Calling all students and graduates to enter the FT’s MBA Challenge

An opportunity for you to use your business skills to make a difference.

This year, participating teams are being asked to help Stop the Traffik, a non-governmental organisation, decide how best to promote the organisation’s STOP app – designed to help people report any signs of human trafficking and forced labour they see.

In round one of the challenge, registered teams submit a short proposal of their recommendations. In round two, shortlisted teams are partnered with a mentor and asked to create a 12-page business plan based on their proposal.

At least one member of the team must be studying for an MBA at the point of registration. The rest can be university-level students or graduates of any discipline, but at least one must be living in Europe, a second in the Americas and a third in Asia or Africa.

The team must consist of members from at least two different universities/ schools.

Last year’s winners represented University of Alberta School of Business (Canada), the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, HEC Paris and London Business School. The team created a business plan for the International Rescue Committee.

To register a team or if you are looking to join a team or seeking members, then sign up for our team matching service – email

The deadline to register your team and your interest is Friday April 29.

The deadline to submit short proposals for round one is Friday June 3.

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Thank you for your time and best wishes,

The Financial Times | FT Business Education