The finalists for the 2017 NIBS Worldwide Case Competition were announced today by host school Satakunta University of Applied Sciences.  The 16 teams are the top finishers in a qualifying round held in November. They now advance to Championship Week in Rauma, Finland in February.

The successful teams are, in alphabetical order:

  • Bishop’s University (Canada)NIBS 2017 Logo
  • Carleton University (Canada)
  • Concordia University (Canada)
  • Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
  • Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • IBA International Business Academy (Denmark)
  • Laurentian University (Canada)
  • Leeds Beckett University (UK)
  • London South Bank University (UK)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada)
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • St. Mary’s University (USA)
  • Universidad del Istmo (Guatemala)
  • University of Vermont (USA)
  • Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)

Each team is composed of four undergraduate business students, selected to represent their schools.  In Rauma, they will tackle a range of business problems in a series of head-to-head matchups, each involving three or four hours of preparation, a 20-minute presentation, and 10 minutes of questions.  Judging is done by expert panels consisting of a blend of industry practitioners and academicians.

The 2017 competition is the 22nd edition of the event, which has been held in 12 different countries on three continents.  It returns to Finland for the first time since 2001, when the competition was hosted by the Helsinki School of Economics (now Aalto University School of Business).

This year’s lineup of finalists includes the winning schools from seven of the last eight competitions: Memorial University (2009, 2011), Bishop’s University (2010, 2013), Carleton University (2014, 2016), and Universidad del Istmo (2015), along with new entrant Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.

For more information on the NIBS Worldwide Case Competition, visit the website.

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