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LSBU hosts business students from 16 international universities

Sixty-four students from 16 universities will be hosted by LSBU's Faculty of Business this week for this year's Network of International Business Schools worldwide business case competition
04 March 2014

The students and their coaches will spend a week at LSBU's Southwark campus to analyse and present their business cases to a panel of judges. The competition started six months ago when 24 universities competed for the 16 places available.

The Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) is an organisation of business schools from around the world that encourages participation in student and faculty exchanges, joint teaching and research programmes.

Along with the business case competition, students will enjoy a buffet reception whilst listening to live band Scarlett's Roses in London Road; another buffet reception on Wednesday evening followed by salsa dancing; a day out in London on Thursday; and a gala at the end of the week aboard the PS Elizabethan boat with a three-course meal, speeches, certificates, medals and the trophy presented to the winner.

"Every profession and discipline is becoming increasingly international in outlook—but none more so than business," says Professor Dilip Patel, Pro Dean External of LSBU's Faculty of Business.

"Business students today must incorporate an international dimension to their learning to be successful, whether that's by studying a foreign language, comparing management techniques or the experience of working and studying abroad.

"For us, the opportunity to host students and network with business schools in different countries contributes to a better understanding between nations by furthering awareness and knowledge of other cultures and business practises."

As well as LSBU, the 15 universities in attendance are: Avans University; Bishops University; IBA (International Business Academy); Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics; John Molson School of Business; KHLeuven; Lahti University of Applied Sciences; Satakunta University of Applied Sciences; Shantou University; Southeast Missouri State University; Sprott School of Business, Carleton University; St. Mary's University; University of Northern Iowa; University of Prince Edward Island; and University of Vermont School of Business Administration.