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College of Business Teaming Up With Gov. Bryant, MEC, and Other MS Public Universities for Social Business Challenge

8-27-14 - Mississippi State's College of Business is teaming up with the Mississippi Economic Council, Gov. Phil Bryant and other MS public universities to launch IHL's Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge.

The Challenge invites teams of students come up with creative solutions to address some of Mississippi's most pressing problems. Open to any public university student, the challenge requires students to work in teams of six with at least one faculty adviser.

Teams will compete first in an on-campus challenge held in the fall. Each team will develop a business plan, outline their concept in a tabletop display and present their ideas to the judges in a brief oral presentation that may include a video.

The winning teams from each of the on-campus Challenges will advance to a state competition, which will be held on March 12, 2015 in Jackson in conjunction with Universities Day at the Capitol. The table displays will be available for viewing in the Rotunda of the State Capitol from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Five business leaders will serve as the judges for the event.

MSU Provost Jerry Gilbert, Dean Sharon Oswald, Management Professor Danny Holt, and student entrepreneur Charles Parker were featured in today's statewide press release.

To view the full story, visit the link below:

http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/ihl/newsstory.asp?ID=1106

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