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SKEMA student shines at Global Case Competition at Harvard

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Mariia Shchegoleva (on the right in the photo), a Russian student from the MSc Corporate Financial Management programme, represented SKEMA at Harvard University. Her team finished second in the Global Case Competition at Harvard, an extremely selective student competition and among the most prestigious in the world.

​After three months of hard work on mergers and acquisitions, the team had to answer the question: “Should General Motors acquire Tesla?”


The team included representatives of different schools from across the world: SKEMA Business School, Saint-Gall University, HEC and ESADE. They finished second among more than 100 teams and 10 finalists.

The grand finale

During the final phase of the competition, the 10 finalists were invited to a reception at the iconic Cambridge Queen’s Head, a pub reserved for Harvard and its special guests. On the next day, the finalists presented their projects to a jury of major corporations involved in capital investment.
The event ended with a gala where the participants had the opportunity to talk to talented members of the other teams and top managers of the partner companies and financial institutions.


“This fantastic experience is a great example of the advantages a multicultural environment can bring. We all came from different business schools and different countries but managed to find a common ground to work on, share our viewpoints, skills and different ways of working, to work towards a common goal in the most efficient way,” asserted Mariia.

Sabrina Chikh, Director of the MSc, adds: "We are very proud to have among our students such ambitious and talented profiles as Mariia who, through these high level international competitions, spread the reputation of our school".

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Global Case Competition at Harvard

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