IIM Calcutta wins prestigious live case based competition at Boston University, USA

by Abhijeet S on Thursday 31 March 2011, 2:04 PM | Category: Press Releases| View: 1441 views

IIM Calcutta


IIM Calcutta wins prestigious live case based competition at

Boston University, USA

IIM Calcutta Campus, Kolkata, March 30, 2011: IIM Calcutta team consisting of PGP-2 students, S. Harshavardhan, Aayush Singhania, and Utkarsh Bahadur won the prestigious the Sixth Annual International Tech Strategy Business Case Competition, which is a Collaboration Case at the Boston University School of Management, Tech Strategy case competition. They were paired in teams with their counterparts from London Business School, Tuck School, Haas and Kenan Flagler for the event. Incidentally, IIM Calcutta was the only IIM invited to this prestigious International competition. Again, this is for the first time in the history of the competition that IIM Calcutta became the winner of such a prestigious international event. The event was held during March 24 to 26, 2011 at Boston University, USA.

There were 16 participating schools across the globe and IIM Calcutta is one of the seven international management schools that has been honoured with to take part in this prestigious case competition event, which was sponsored by global telecom equipment major Ericsson. The event was personally inaugurated by Hans Vestberg, Global CEO, Ericsson.


Along with IIM Calcutta, the other 15 participating schools were Boston University School of Management, Eller College of Management – University of Arizona, Haas School of Business - UC Berkeley, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, IESE Business School – University of Navarra, Spain, IPADE Business School - Universidad Panamericana, Mexico, Kenan-Flagler Business School – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, London Business School, UK, Marshall School of Business - University of Southern California, McCombs School of Business – University of Texas, Austin, Queen's School of Business, Canada, Richard Ivey School of Business - University of Western Ontario, Canada, Seoul National University, Korea, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


The Collaboration round was a unique exercise where teams from different business schools were mixed and asked to jointly work towards developing in association with the Ericsson leadership in a business case for mobile applications in energy and health in 3 hours flat. IIM-C students were the part of the 3 winning teams and played key roles as Hrasvardhan has a better understanding skill in developing the business case. There were 4 winning teams out of the 13 constructed from the pool of 64 business school students. Each winning team received prize money of US$3000.

For more details, please contact with:

Harshvardhan, S, participating PGP 2 Graduate student at 09163656517

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