Changing The Game: Lessons Learned From Aspen Institute Competition

March 20, 2013

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Christine Riordan is Dean of the Daniels College of Business and Andy Reger along with David Lashen were part of the 2012 Business & Society Case Competition Daniels Team that won first place. 

New York, March 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Students at 25 leading business schools will compete this month for recognition and $35,000 in scholarship funds in the Aspen Institute’s 2013 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition. Several students from the 2012 winning team from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business reflected on what the program meant to them.

Last year’s Aspen Institute Business & Society Case Competition allowed our team to apply the principles learned at Daniels to a real-time, real-world case scenario and present our recommendations to a nationally recognized panel of experts,” said Daniels MBA student Andy Reger.  “Especially since the Daniels program incorporates triple bottom line performance – people, planet and profits – into how we evaluate business success, the opportunity to work on a business case with sustainability at its core gave us extraordinary experiences.”  Fellow Daniels teammate David Lashen added, “We made professional connections at the case competition that will last throughout our business careers.”

“We recognize that the big issues facing organizations today require transformative leaders,” said Daniels Dean Christine Riordan.  “At Daniels, our students understand the big-picture strategic thinking while managing the details of an organization, and create innovative solutions for real companies to prepare them for the next generation of business leadership.”