Manchester MBAs clinch 50 per cent of finalist places at Johnson & Johnson Case Competition

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Manchester MBAs have secured three out of six places at the Johnson & Johnson MBA Case Competition final, where they will compete against each other and teams from London Business School and ESADE.

The three teams are ‘MBS Innovacare’ (Florian Brueckner, Melissa Del Castillo, Snehashish Das, Carlos Lopez and Marco Valle), ‘The Bees’ (Leticia Bernal, Kyle Booysens, Hamish Graham, Cheryl Latham and Naveen Viswanatha), and ‘Team Raptor’ (Mohamed Amar, Jose Luis Campos, Shaun Teo and Ricardo Treviño).

The Johnson & Johnson MBA Case Competition offers MBAs the opportunity to experience real business challenges and gain an insight into the healthcare industry. Winning team members will be guaranteed an interview for a summer internship and receive a £1000 prize. Selected from sixty entries to an online business challenge, the six finalists are now working on a second case ahead of the final in London on 28th November.

Professor Elaine Ferneley, MBA Director, comments: ‘At Manchester Business School we believe in ‘learning by doing’ and this is embedded in our Full-time MBA from day one through the Manchester Method.

“We begin teaching our MBAs ‘case cracking’ skills at induction and they work on live business cases throughout the programme. The MBA also includes three live consultancy projects, which is equivalent to 900 hours of client-facing time. Just three months into the programme the class has already completed the first of these, the Not-for-Profit Project.

“In addition to this, we encourage our MBAs to participate in as many competitions as possible. This is a chance to apply theory learned in the classroom and develop practical business skills that are of real value to global companies.”

Find out more about the Full-time MBA at www.mbs.ac.uk/mba/full-time

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