UWA MBA students have placed third in an international competition where they had to come up with viable solutions for real-world challenges faced by businesses.
Current MBA students Bindi Shah, Henry Bromfield, Rebecca Shanahan and Scott Robertson competed in the Schulich International Case Competition at the Schulich School of Business, held in Toronto in early March.
Team leader, Bindi Shah said the biggest challenge was the short qualifying essay that competitors needed to complete to get through to the second round, wihch asked the question: how to achieve reasonable distribution of wealth in a politically unstable jurisdiction.
“It was like being asked “how to solve to global poverty” and answering in 500 words! The team had over 50 rounds of revisions and used every trick in the book to condense the ideas into something brief,” Ms Shah said.
Shah said before presenting the team’s solutions to a panel of judges, a company acted as a case study for student’s research and various industry leaders were interviewed for insights on their experience.
This is UWA’s 5th year competing in the case competition where MBA students can showcase their learnings from the MBA program and develop skills in the field.
Team member, Rebecca Shanahan said participating in the competition was a highlight of the MBA program.
“The subject matter was highly relevant to my professional career, and presented a fantastic opportunity to get in front of real industry leaders. It was a great opportunity.”
Rachael Chamberlain (Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education)
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