Building on its reputation as a leader in sustainable business education, the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame announced this week that its fourth annual Notre Dame MBA Mini Deep-Dive Challenge will be sponsored by Coca-Cola and will focus on the global water crisis. Open to the public and to business school applicants, this virtual case competition asks participants to submit case proposals in the area of corporate sustainability that address the issue of providing clean drinking water to underserved communities around the world.
The grand prize winner is eligible to receive a $25,000 fellowship to Mendoza’s one- or two-year MBA program for 2014–2015. New to the competition this year is the opportunity for the winner to work with Coca-Cola’s sustainability team in implementing their initiatives firsthand. Participants will also be able to chat online with representatives from Coca-Cola and with MBA students at Mendoza during the contest. “The Deep-Dive Challenge is always a great occasion for prospective students to get a taste of the kind of experience the Notre Dame MBA delivers,” commented Mary Goss, senior director of the Notre Dame MBA.
Entries are due by September 18, 2013, and winners will be announced in October. As an additional incentive, contestants receive an application fee waiver for Mendoza’s MBA program. For details and registration, visit the competition’s Web site.