Yale SOM to Host First Integrated Leadership Case Competition
The Yale School of Management will debut a new kind of business school case competition on April 6 when it hosts the inaugural Yale SOM Integrated Leadership Case Competition (ILCC). The competition was conceived and organized by a group of Yale SOM MBA students.
Inspired by Yale SOM's integrated MBA curriculum and Leadership Development Program, the one-day competition will convene student teams from top U.S. business schools to tackle a Yale SOM online "raw" case; this year, the case addresses a business ethics issue. Like the curriculum, the competition has an integrated approach: ILCC student teams must include members from different disciplines and/or professional backgrounds, and student teams will be encouraged to draw on multiple disciplines and to consider different vantage points and multiple stakeholders when formulating their strategies. Teams will make presentations to a panel of judges including Yale faculty, sponsors, and corporate leaders.
"This competition encompasses many of the key components we love about Yale SOM: small group work, data-rich raw cases, and complex problems that require comprehensive, creative solutions," says Caitlin Sullivan '13, Yale SOM Student Government president. "We're excited to showcase these elements with our colleagues from peer business schools."
Thomas Kolditz, professor in the practice of leadership and director of Yale SOM's Leadership Development Program, will serve as a judge. "This is not only a great event for practicing good analysis, it's a rich team leadership lab," Kolditz says. "Participants will be given feedback on their leadership skills, teamwork, and performance. This competition will truly be integrated learning."
Participating schools include NYU Stern School of Business, the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Yale School of Management.
The Integrated Leadership Case Competition is sponsored by the Analysis Group. For more information, visit the event website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.