Albers-SJIM Virtual Competition

Students (virtually) come together from across the globe in collaboration to solve some of the worlds most pressing issues. Video created by Nils Gollersrud, Bridge MBA '20. 

Program Overview

In this competition, students from Seattle University and St. Joseph’s Institute of Management in Bangalore, India come together in collaboration by creating business solutions for a pressing social problem. Teams are intentionally made of students from both schools to consider the causes, effects, and possible solutions to global issues from a larger perspective. Past topics include the following: 

  • 2022 Topic: Urban Green Spaces
  • 2021 Topic: Responsible Consumption
  • 2020 Topic: Universal Digital Inclusion
  • 2019 Topic: Food Insecurity
  • 2018 Topic: Combatting Fake News
  • 2017 Topic: Bringing Recycling to Bangalore, India

Though this program is hosted by the St. Joseph's Institute of Management and the Albers School of business, all Seattle University students of all courses/departments/programs/schools are encouraged to participate!

Further Program Details & Sign-Up 

2018 SU Winners: Pictured (from left to right): Keisha Lugito, Kyle Yoo, and Anne Transier

Read about their experience on our blog!

In the competition, we were able to use information we have learned in class and apply it to our business, as well as really refine our researching skills. The process taught us how to write a business proposal, and showed us what a proper business presentation looks like. We have also built relationships that we wouldn’t have been able to before (including having new friends on Facebook!), and we will be able to use these relationships in the future!

Keisha Lugito, Kyle Yoo, and Anne Transier 2018 Albers-SJIM BPC Winning Team


Headshot of Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan

Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship

Amelia Marckworth

Amelia Marckworth