BI students win Harvard award

21 December 2011

Javad Mushtaq, Rune Steihaug and Morten Finslo won a prestigious award for the best project assignment at Harvard Business School.

The three students wrote the winning paper as part of a Harvard-based course on strategy. The students are in their final year of Master of Science in Business and Economics at BI Norwegian Business School.

President Tom Colbjørnsen at BI Norwegian Business School applauds the students on their achievement.

- I am glad to see BI students perform well on an international arena. I want to congratulate them on this strong achievement, says president Colbjørnsen.

Morten Finslo and Rune Steihaug

The students are specialising in strategy at BI’s Master of Science programme. BI’s Strategies for Industrial Competitiveness course is based on a course directed by Michael Porter at Harvard Business School. The course functions as a model for nearly 100 similar courses at universities and colleges around the world. All of the schools submit the best project assignment from their respective courses to Harvard Business School where a committee selects the best overall assignment.

The topic for the Norwegian assignment was the Oslo Maritime Finance Cluster and was written in relation to “A knowledge-based Norway” project, led by Professor Torger Reve.

This is the second time BI students have managed to win this award.

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