SMG students host Boston business school Beanpot
Boston University, victorious in the hockey Beanpot, will shift its focus from pucks to bucks in the second annual Business School Beanpot Case Analysis Competition on Saturday, February 21.
This new collegiate rivalry will bring together teams of undergraduate business students from Babson, Bentley, Boston College, BU, MIT, and defending champion Northeastern. During the intense 12-hour event, they will battle the clock and one another to develop the best solution to a current business issue. The B-School Beanpot is hosted by BU's School of Management Student Government.
"In the real business world, teams are put together quickly to solve pressing issues," says organizer Peter Bain (SMG'98). "This competition gives students valuable experience." Scott Lieberman (SMG'98), also an organizer, says that the tournament "provides an opportunity for business students to benchmark their skills against their peers and the expectations of the corporate community."
Assuming the role of senior managers, two teams from each of the six schools will develop their proposals in the first round. A panel of 12 executives -- including Boston area CEOs, presidents, and top managers -- will review the written analyses. In the afternoon, the top four teams will present their analyses to the panel and respond to questions. The winning teams will earn cash prizes totaling $4,000, with the Beanpot champion also receiving a silver trophy. Last year's graduating Beanpot competitors were eagerly "drafted" by AT&T, Brown Brothers Harriman, NatWest, and Price Waterhouse.
The all-day event will take place at the School of Management Building, at 595 Commonwealth Ave. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the final presentations, which will begin at 4:30 p.m.