The team, consisting of Cristina Guaragna Jensen, Guru Khalsa, Kristine Konsmo and Samuel Ebitu, won a total of 3 out of 4 case competitions. A mere two points was all that was needed to secure a spot in the semi-final which consisted of the four best teams in the preliminary rounds. Helsinki School of Economics defeated Memorial Universtiy from Canada to take first place in the final.
- We fought hard and received some good constructive feedback. Once the disappointment of not making it to the final had dissipated, we all agreed that we had learned a lot from this experience, says Samuel Ebitu.
NIBS (Network of International Business Schools) holds a case competition each year at one of its many member universities. In 2006 BI hosted the competition. This year it was held at Coventry University in England. There is a qualifying round each year, and the 10 best schools go through to the finals.
- The team did really well and represented BI in the best way possible throughout the competition, said Arne Wellberg (team coach).
- The close relationships we built with our competitors are equally important as the competition itself, Kristine Konsmo adds.
Next year, the competition will be held at Tennessee Tech University in the US.