FT MBA Quiz 2015

Test your business knowledge while raising funds for the International Rescue Committee

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The FT MBA Quiz invites business schools worldwide to submit a team of students and/or alumni to pit their wits against each other at the FT’s London offices. Compered by FT management editor Andrew Hill, the contest on February 24 2015 will test teams’ knowledge of business and raise money for the International Rescue Committee, the humanitarian charity and FT seasonal appeal partner.

The event - won last year by the team from Imperial College Business School - will also mark the launch of the annual FT MBA Challenge, in which students can apply their new skills to help the charity.

Who should enter:

This event is aimed at business schools worldwide. Entry is limited to one team per school.

Team size: 3-6 members

Team entry fee: £2,000 donation to the IRC

Venue: FT offices in London, One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL

Schedule:

  • 18:00 Team registration & networking
  • 18:30 Welcome speeches
  • 18:45 Challenge starts
  • 19:45 Intermission followed by the final round
  • 20:30 Winner announced
  • 21:00 Event ends

FT coverage:

All teams will participate in the first four competitive rounds and then the two leading teams will compete in the final round. The final round will be filmed for the FT Business School channel on ft.com.

Deadline for entry: February 21, 2015

To enter or for more information, please call Charlotte Clarke +44(0)207 873 4413 or email mba.challenge@ft.com

Sample questions:

1) This year’s quiz on February 24 will raise funds for the International Rescue Committee, which supports humanitarian aid and development in more than 30 countries. How many refugees in northern Syria does the organisation hope to train for employment this year?

2) Last week, US technology group Apple reported the most profitable quarter in corporate history with the iPhone generating 68.6 per cent of the company’s overall sales. Apple’s net profit for the three months to December beat which oil and gas company’s previous quarterly record set in 2012?

3) In a recent “Lunch with the FT” interview, Brian Chesky said: “Letting out an inflatable mattress to someone you’d met over the internet sounded to many like a crazy idea. But if it didn’t sound crazy, someone else would have done it already.” Mr Chesky is co-founder and chief of which a $13bn business?

4) Seven European business schools entered the MBA quiz in 2014. Which UK business school won?

Answers:

1) Around 1,000

2) ExxonMobil

3) Airbnb

4) Imperial College Business School

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