MBA Case Competition – Home Run for IESE

World´s future business leaders tackled the future of automotive industry

04/03/2016 Barcelona

IESE Business School

The IESE Roland Berger International Case Competition is one of the oldest and most global competitions in the world / Photo: Edu Ferrer

IESE MBA students won one of the world’s oldest and most prominent case competitions after facing-off against London Business School in the final round in Barcelona.

The IESE Roland Berger International MBA Case Competition drew participants from top international business schools such as China Europe International Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kellogg School of Management, and Tuck School of Business.

Over the two and a half day event, MBA teams analyzed a relevant and current business case – “Gestamp: Becoming Indispensable to Major Automotive Manufacturers.”

Identifying and working through its key problems, the different teams presented their solutions before a panel of judges. The CEO of Gestamp, Francisco Riberas was joined by Felix Mogge and Andrea Marinoni, experienced partners from Roland Berger and experts in the industry, as well as IESE’s automotive expert, professor Marc Sachon.

Matthew Miller, an IESE MBA participant, said: “presenting the team’s strategy to Roland Berger partners and the CEO of Gestamp was an incredible opportunity to showcase our abilities” and “to get a taste of what it’s like to work as a consultant.”

Rebecca Bub, a fellow IESE MBA team member, concurred, adding that the competition “was a great mix of working hard, having fun and being pushed outside of my comfort zone.”

Launched in 1995 and sponsored by IESE and Roland Berger, the case competition has become renowned due its distinct relevancy to real-life business, gathering the most talented students worldwide and experiencing the impressive culture of Barcelona. The event fosters the sharing of ideas and contacts between the world´s brightest future business leaders.