Kshitij Gopal, a student at the National University of Singapore Business School, blogged about his recent experience at the Yale School of Management's Integrated Leadership Case Competition for the Financial Times. The event, based on a Yale "raw" online case, required students to attack problems from a variety of angles and design creative solutions. Gopal notes that his own team featured several international perspectives, with members from Canada, China, and India.
The competition included teams from six Global Network schools: EGADE Business School from Mexico, the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, the Graduate School of Strategy at Hitotsubashi University, UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business, the School of Business at Renmin University of China, and the National University of Singapore Business School.
From the blog post:
I was quite proud of how NUS fared, it was the first time we competed as a team and did well at managing a pressure situation, which is always one of the biggest tests of such competitions. The other thing I realised is that it helps to have a plan, even when you have no idea what the competition will throw at you. Our team had a defined strategy, a well-designed framework and the confidence that both of those would be enough to tackle the competition.