‘Manchester Raptor’ – a team of six MBAs from the Class of 2016 – emerged victorious at the 2015 WBS healthcare case challenge, scooping a £4200 prize.
Sponsored by GE Healthcare and GE Healthcare Finnamore, the challenge brought together eight teams from top-ranked, global business schools to tackle a case based on current challenges in the healthcare industry.
Selected from over 50 applications, the teams headed to London on 24th and 25th April for a two-day event at The Shard, representing Manchester Business School, Rotterdam School of Management, ESADE Business School, Warwick Business School, CASS Business School, SDA Bocconi School of Management, and Cambridge Judge Business School.
Participant Mohamed Amar, MBA Candidate, Class of 2016 describes the experience:
“Our goal was to form a truly diverse team with members that brought different skills and experiences to the table. The result was ‘Manchester Raptor’, comprising Abhinav, Gulmira Zhumatayeva, Jose Luis Campos, Julie Burton, Marco Mendoza and Mohamed Amar. The team represented six countries, seven international markets, six industries and a combined total of 37 years of industry experience.
“The competition was divided into three stages. Teams received part one of the case to prepare two weeks in advance, and part two was presented upon arrival. Each team then had to present their solution and participate in a Q&A.
“‘Manchester Raptor’ successfully proceeded to the final round where we faced competition from Bocconi’s team ‘SDA Associates’. Part three of the case was then provided, and we were expected to modify our presentations to reflect the additional information.
“The final round was a tough contest and the results were very close. In the end, ‘Manchester Raptor’ was crowned the winner due to the strength of our innovation; our identification of and focus on the core issue; our use of inspirational ideas from the banking and retail sectors; the feasibility of the solution we provided; our future proofing of the solution; and our identification of important stakeholders”.