The contests on March 1, 2018 were held at the public economics universities, that is Warsaw School of Economics and universities of economics in Katowice, Kraków, Poznań and Wrocław. Firstly the students had to do the test checking their knowledge of economics and management, which also required excellent orientation in current economics and business world situation as well as issues linked with the slogan of the this-year’s edition of the Olympiad – Business Success – people, image, strategy. In the second stage, best 50 contestants in each district worked in groups solving the set of case studies. The final stage was the team presentation of selected case studies to the Competition Commission. In each district, a group of 10 people were selected to take part in the Finals.
The contestants and their schools received awards already at the district stage. All participants of the district stage of the contest are entitled to participate in the e-learning course of business development and received books published by Difin. Their school will receive a discount for a year-long license of System Plagiat Szkoły plagiarism detecting system. On top of that, one of the schools, Kłodzko School of Entrepreneurship, received also a coupon for electronic equipment funded by Plagiat.pl company as the Olympiad special prize.
The Olympiad is organized by the Foundation for the Promotion and Accreditation of Economic Education. The co-organizers are the following universities of economics: Warsaw School of Economics and universities of economics in Katowice, Kraków, Poznań and Wrocław. These universities have offered the finalists and winners of the Olympiad significantly simplified qualification procedure. Additionally, the best contestants will receive attractive prizes. Apart from that, all participants of the contest district stage will be entitled to take part in an e-learning course of business development, will receive books published by Difin Publishing House and invitations to take the exam for YoungMBA Certificate.
Also the winners’ teachers and schools will be honored. In appreciation for their involvement, the tutors will receive valuable prizes. The schools of winners will be awarded with the set of publications helping their students to prepare for the next year’s contest. The Olympiad special award, a coupon for electronic equipment funded by Plagiat.pl company has already gone to a school drawn from among those whose students qualified for the district qualification, and all these schools received from Plagiat.pl a 50% discount for the one-year license and implementation of System Plagiat Szkoły plagiarism detecting system. Additionally, 25 schools from which the biggest number of participants applied will be awarded with literature on the subject related to the slogan of the Olympiad 13th round.
The results of the Entrepreneurship Olympiad are considered in the All-Poland Secondary Schools Ranking prepared by the Rzeczpospolita daily in cooperation with Perspektywy weekly.
The Entrepreneurship Olympiad is financed by the National Bank of Poland and the Polish-American Freedom Foundation acting as the Olympiad Strategic Partners, and gets a subsidy from The Ministry of National Education. The initiative is also supported among others by Difin Publishing House, Plagiat.pl, the Educational Enterprise Foundation, Polish Chamber of Commerce, the Employers of Poland, and the Business Centre Club Student Forum. The media patrons are Głos Nauczycielski and Perspektywy.pl,.
For more information contact Office of the Entrepreneurship Olympiad: tel. 22 564 9725, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school level test and other information about the project can be found on www.olimpiada.edu.pl.