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2014 Microsoft Business Innovation Challenge

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October 17, 2014 • Tuck School of Business

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-3-16-21-pmCreate, Compete, Win – 2014 Microsoft Business Innovation Challenge.

In a team of three, you will propose the single most important challenge Microsoft should tackle with Windows as Microsoft looks to gain the two most precious commodities in today’s business environment: market share and human attention. Solutions will be presented to a panel of alumni on campus from various business disciplines (finance, marketing, business development), and the winning team from each school will compete in New York against students from other top business schools. Microsofts believes this competition will provide teams with hands-on education and practical experience in a dynamic and global industry as they consider applying to and before interviewing with technology firms in the spring.

Microsoft has invited the following schools to participate in this competition:

  • Tuck School of Business
  • The Wharton School
  • Harvard Business School
  • Columbia Business School
  • MIT Sloan School of Management

Register: Form teams of three within your school. Competition is open to first-year full-time MBA students only. Register your team by 5pm PT on October 17: 

Timeline & Next Steps
Learn More: View the online announcement for the business innovation challenge. 
October 13-17: Team registration
October 17: Business Challenge materials distributed to teams
October 21: Alumni Preparation – Microsoft and Windows transformation overview conference call

First Round of Competition:

  • October 30: Columbia Business School
  • November 4: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • November 6: MIT Sloan School of Management
  • November 7: Harvard Business School
  • November 12: The Wharton School

Official Rules
No Purchase Necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. 18+ who are current full time students at a qualifying business school. Round 1 ends at 5:00 p.m. the day before your school event. For details, see Official Rules.

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