Four participants on Lagos Business School’s (LBS) MBA programme have successfully represented the School at the sixth edition of the annual Yale School of Management Integrated Leadership Case Competition.
Nkiruka Nwakonobi, Arinze Modebe, Ayodeji Ososami and Mayowa Adeosun – all in the MBA 16 class made it to the finals of the competition making LBS one of the 14 business schools to qualify for that level, out of 32 competing Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) schools.
The Yale Integrated Leadership Case Competition brings together the best students from top business schools across the globe to develop creative solutions to business challenges.
At the competition, LBS’ representatives, who participated in one of the three pools of competitors, recommended new business strategies to the company under analysis, Prodigy Finance. They also proposed that Yale School of Management adds a Nigerian case to its raw case format and were able to secure an agreement with the School.
One of the representatives, Arinze Modebe, said, “competing on a global level has fuelled my passion and ambition to attain even greater heights. I am of the opinion that it is possible to live your dreams if you work hard and believe in yourself. ”
The team gained exposure to a proprietary Yale SOM raw case, took part in networking sessions with other MBA professionals and students and got positive feedback on their excellent outing.
LBS MBA Director, Dr Uchenna Uzo described the team as outstanding for brilliantly representing the school on a global stage. He said, “Our students who participated in the Yale SOM Leadership Case Competition have done LBS so proud. It is rewarding to know that these students not only impressed the judges but stood their own among other leading global business schools”.
Upon their arrival in Nigeria, the team expressed gratitude to the School management and all faculty and staff who supported them through the competition.