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Leeds Students Reach the Final of International Business Agility Lab

Leeds International Business students Adelina Argilashka and Dongjian Wu reached the final of the International Business Agility Lab hosted by the University of Maryland, USA.

Leeds University Business School offers congratulations to International Business students Adelina Argilashka and Dongjian Wu who reached the final of the International Business (IB) Agility Labs Case challenge, hosted by the University of Maryland, USA. 

The IB Agility Labs are short-term virtual case challenges that allow undergraduate students to learn from global business leaders, collaborate with international peers, and focus on business resilience. Students will benefit from exposure to an international company, work on teams with business students around the world, and gain hands-on case experience to build their resumes and CVs. As part of Leeds University Business School’s involvement in the Global Business School Network (GBSN), these labs are offered at no cost to students.

The focus this Agility Lab was a project entitled “sustainability in Iceland”. Working in teams of students from universities around the world, Dongjian and Adelina developed a global scale-up strategy for Carbfix, the owner of new technology that can capture and store CO2 into rock, with the potential to substantially reduce global CO2 emissions. Adelina, a second year International Business and Marketing student, was part of the winning team (pictured above) that successfully presented their ideas to a prestigious international panel.

Professor Iain Clacher, Pro-Dean for International at the Business School commented on the relationship with GBSN:

“Being part of the Global Business School Network gives our students these great opportunities to take part in initiatives like Agility Labs.”

It helps give them real world experience in a realistic setting that helps equip them with the skills to forge successful careers in global business or multi-national corporations.

“It is great to be able to partner with other top Business Schools such as Maryland Smith and their partners Bowie State University, Morgan State University, Solvay Brussels School of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.”

Image of the winning team courtesy of Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland