Four business students from Linköping University grabbed first place in the world's largest international case competition.
They won top honours at the international final in Dubai, 13-16 April, where 28 teams from around the world fought it out in the KPMG International Case Competition.
The victorious LiU team, called Case Cowboys, was made up of Linnea Andersson Hansen, Hanna Nyman, Jens Ternerot and Patrik Edlund, all currently studying for their Master of Science in Business and Economics. Linnea and Hanna are studying management control while Jens and Patrik are in finance. This is the first time a Swedish team has won the competition.
“Lots of fun and very inspiring for all of our students,” said Henry Nehler, programme coordinator.
In a case competition, the participants are presented with a company’s situation. In a very limited time frame they have to develop a proposal of benefit to the company.
“Interest in case exercises is growing – amongst our students as well as in other sectors of society. For instance they are increasingly common in job interviews. Our students have started up a special case group,” said Henrik Nehler.
A total of 21,000 students from 550 universities took part in this year’s KPMG InternationalCase Competition.
Business students from LiU
Business students from LiU won the world's largest international case competition. Photo: KPMG