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University team in the finals of Nordic championship in business and economics

Press release   •   Oct 09, 2019 11:15 CEST

Oliver Andersson, Marcus Westerlund och Henning Kihlberg

The University of Gävle’s team is qualified when the three top teams from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden respectively compete in the finals of the Nordic championship in business and economics in Stockholm the coming weekend.

Oliver Andersson is looking forward to competing against renowned business schools and sees the finals as a quality label for the programme at the University of Gävle.

“I like competing, and it is fun to compete in business and economics, to get an opportunity to show what you know in a different way.”

Oliver comes from Järpen in Jämtland and plans to continue with his studies. He is especially interested in how to manage businesses by using knowledge gained from the analytical parts in the programme.

“I think that the programme in Gävle is of a very high standard and the city is really good.”

To be a finalist is an extra bonus to Marcus Westerlund, after the Swedish championship. To be able to show that Gävle is better than many larger schools is a good thing, he thinks.

“It is going to be super exciting. It would be great to be the first Swedish team ever to win the Nordic championship.”

Marcus is from Täby, Stockholm and works part time at Handelsbanken. His plan is to move back to Stockholm and continue to work there.

“The lecturers are very knowledgeable here. It has been an exciting adventure in which I have met many new people.”

Henning Kihlberg looks forward to competing against the largest and most excellent schools in Sweden and the Nordic countries.

“It is great to be part of all this, to represent our school in such a context.”

Henning is from Härnösand and his aim is to continue with his studies and become an accountant in the future.

“The programme is good and Gävle is a small and cosy student city where everything is in one place and easy to get to.”

“A fine proof of quality for the programme at Gävle”

Jonas Kågström

Jonas Kågström

Last year in Norway, Copenhagen Business School won, slightly ahead of Stockholm School of Economics and Jonas Kågström, Chief Judge 2019, finds the competition this year exciting on very many levels.

“We get an opportunity to show what Swedish students know and as the University of Gävle now competes in the finals, it becomes evident that the standard of regional university colleges is high. And last, but not least, you get a chance to compete and show that you are good at something that isn’t sports. I find it incredibly liberating,” Jonas Kågström concludes.

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Jonas Kågström, chief judge and senior lecturer in business administration at the University of Gävle.
Phone: 070-372 11 61

Text: Douglas Öhrbom
Foto: Henning Kihlberg

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