Manchester MBAs host football-filled weekend


The 4th annual International Football Challenge (IFC) took place in Manchester on 21-22 February, attracting teams of MBAs from across Europe to the home of football.

A number of top business schools participated representing MBS (Classes of 2015 and 2016),  London Business School, Cass, Edinburgh, IE and IESE. The weekend included an opening ceremony at The National Football Museum, a tour of Old Trafford Stadium, a party at one of Manchester’s many nightlife hotspots, not to mention a packed schedule of matches.

IESE took first place, winning 1-0 against London Business School in a thrilling and highly competitive final. IE Business School came 3rd place, and the MBS Class of 2016 just missed a place on the podium coming 4th place.

“The IFC was one of the highlights of the MBA programme up to this point. Organising this event was demanding, but having over 100 MBA students from the UK and Europe enjoying a weekend of football, fun and ‘mud’ in Manchester compensated for all the effort! The student council came together and worked really hard to make this year’s IFC a success. Without doubt, the IFC would not be possible without the help and support of the whole MBA class and MBS staff. Thank you all for an amazing weekend and we are looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 IFC.”
Radu Munteanu, VP Sports, MBA Student Council, MBS

“The IFC was a great opportunity to come together as a team and compete with MBA classmates. We strengthened our friendship by fighting together against really good teams and the British weather. Not only did we grew our team spirit and use the opportunity to prepare for MBAT in May, we also had the chance to meet and network with other MBA students.”
Andrey Gonzalez, Team Captain, MBS Class of 2016 team

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