The Bloomberg Businessweek Writing Competition

Posted: Thursday, March 28th 2013 at 12:15 PM

2013 Competition

The William A. Franke Bloomberg Businessweek* Prize for Excellence in Writing will be awarded to the undergraduate winners of a competition held for the purposes of encouraging and rewarding the writing and critical thinking skills of The W. A. Franke College of Business students.


Students will write an executive summary of a Businessweek article.  A section titled “Update” that includes updated research on the topic of the article should be included as the last section of the Executive Summary. Sources should be cited in APA format.

The chosen article is “Hewlett-Packard’s Free Fall” pp. 44-50 of the January 14–January 20, 2013 issue of Businessweek


All undergraduate students admitted to the Business Professional Program at The W. A. Franke College of Business are eligible to participate.


Up to three cash awards will be given to undergraduate students

Undergraduate Student Prizes

The Businessweek Prize: $250
Second prize: $150
Third prize: $75
Honorable Mention: no cash prize (but is a great addition to a resume)

The W. A. Franke College of Business reserves the right not to award any or all prizes if the judging panel determines that entries do not meet the standards of a winning paper.

* Our Bloomberg Business Week Connection

In our ongoing efforts to enhance curricula and enrich student learning, Northern Arizona University - The W. A. Franke College of Business is a proud university partner of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. To learn more about Bloomberg Businessweek B-School Connection's resources and benefits for students and faculty members, click HERE.

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