World's top students can go with the flow

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 April, 2011, 12:00am

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What is Hult?

Hult International Business School (formerly the Arthur D. Little School of Management) is a global business school with campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai.

It is named after one of Europe's leading entrepreneurs, Bertil Hult, who founded EF Education First, the largest private education company in the world.

Hult is ranked among the top 20 business schools in the United States and in the top 100 in the world. Today, it has more than 1,300 students enrolled across its campuses, from nearly 100 different countries.

How was the Hult Global Case Challenge created?

The Hult Global Case Challenge is the brainchild of Ahmad Ashkar, a Hult alumnus who developed the concept while still a student. Ashkar had the idea after seeing Charles Kane, the CEO of One Laptop per Child, describe some of the challenges his organisation faced during a speech at Hult.

What challenge will students tackle?

The second annual Hult Global Case Challenge will tackle the global clean water crisis in partnership with Water.org. The inaugural event tackled the global education gap in partnership with One Laptop per Child. Every year, the world's best and brightest students will come together to tackle a different global social issue.

Why give US$1 million?

Hult is dedicated to practical business education and making a difference in the world. The US$1 million is designed to help the brightest business students focus on developing ideas that can be feasibly implemented and ensure that Water.org has the capital to implement the ideas presented in the Global Case Challenge.

Does the winning team get a prize?

The winning team will be awarded a cup to commemorate their victory. Water.org will be encouraged to use part of the US$1 million to hire the students who impress most during the finals.

Who is eligible to compete?

Students past or present from any business school in the world are invited to form teams of four to five people. There are only two conditions:

All participants must have a connection with the same school.

A maximum of one alumnus who cannot also be a faculty member of the school.

For more information go to www.globalcasechallenge.com

 

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