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“Pushing the boundaries of sustainable quality coffee sourcing”
UC Davis MBA Team Advances to Semifinals of the Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge 2014

A team of four UC Davis MBA students has advanced to the semifinals of the Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge 2014. The world’s leading premium portioned coffee brand, Nestlé Nespresso’s interest in engaging with the academic world inspired 59 proposals from business schools around the globe  this year.

Nepresso challenged student teams to come up with innovative ideas related to sustainable quality coffee sourcing.The evaluation criteria included: demonstrated understanding of the business situation presented in the case, creativity/quality of the proposed management response to the situation, general feasibility of the proposal for Nespresso adoption, and the quality of the quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Proposals from the 15 semifinalists are now being considered by noted experts in the field of business and sustainability. The three finalist teams will be announced in early May. These teams will attend the final judging round at Nespresso headquarters in Switzerland on June 13.

Meet the UC Davis team

Two Full-time MBA students and two Bay Area MBA students collaborated and put their knowledge and skills to work on the UC Davis proposal.

  • Azlan Musa (Full-time MBA)
  • Rashmi Ekka (Full-time MBA)
  • Mingyu Qu (Bay Area MBA)
  • Anh Nguyen (Bay Area MBA)
  • Faculty Advisor: Professor Shannon Anderson

Read more about the Nepresso MBA Challenge