IBM Challenge success

Four teams of undergraduate students from the University of Exeter Business School have reached the semi-finals of the annual IBM challenge which attracts over 250 entries each year. The four semi-finals will take place at different locations in February and March and the School's teams will be in competition with 28 other teams from universities across the country to reach the final.

The IBM Universities' Business Challenge offers undergraduate students the opportunity to develop and improve their knowledge of the business world, and to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired at university.

The Business Challenge is a simulation that provides students with the opportunity of acting as a team of management consultants who have taken responsibility for improving the performance of a business. They need to take into account not only the financial performance of the company, but also its responsibilities to its various stakeholders including its suppliers, its customers and its employees. Teams from the University of Exeter Business School have consistently performed well in the competition and have been placed second twice and the School wishes the teams the best of luck in their ambitions to go one better.

Date: 8 December 2009

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