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Rotman MBAs Win Not-For-Profit Case Competition at The George Washington University

Published 03-20-07

Submitted by Rotman School of Management - University of Toronto

For the second consecutive year, a team of MBA students from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management have won an international case competition at The George Washington University School of Business.

The Rotman team, consisting of first year MBA student Sarah Stern, and second year MBA students Abhijit Rawal, Hala Kosyura, and Ellie Avishai, defeated teams from 20 other business schools to take the first place prize.

The annual competition, held over the weekend in Washington D.C., focuses on finding solutions for a not-for profit agency. This year’s case focused on the AARP, which is trying to determine whether it should expand its services to include the 25 to 34 age group. The Rotman team proposed a solution based on a savings initiative that targeted families. Further details regarding the competition are available online at: www.gwu.edu/~casecomp/index.htm.

The team was supported by the Rotman School's AIC Institute for Corporate Citizenship, which aims to help current and future business leaders integrate corporate citizenship into business strategy and practices, and the Rotman School’s MBA Program Services Office.

In recent years, Rotman MBA students have become increasingly interested in corporate social responsibility and issues facing not-for-profit organizations. In November 2006, Roman Net Impact hosted the first ever Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition for students at Canadian business schools. On March 21, 2007, the Annual Leadership in Social Change Career Fair & Conference will be held at the Rotman School. This spring, Rotman NeXus, a non-profit management consulting service established to help non-profit organizations and social enterprises, will begin its third year of operation. It is staffed and operated by Rotman MBA students.

The University of Toronto's Joseph L. Rotman School of Management has set out to become one of the world's top tier business schools. Located in North America's 3rd largest financial centre, the Rotman School is taking an innovative approach to management education, built around Integrative Thinkingâ„¢ and Business Designâ„¢. For more information and to find out why the Financial Times and BusinessWeek rank Rotman among the leading business schools internationally, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca. Integrative Thinking and Business Design are registered trademarks of the Rotman School of Management.

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The University of Toronto's Joseph L. Rotman School of Management has set out to become one of the world's top tier business schools. Located in North America's 3rd largest financial centre, the Rotman School is taking an innovative approach to management education, built around Integrative Thinking™ and Business Design™. The AIC Institute for Corporate Citizenship was created at the Rotman School in late 2004 with the generous support of AIC Limited's Chairman Michael Lee-Chin. The purpose of the Institute is to help current and future business leaders integrate corporate citizenship into business strategy and practices.

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