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Beryl Py Lee (PMBA 40), Catherine Briggs (Biostatistics), Francis Monsada (MBA 2017), Gary Wang (Biostatistics), and Laurel Li (MBA 2017) competed on January 23rd at the Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition  at Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management against Top 20 MBA/MD/PhD programs globally.

The 13th annual event was held at Northwestern University on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Eleven teams were selected to compete in the final showdown.  This year’s case focused on the merits of and concerns with direct-to-consumer marketing.    Teams from the Kellogg School of Management took the top two spots.  A team from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business placed third.  Judges were executives from the sponsoring company – AbbVie.

Team member Beryl Lee shares a few memories and insights:

“The acclaimed Laurel Li led the team’s opening presentation and Catherine Briggs presented our enlightening proposal. We were enthused to apply our interdisciplinary backgrounds although to be fair we had expected the case to be about blockbuster drugs in the USA or global health initiatives in Africa, as all of the cases seemed to have been within those territories in the past. This was a surprising and admittedly very timely twist.”

In 2015, Poets & Quants included the Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Case Competition in its list of 20 Top Global Business School Case Competitions.  This year more than 35 teams applied to participate. From this group, eleven teams representing nine different schools were invited to compete in Evanston. The nine schools were:

-Anderson School of Management, UCLA

-Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

-ESADE Business School (Spain)

-Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

-Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

-Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

-McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

-Olin Business School at Washington University

-Said Business School, University of Oxford (UK)

The weekend started with an informal reception on Friday evening. Saturday, teams presented and attended the Kellogg Business of Healthcare Conference. Saturday evening featured a case debrief, dinner and an award ceremony.  More about the competition can be found at: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/departments/hema/activities/case_competitions.aspx

Deans and directors, marketing and admissions managers for Executive MBA programs are gathering at Olin Business School this week for the 2014 Midwest Regional Meeting of the Executive MBA Council. The two day gathering is taking place at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center on the Washington University in St. Louis campus.

EMBAmtg“Our industry is looking to change itself,” said Michael Desiderio, Executive Director of the EMBA Council at the opening session of the St. Louis meeting. “We need to continue to understand what businesses are doing to retain and attract talent and continue to
see how we can connect. We need to rethink our curriculum and continue to
expand our scope with our research.”

Record attendance is expected with representatives from some of the top business schools in the country, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, The Ohio State University and other outstanding Midwestern schools.

"Will Millenials Today Want an EMBA Tomorrow" panel participants from left: Ann Carrel, Northern Illinois Univ.,Toby Cortelyou, Booth School of Business, Univ. of Notre Dame, Sach Odem, Univ. of Missouri, Sarah Gibbs, Olin Business School.

“Will Millenials Today Want an EMBA Tomorrow?” panel participants from left: Ann Carrel, Northern Illinois Univ.;Toby Cortelyou, Univ. of Chicago Booth School of Business; Suzanne Waller, Univ. of Notre Dame; Zach Odem; Univ. of Missouri; Sarah Gibbs, Olin Business School.

In addition to presentations on market research, there will be several panel discussions covering topics such as curriculum, global residencies, and recruiting strategies. Olin Business School faculty will also present research on current management topics.

Ginger Imster, Executive Director of Arch Grants, will discuss the “EMBA value proposition and how entrepreneurship plays a role.”

Conference attendees will take in a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium during their visit and tour Olin Business School’s recently completed 175,000 square foot expansion project that includes Knight Hall and Bauer Hall, adjacent to the Knight Center.

Olin Business School’s Executive MBA program was launched 30 years ago in St. Louis. It was one of the first officially recognized western schools to offer a program in China with its partner Fudan University in Shanghai in 2002. A new partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was announced last week and will launch the first U.S.-Indian dual degree Executive MBA in Mumbai in 2015. Olin’s EMBA program is also offered in Kansas City and Denver.