18th January 2018, Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, won two awards in the 37th John Molson MBA International Case Writing Competition, organized by John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada.
A case titled, “Walmart’s E-Commerce Acquisition Spree: Toward Online Success Or Existential Crisis?” written by Syeda Tahera Sadia and Indu Perepu won second prize in the prestigious competition. The case discusses the e-commerce acquisition spree of the world’s largest retailer Walmart and how this decision to go omni-channel would affect the retail giant’s profitability.
Another case titled, “Birchbox” written by Indu Perepu and Alok Kavthankar also won a prize in the same competition. This case discusses a beauty products subscription startup Birchbox, and the challenges it faced in its quest for growth.
The other winning cases were from B-schools in Ireland, Canada, and Brazil. The cases selected from this competition are used in the John Molson MBA International Case Competition, where students from reputed B-schools analyze them and compete for the top honors. The Walmart case was selected for the finals of the competition.
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ICFAI Business School Hyderabad is one of the leading providers of cases worldwide. The Case Research Center (CRC) at the IBS has developed around 6,000 cases that are used by more than 800 B-schools in more than 75 countries annually.
About ICFAI Business School: The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) is a Deemed-to-be-University under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. IBS (Faculty of Management) is a constituent of IFHE. Within a short span of time since it was established in 1995, IBS Hyderabad has grown impressively and achieved widespread recognition from the industry, academic circles and professional bodies in the last 20 years. It is a premier business
school that has been consistently ranked by independent rating agencies as one of the top 10 B – Schools of India. It is one of the first business schools in South Asia to receive the prestigious SAQS accreditation. NAAC, an autonomous institute of University Grants Commission has also accredited The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed to be University) with ‘A’ Grade with an impressive score (institutional CGPA) of 3.43 out of 4.
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