Twelve of the World’s Top Business Schools Will Compete at Boston University

in Business, News Releases, School of Management
March 14th, 2006

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 | rtaffe@bu.edu
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(Boston) – Twelve of the leading business schools from around the world will come to Boston for the First Annual International Tech Strategy Business Case Competition, March 30 to April 1, 2006. Hosted by Boston University School of Management, The Motorola Foundation and Novell are sponsoring this event with total prizes of $45,000, paid directly to the students on the winning teams. The students will have 24 hours to build a case that addresses particular problems within the general subject of “seamless mobility.”

The eight U.S. and four non-American business schools competing are Boston University School of Management; Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; London Business School; Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin; Queens School of Business (Canada); Seoul National University (Korea); Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona; Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley; The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Each school is sending four students. The winning schools receive trophies, and the first place team members will be awarded $25,000; the second placed team will split $15,000; third place team members will share $5,000. Twelve executives from industry will hear and judge all 12 presentations to determine the top four. Executives from Motorola and Novell will judge the final four teams and determine the winners. Motorola CEO, Edward J. Zander, (Boston University School of Management Class of 1975, Honorary Doctorate in 2005) will present the winning awards.

“This unique international competition focuses on the critical role technology has assumed in contemporary business at all levels. It is essential for future business leaders to be adept in employing technology for both operating and strategic advantage,” said Louis E. Lataif, Dean, Boston University School of Management. The competition also provides the students exposure to highly-placed technology and telecom executives.”

“This competition has been organized by Boston University School of Management MBA students in order to attract students from the world’s top business schools that stress the importance of technology in business decision making,” said Rob Eckhart, MS•MBA 2006, Director, Case Competition Organizing Committee. “We look forward to welcoming and competing against the highly-motivated students from the prestigious schools that accepted our invitations.”

About Boston University School of Management

Founded as the College of Business Administration in 1913, Boston University School of Management develops builders and leaders for the networked-era, emphasizing the fusion of the art, science, and technology of business. The School’s holistic approach prepares the next generation of business leaders for a world that values management as a system of interdependent functions, decisions, people, and technologies. It is the worldwide leader in offering a unique MS-MBA program, a rigorous dual degree and next-generation MBA fusing a traditional management education with expertise in the information technologies that are transforming all businesses. The School also offers a full range of graduate and undergraduate management degree programs and executive education.

Boston University School of Management is located at 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. For more information, visit http://management.bu.edu.

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