receive prize money, with the first place team receiving $20,000 and $2,000 to donate to a 501(c)(3)-designated charity of their choice. For second place, Villanova MBA students received 10,000.

“We are so pleased to celebrate not only this year’s finalist teams, but all students who enthusiastically engaged in this year’s program,” said Nancy McGaw, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education. “It’s critical that MBA students—the next generation of business leadership—see just how essential a deep understanding of environmental, social, and ethical issues is to corporate profitability in the 21st century.”

Learn more about the 2011 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition by visiting the Competition’s official website: www.AspenCaseCompetition.org.

MBA Flex-Track Students: Evan Taylor, Judy Underwood, Ulana Chabon, and Christy Calabro

From Left: MBA Flex-Track Students: Evan Taylor, Judy Underwood, Ulana Chabon, and Christy Calabro.

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