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NIBS Case Competition 2016 - Eyes Opening Experience

16.3.2016 13:30 | Uutinen
Lahti UAS NIBS 2016 team, from left: Annie Nguyen, Evgeniya Aksenkina, Polina Markelova, Alexandra Maksheeva and Team Ambassador Samantha Ramos from St. Mary´s University
NIBS Case Competition 2016 - Eyes Opening Experience
NIBS 2016 Case Competition was the 21st annual international business case competition organized by NIBS association (Network of Business Schools). 

After the qualifying round competition judges choose 16 teams around the world to participate in the final round. Lahti UAS team was one of the teams entering to the competition finals. This year the competition final took place in San Antonio, Texas, USA, from February 27 till 4 March 2016.  The purpose of this event is to create a chance for students from business schools all over the world to implement their knowledge and share their ideas with others. 

Speaking of Lahti team members, they all came from different backgrounds, but eventually ended up in one powerful crew. They all studied the NIBS Case Competition course at Lahti before entering to the competition team. They solved many cases and expressed their talents and capabilities of understanding the tasks and problems given.  The Lahti UAS team was represented by four female international business students: Evgeniya Aksenkina, Alexandra Maksheeva, Tram Anh Nguyen (Annie) and Polina Markelova. Evgeniya held the position of a marketing consultant, Annie was responsible for the financial part, whereas Polina was in charge of logistics and Alexandra was in charge of sales and human resources. Luckily, the team was cooperative and eager to work together overcoming all the obstacles and problems that had chances to intervene. 

The team members built a strong communication network with other competitors.

Now, some facts about the case studies. The cases were provided by St. Mary’s University, which was the host of 2016 NIBS Case Competition. The cases were about global companies’ challenges, situations of some specific industries and regions especially in developing countries. The teams were required to find the appropriate strategies and solution in order to tackle with these problems in three or four hours – no Internet access was allowed.  After solving the case teams presented their solution to the judging panel of business executives, senior managers and academics via an oral presentation of 20 minutes. 

The Lahti UAS team expresses huge gratitude to their university, faculty of business, and their coaches: Milla Laisi, Tarja Ahonen, Sirpa Suhonen and Marja Viljanen, for giving them such a good opportunity to explore the business world, to gain more confidence and to tell the world about Lahti UAS.

Every Lahti UAS student who is good at teamwork, who is willing to apply all the knowledge he or she has, who is ready for challenges should consider joining the NIBS Case Competition course at Lahti in autumn 2016. Challenge yourself - take a chance and apply in autumn! 

Best regards Lahti UAS NIBS 2016 team, Evgeniya, Alexandra, Annie and Polina