Student team learned a lot from the case competition in Montréal

Student teams of the School of Business participate yearly in various case competitions abroad.
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A team from the School of Business consisting of Lauri Hänninen, Matti Karjalainen, Tommi Bergström and Patrick Timmer (in the picture), participated in a case competition organised by John Molson Business School of Concordia University in Montreal from 7 to 11 January 2019. University Lecturer Christa Uusi-Rauva was responsible for coaching the team for the competition.

‘Our team did excellently and came second in the first round, just and just missing the semifinals. They left behind many high-quality universities. However, the team from Nanyang Business School was the best this year: it was rewarded with a prize of $10,000', Christa Uusi-Rauva tells.

‘It was simply a fantastic week, there is nothing more to add. We warmly recommend this to all our students’, Matti Karjalainen and Lauri Hänninen say. 

‘The John Molson competition includes cases of the Harvard business type, as well as one real-life case. Harvard cases are traditional written cases that describe a challenge that some company has encountered and that needs to be solved. With real-life cases, a selected company presents some real problem from their own business, and the student teams develop various solutions for it. Each team presents its solution to a jury composed of the representatives of the companies, and receives feedback for it’, Christa Uusi-Rauva explains.

The school’s internal application period for case competitions takes place every September, right after the academic year has started. You can either apply alone or as a team of four persons. Uusi-Rauva recommends that students keep track of KY’s (Aalto University Business Students) weekly message and the Facebook pages of student organisations, as the competitions are advertised through these channels. 

Further information:
Christa Uusi-Rauva
University Lecturer
tel. +358 40 353 8328
[email protected]

 

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