LSBU hosts business students from 16 international universities
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
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
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.