Tippie to Compete in 2013 Aspen Institute MBA Case Competition

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A select team of Tippie Full-time MBA students will compete against 24 leading business schools at the 2013 Aspen Institute Business & Society International MBA Case Competition this spring. Teams will compete for $35,000 in scholarship funds over the course of 3-1/2 half days of analysis and presentation.

This year’s business case study, co-authored by the Yale School of Management and the National University of Singapore Business School, explores the significance and positive influence that well-managed business can have on society.  The focus of the case competition is in keeping with the Aspen Institute’s 2013 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition larger mission to inspire future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive environmental and social impact.

Some of this year’s competing schools include:

  • New York University’s Stern School of Business
  • Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business
  • Audencia Nantes School of Management (France)
  • The Business School Lausanne (Switzerland)

Competitions at each of the 25 partnering schools will determine first place campus winners, whose work will be reviewed by a panel of academic judges to determine five honorable mentions and five finalist teams.

Finalists will be flown to New York City, where they will present to a panel of corporate judges and join an invitation-only reception hosted by BNY Mellon.

All finalist teams will receive prize money, with the first place team receiving $15,000 and $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Best of luck to the Tippie case competition team as they compete for the first time in this elite competition!

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Annie Leonhart

About Annie Leonhart

Hey everybody! This is Annie. I’m a Cedar Rapids native, and got my B. S. in Theatre from Northwestern University. Before coming back to B-school, I lived and worked in New York, Chicago and LA as a professional actress (yep, you probably saw me on TV). I transitioned into business, found out I love marketing, and came to Tippie to advance my marketing career. When I’m not doing homework, I’m watching or performing music, reading, running outside, or writing a play in my head. I’m energized by being around others, so I fit right in with the team-oriented coursework at Tippie.