January 31, 2012
UCLA Anderson to Compete in the Hult Global Case Challenge
Top-tier schools will go head-to-head in $1M poverty challenge
LOS ANGELES -- The Hult Global Case Challenge announced that two teams from UCLA Anderson School of Management have been accepted to compete in the 3rd Annual Hult Global Case Challenge (Hult GCC) - an initiative that brings together top students from all over the globe to generate solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges. The Hult GCC, in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and its newly selected partners Habitat for Humanity, SolarAid and One Laptop per Child, will focus on developing catalytic solutions to the global poverty crisis.
The 2012 Hult Global Case Challenge will focus on breaking the cycle of global poverty through developing sustainable solutions that will provide affordable housing, affordable energy, and affordable education to the bottom of the pyramid. USD 1 million in seed capital is made available annually to provide funding to pilot the very best ideas.
"The Hult Global Case Challenge is thrilled that UCLA Anderson has joined the initiative," said Stephen Hodges, President of the Hult International Business School. "This year's competition has tripled in size, bringing together some of the most talented students to help solve world poverty which can benefit billions of people."
The team of UCLA Anderson students working on the energy issue includes Blaire Woloz, Thomas Schmitz, Kristin (KC) Fox, Sang Ahn and Jon Erickson. A team working on education includes Nicole Bolton, Laura Parker, Kenny Laio, James Vogl and Ryan Aurori.
Each team selected was chosen from more than 4,000 applications received. Most colleges and universities had multiple team applicants with one or two teams from each school being chosen.
The Hult GCC regional competitions will take place on February 24-25, 2012 on Hult International Business School's five campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai.
All regional winners will be flown to New York City for the final competition, which will be held on April 26, 2012, concluding with an award ceremony at one of New York City's most prestigious landmarks, the New York Public Library. Every finalist will receive the opportunity to meet and have photos taken with President Bill Clinton, who will serve as the keynote speaker and present the winning team with the award.
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About Hult International Business School
Hult is the world's most international business school with campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. The School offers a range of business-focused programs including MBA, Executive MBA, Master and Undergraduate degrees. Hult's one-year MBA program is ranked in the top 30 in the world by The Economist and among the top 100 by the Financial Times. www.hult.edu
About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides a distinctive approach to management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in its MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs. Combining selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs and a world-wide network of 37,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.
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