Students enter prestigious international business case competition
Taking part in the competition will be second year BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management students, Kim Lister and Timothy Stebastiaan Van Zyl, and final year BA (Hons) Business and Management students, Ryan Ahern and Edwin Parker.
The NIBS Worldwide Case is a prestigious competition that brings together elite undergraduate students from some of the world's leading international business schools. Teams of four analyse business cases, prepare solutions to real problems and present recommendations to panels of senior managers, policymakers and academics.
Jayne Mothersdale, Principal Lecturer, Student Experience, and Val Finnigan, Senior Lecturer, put the team together and are managing their submission. Along with other staff in the Faculty of Business and Law, they will also be providing coaching and support.
On Wednesday 18 November, the students took part in a 'lock down day' where they received the competition case and prepared their submission which will be assessed to strict criteria and word limits.
Jayne commented: “Our students typically have lots of gumption which is underpinned with sound business knowledge and well-developed practice-based skills. Entering a prestigious international competition such as this provides them and Leeds Business School with the opportunity to showcase these talents. The coaching team have been very impressed with how the team worked together, organised their time and liaised with academic and administrative colleagues during the preparation period. They should be extremely proud of their achievements and we wish them every success.”
If the team are successful in making it through this qualifying round as one of the top 14 teams, they will be invited to compete in the championship round which will take place at St Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, in February next year.
Photo l-r: Tim Van Zyl, Edwin Parker, Kim Lister, Ryan Ahern.