SPRINT WEEK: BEER INDUSTRY

MGJW Fellows alongside Anheuser-Busch-InBev (AB-InBev) Senior General Manager and Global Brewmaster, Brian Derr, and Director of Sales, Shareholder, & Operator of Brass Cannon Brewing Co., Matt Webb.

MGJW Fellows alongside Anheuser-Busch-InBev (AB-InBev) Senior General Manager and Global Brewmaster, Brian Derr, and Director of Sales, Shareholder, & Operator of Brass Cannon Brewing Co., Matt Webb.

What is a sprint? That is a question many outsiders to the William and Mary MBA program who listen to this year’s new 2018 schedule usually ask. For those in the military, if one has experienced a Battalion or above MDMP session then that is a close comparable. A sprint is a week-long exercise that is a standalone class inside itself worth one credit hour. For five straight days, each team either consults and gives a recommendation on an issue or deals with a crisis from the perspective of a company’s executive leadership.

The MGJW 2018 Cohort executed the Raymond Mason School of Business MBA Program’s first ever “Sprint Week”.

MGJW Fellows, Corinne Sims and Brandon Staub, recognized for outstanding performance during Sprint Week with other standout MBA students.

MGJW Fellows, Corinne Sims and Brandon Staub, recognized for outstanding performance during Sprint Week with other standout MBA students.

Students were afforded the opportunity to partner with some of the world’s most dynamic leaders in business to solvecurrent industry issues. In teams of five to six, the students tirelessly competed against each other for the opportunity topresent their recommendations to industry executives.  The week began with Molson Coors International President and CEO, Stewart Glendinning, introducing a problem to the MBA class and culminating with team presentations to former influential business leaders, successful entrepreneurs, and MBA program professors. As a testament to their stellar performance thus far in the program, a couple of the MGJW Fellows were also part of the winning teams.