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Daniels Students Place 4th in Aspen Institute National Case Competition in New York City

For the third time in five years, the Daniels College of Business has propelled a team of students to the finals of the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society International MBA Case Competition. The team composed of Daniels MBA students took fourth place in the 2015 competition, held April 17 in New York City. Daniels won the competition in 2012 and had a team advance to the finals in 2013.

The Daniels students from the winning team included Tim Bush, Kaz Nakamura, Clio Castruccio and Alvaro Day. The team took home $2,500 and a commemorative trophy. The students presented their solution to a case about AXA, a global leader in insurance and asset management, and the company’s desire to integrate its corporate responsibility assessment tool with corporate goals. The case was produced by the Yale School of Management.

“For our students to make the finals of this prestigious competition three times is a testament to our College’s focus on the importance of corporate social responsibility in business,” says Patrick Orr, senior director of graduate operations. “The students beat out more than 1,000 students from 24 top MBA programs around the world. Our team embodied Bill Daniels’ vision of developing future business leaders who are committed to excellence, community and social responsibility.”

The Business & Society International MBA Case Competition was founded in 2009, inspired by “a desire to craft a best-in-class incentive program that encouraged future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social, environmental and ethical impact.” Learn more at