October 17, 2008

MBAs From Across Nation and UK to Compete for Money Prizes and Recognition at First Ever International MBA Sales Competition Saturday

In the first such competition of its kind, MBA students from business schools across the nation and globe will gather at the MIT Sloan School of Management tomorrow month where they will compete for cash prizes, recognition and on-the-spot recruiting opportunities.

The event is hosted by the MIT Sloan Sales Club, which promotes sales as a critically important and fundamental skill necessary for any business career. The International MBA Sales Competition is designed to challenge the managerial sales skills of top business school students.

In the event's first round, three students will be selected from each of the participating MBA schools, which include Kellogg, Wharton, Babson, MIT, Haas Berkeley, Stanford, HBS, London Business School, BU, Tuck and Columbia. These students will come to MIT Sloan on October 18, where they will compete in a case competition based on real-life sales situations, including one-on-one sales pitches and group sales presentations, with each school represented by its top three students. The VIP judges include vice presidents from Google, Microsoft, American Express, HP and Novell.

To close the event we will have Bob Metcalfe as a keynote speaker exploring his paper on the Zen of Selling.

For more information, please visit: http://www.sloansalescompetition.com/sales/agenda.php.