The winning team

Business School students win national McKinsey & Co. competition

Last week a team of three students from the University of Exeter Business School, and one student from the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences, won the McKinsey & Co. Solve It UK Case Study Competition National Finals in London.

Seven University of Exeter students competed in total, and Exeter was one of only two universities to have multiple teams in the final. Universities from across the UK took part, and 25 teams had been whittled down to just eight for the final event.

On the day, students were given a new assignment from the same non-profit organisation they had worked with during the first round of the competition earlier in the year. They spent the day coming up with a proposed solution to a challenge, supported by McKinsey consultants.

After presenting their innovative solutions to a panel of McKinsey consultants and non-profit leaders, the winning team of University of Exeter students was announced. Each team member received a prize of £2,000, and has been assigned a McKinsey mentor to support them for the next six months of their academic and professional journey.

Adding to Exeter’s presence at the event, University of Exeter Business School alumna Sophie, who is now a Business Analyst at McKinsey and Co, acted as a mentor to the winning team during the qualifying round.

The Solve It competition is created for university students who would like to use their skills to help a non-profit to address some of their current strategic and operational challenges. Participating in this event gives students the opportunity to learn, meet like-minded peers, and do meaningful work that will have a social impact.

To find out more about the opportunities available for undergraduate students studying at the University of Exeter Business School, visit our website.


Date: 30 May 2019

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