Success of VŠE IM/CEMS program students in the national round of KPMG International Case Competition

28 Feb

Two teams consisting of VŠE International Management/CEMS program students advanced to this year’s Czech national final of the KPMG International Case Competition. One of them won and will represent our country in the city of Sao Paulo in Brasil in the competition’s international finals.

This year’s pre-selection round was entered by 32 teams originating in a diverse spectrum of Czech universities. The twelve best teams qualified for the 1st round. There the contestants competed in time-bounded case study solving. Each team had a 3-hours limit to prepare together with maximum of 20 minutes to present their solution to the jury. The environment simulated the work of management consultants and their clients focusing on business strategy. The jury consisted of the KPMG Czech Republic management with partner Pavel Závitkovský.

Three teams advanced to the national finals, where they proceeded to solve an additional case study under the same circumstances. They presented it in front of the jury and other teams. The result was quite close in the end, mainly thanks to high level quality of all the teams in competition.

The award was received by a team of first-year students of the Master of International Management / CEMS program of the University of Economics, Prague: Johana Adámková, Jan Rajchert, Jakub Ratislav and Diana Stašková that competed with the label “SHARP consulting”.

Another team originating in CEMS program consisted of Eva Brichová, Karel Kotoun, Vojtěch Šimek and Michal Voskár. The team achieved to be selected for the final as well.

The winners are currently in the process of preparation for their chance to represent the Czech Republic in the final in Brazil. There they will have to face the teams from 23 other participating countries.

KPMG is one of the university´s main corporate partners.