After an intense couple of months of interviews and case cracking challenges, we are delighted to announce that ANRS was the winning team in the final of the 2021 Full-time MBA Case Competition, sponsored by Webhelp.
Chris Garnett, Head of Postgraduate Careers said, “After a very exciting, high energy day we are delighted to announce that team ANRS won a very close AMBS Webhelp Case Competition. Congratulations to Shruti Garg, Rishabh Bhagat, Nkem Igue, Aziz Yuldashev and Santanak Datta.”
Participants were put through a rigorous process during the competition final. They took part in individual case study interviews with our judges throughout the morning, followed by group case work in the afternoon. The teams then presented the group case to our judges and faced a very challenging Q&A session.
The teams showed a lot of resilience and flexibility on a challenging day. For example, Santanak joined the ANRS team as a late substitute, changing their dynamic. But this made no difference and they demonstrated great team work to go ahead and win.
In the end it was very close with not much to separate the four teams – congratulations to Mancunian Rollers, Case Warriors and The Maples for reaching the final and performing so well.
Shruti from the winning team said, “Our team ANRS still reminisce and rejoice in the wonderful feeling of being champions at the case competition. Our team felt confident as we approached the day of the finals: we complemented each other’s strengths to form a strong team. The competition was jam-packed with a variety of activities, but at each stage we all pulled our weight and collaborated to keep each other on track with the tasks. We had great exposure to industry experts who sat as guest judges, including alumni who are now working at Gobeyond, Aceenture and KPMG.”
As part of their group case, ARNS presented their solution to a case study to the expert panel of judges. The team gave an effective pitch and provided solid recommendations to any questions that came their way. Shruti said, “It was amazing when the day came to an end and we were declared the winners. The networking opportunities that followed with our fellow classmates and alumni was a wonderful end to the competition.”
Webhelp board member and CEO of their consulting arm, Mark Palmer, commented: "We were delighted to sponsor this competition and further cement our relationship with Alliance Manchester Business School. The standard was extremely high – especially given the short amount of time the teams had to respond to the challenge. We enjoyed helping the teams to focus on connecting with their audience and recognising social purpose as a foundation. Congratulations to the winning team, ANRS. It was well deserved."
Business competitions such as the MBA Case Competition are often a highlight for our Full-time MBA students. They are a great opportunity to consolidate learnings and apply them to solve a challenging business issue, in line with our experiential ‘Manchester Method’ teaching approach.
Competitions are also integral to our programme of careers support, which runs throughout the Full-time MBA alongside the academic journey. Opportunities include student clubs, weekly career skills workshops, unlimited individual meetings with our Senior Career Consultants, sessions with external specialist career practitioners, practice interviews, and more.