The “Future Leaders Fundraising Challenge” is a one-week leadership course at the outset of WHU’s MBA program that is designed to teach leadership through experience, to preview topics covered throughout the MBA program, and instill in students a lasting sense for leaders’ social responsibility beyond their organizations. The students work in teams on a different challenge every day. The ideas produced during the week and the funds that the students raise benefit the children’s rights organization Save the Children. Since April 2016, the MBA students have raised more than €196,433.75 for Save the Children.
Now in its third year, the sixth Future Leaders Fundraising Challenge began on September 3, 2018 and was led for the first time by Professor Dr. Jane Lê, Holder of the Chair of Strategic Management. “The key takeaway is that learning is a continuous individual journey; a journey of reflection and growth that involves engaging others, recognizing and responding to mistakes, and quickly reacting to unexpected events,” said Professor Lê of the challenge. More than 100 new Full-Time and Part-Time MBA students took part in this latest challenge, raising a total of €48,278.99 for the charity’s cause.