CBS wins the KPMG Case Competition

Skrevet af Lars KrøldrupFelix Kasperek, translation - 11. marts 2013 - 15:540 kommentarer
This is what real winners look like when they’re heading for Madrid. From left: Rasmus Michler Mogensen, Anders Thorup-Jensen, Frederik Svanholm and Christian Kjær Sørensen.

The team that will represent Denmark in the finals of KPMG’s International Case Competition, KICC, in Madrid in April has been found. The winners are CBS students.

For the third year in a running, KPMG Denmark has held its International Case Competition, where students from the Copenhagen Business School, Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen competed in the discipline of solving and presenting a consulting assignment to a panel of judges consisting of two partners from KPMG and a Nordic executive from the airline Emirates, Teddy Zebitz.

It turned out to be a CBS team that solved the challenge most competently.

“All the solutions were very good, but we had to pick a winner, and the choice was the CBS team, who managed to convince the judges that their solution was the best. All the students have shown seriousness and great skill and it’s been very exciting to observe the process. We also hope that the talented students have been challenged and have learned something from the experience,” says HR senior manager in KPMG, Jette Ryttergaard.

The winning team consists of Rasmus Michler Mogensen, currently enrolled in the MSc. Applied Economics and Finance program, and Christian Kjær Sørensen, Anders Thorup-Jensen and Frederik Svanholm, all three enrolled in the MSc. in Finance and Strategic Management program.

Next stop: Madrid
From the 1st to the 6th of April 2013, the four winners will travel to Madrid to compete with students from 22 other countries.

The KICC is an important part of KPMG’s branding aimed at the students of the country’s universities and business schools, and an important part in attracting the biggest talents. This year’s finals were held in KPMG’s headquarters at Flintholm Station in Frederiksberg, followed by dinner and award ceremony at Hotel Arthur in Copenhagen.

“We can see that the students are happy to get the opportunity to participate in the many case competitions that are offered. In them, they can gain insight into the work-life of a consultant and as a company we get to meet the students in a different context than usual. That’s important to us,” says Jette Ryttergaard.

KPMG expects the KICC to return in 2014.