First-Year MBA’s Advance to Final Round of NAAMBA Global Case Competition

in Graduate Students, News, Students
August 30th, 2011

From left: Sidharth Ramsinghaney, Sabrina Grijalva, Roman Sverdlov

From left: Sidharth Ramsinghaney, Sabrina Grijalva, Roman Sverdlov

A team of Boston University School of Management first-year MBA students will advance to the final round of the NAAMBA Global Case Competition after placing in the top four during last week’s qualifying round. Finalists were announced on July 31, 2011.

Members of the BU team, including Roman Sverdlov (team leader), Sabrina Grijalva Wells, and Sidharth Ramsinghaney presented a case study suggesting ways in which companies operating in Asia can compete for and attract the best talent from around the world.

The BU team, along with teams from Perdue, Syracuse University, and the University of Northern California, will be provided with a stipend and full registration to attend the Third Annual Leadership Conference and Exposition in New York on September 9, 2011, where they will present the final topic to the judging panel. The winning team will receive a trip to Singapore to more closely examine the rise of Asia and the dynamics of doing business there.

The National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA), a leading non-profit professional organization dedicated to cultivating global Asian leaders, hosts the competition. According to Jino Ahn, founder and president of NAAMBA, “The Global MBA Case Competition is an opportunity for NAAMBA members to exhibit and refine their business skills under pressure, which will help them tremendously as they pursue career opportunities.”

Tze Min Lim, Area Director at Contact Singapore, added, “Asia has become a hub for business and finance, and Singapore is at the epicenter with more than 7,000 multinational companies. As businesses continue to expand into Asia, experience and knowledge of this region is invaluable. The Global MBA Case Competition gives students the chance to examine how they can best position themselves to seize career and business opportunities in Asia.”