Wanted: The Next Great Management Idea

Here’s a chance for the world’s MBA students to put their expensive education to work and maybe even make a few bucks in the process.

Winning a Business Plan Competition

University of Oregon’s Randy Swangard talks about how to win that business plan competition — what to keep in mind before you apply, and why it’s sometimes better to come in second.

Where Big Ideas Win Big Bucks

Business plan competitions are raising their profiles with bigger cash prizes, and some even throw in office space and site hosting.

Best MBA Paper in Corporate Citizenship

The goal of this competition, sponsored by The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College and Net Impact, is to encourage students and faculty to understand the practices, challenges and opportunities of corporate citizenship as well as the exploration of corporate citizenship in the business school curriculum. The contest is open to all enrolled full- and part-time MBA students at accredited institution of higher learning.

Each … [ Read more ]

USF International Business Plan Competition

The business plan competition held annually since 2000 at the University of San Francisco.

Moot Corp® Competition

In the early 1980’s, two Texas MBA students yearned for a business school activity as challenging and prestigious as “moot court” in law school. They envisioned a competition in which MBAs working in teams would conceive an idea for a new business, develop the idea in a written business plan, and present the plan to a panel of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, accountants and lawyers.

In 1984 … [ Read more ]