The alumni sailing team of the Executive MBA of the Athens University of Economics and Business competes against the world’s top business schools in the 16th Global MBA Trophy 2022
The alumni sailing team of the Executive MBA of the Athens University of Economics and Business competes against the world’s top business schools in the 16th Global MBA Trophy 2022.
London Business School and the Yacht Club of Greece hosted the 16th Global MBA Trophy in Microlimano, Piraeus, Greece. The sailing race that brings together accomplished business men and women from across the world was held again after a short break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Global MBA Trophy, an international event organized by the London Business School, includes sailing races amongst alumni and students of the world’s best business schools.
This year the race took place in Greece (7th - 9th of April) with the support of the Yacht Club of Greece. 24 crews from the world’s Top Business Schools participated, among which London Business School, INSEAD, Cambridge, Columbia, Cornell, HEC Paris, Kellogg, NUY Stern, Oxford, Bocconi, Darmouth, Wharton and IE Madrid.
Sailing races is an opportunity for high achieving MBAs to effectively exercise their skills: Planning and decision making, leadership, teamwork, endurance, effective communication, crisis management
Greece was represented by the AUEB Executive MBA alumni sailing team, which stood out by winning the 3rd place (first place: Tuck 2 Dartmouth and second place: HEC Paris).
The event lasted 5 days in total and in addition to the sailing race, it included events like participants’ welcome, conferring of awards and other social events aiming to bring alumni and students of the world's best business schools together for business opportunities or simple social encounters.
The Award Ceremony and dinner at the Yacht Club of Greece followed the end of the big race. Distinguished guests such as businessmen, diplomats and academics, attended the event, which offered an opportunity for interesting discussions and future collaborations.
A few words from the AUEB alumni team
The AUEB Executive MBA alumni sailing team worthily represented AUEB in the top inter-university sailing gathering, winning the 3rd place among 14 competing boats. Our team quickly managed to put into practice what we learned during our studies and finally bring these results through teamwork and leadership skills. During these three days we were particularly impressed by the fact that through this sport activity we found out how to implement skills and techniques that we had been taught in theory. This is a statement made by most of the participants of the other sailing teams as well. It is indeed a great experience for learning, fun, extroversion, and social networking.
A few words from Professor Vassilis Papadakis, Director of the AUEB Executive MBA
At the Executive MBA we encourage our teachers to pass on to students the theory and practice of business administration through experiential learning methods. Such an experiential tool is the Business Strategy Game, a strategy simulation game which runs for a whole semester, where students during their studies compete in teams. I am glad that our graduates not only choose to continue their experiential learning by competing with graduates of the best Business Schools in the world in a sailing race but are also able to stand out.