15th Best Entrepreneurship Classes at FoE

Posted on 2020-04-30

Case study competition "Best Entrepreneurship Classes" with the Student Foundation Forum Business Center Club Tri-City at the Faculty of Economics

On March 20, 2020, at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdańsk in Room C-301, the Provincial Final of the "Best Entrepreneurship Classes" competition was to be held as annually by the Student Foundation Forum Business Center Club Tri-City for secondary school students from the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic changed these plans.

Despite the adversities, thanks to the commitment of the organizers, the Provincial Finale was successfully carried out. From now on, students, organizers and members of the Competition Jury assessing their work began to work exclusively online.

The subject of the Competition was related to running a business, and the stage task referred to a sudden change in market conditions and a total loss of revenue generation as a result of a coronavirus pandemic. Similarly to the real conditions, the Competition participants operated under time pressure, having to solve a serious problem that their enterprise was facing. In addition, they had to present their solutions in the form of video, video conferencing or audio to discuss their solution.

On April 4, 2020, at 10:00 a new case study was made public. The teams had only 24 hours from the time of publication to solve the competition task and prepare a 5-minute presentation of the proposed solution with justification. Cooperation between team members had to be online due to epidemiological restrictions, which was included in the competition rules.

A detailed and multi-faceted evaluation of the papers sent by 10 teams that solved the problems presented in the case study was carried out by the Competition Jury in a remote form.

The meeting of the Competition Jury by teleconference took place on April 7, 2020. Dr Magdalena Markiewicz, Vice-Dean for Development and Cooperation with Business, was a member of the Competition Jury from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdańsk.

Chapter meetings were accompanied by a long discussion and comprehensive discussion of each proposal, as a result of which the winning teams were selected. The competition is characterized by a multi-faceted approach to evaluation related to their substantive content, but also to the form of presenting the results. It should be emphasized the high level of work of the winning teams, among which were two teams representing the III High School named after Bohaterów Westerplatte in Gdańsk and one team from the 1st High School with bilingual units named after Hieronim Derdowski in Kartuzy.

Congratulations to the winners!

All participants deserve applause due to their determination and flexibility, quick diagnosis of the problem, optimism and attempts to overcome adversity despite acting in conditions of uncertainty. Certainly, these will be qualities that help to operate both in business and in everyday life.

The winners will compete during the National Finals in June 2020, where they will represent the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

The Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdańsk was a partner of the Competition
, and the person involved in the coordination of the project was Ms. Julia Stasiewska, a third-year student of full-time bachelor studies in the field of International Economic Relations, specializing in International Business.

"The Best Classes in Entrepreneurship" is a nationwide project, created on the initiative of students actively operating in the Student Forum Business Center Club. Its purpose is to familiarize young people with the business environment, as well as to equip them with basic managerial knowledge and entrepreneurial skills. The competition has three stages and the content of the competition tasks reflects the issues of running your own business. As a result, students can feel like business owners or managers.

Before the first stage of the Competition, the organizers conducted 20 lectures at secondary schools, where they discussed various methods of setting goals.