The summary article of WSJ's 06 B-School Ranking announcment
Can Rwanda produce infant formula as an alternative to breast milk for HIV-positive mothers?
That was the question Mark Bailey, a second-year M.B.A. student at the University of Michigan, and his team members tackled last spring. For the group's multidisciplinary action project, Mr. Bailey spent about a month in Rwanda investigating the supply of milk, soy, vitamins and other raw materials and found that at this point the African nation would have to import most of them. But he and his classmates concluded that an infant-formula plant is still possible and that it could both improve the infant-mortality rate and promote new business development.
Sponsored by the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative, the assignment addressed Mr. Bailey's interest in both nonprofit and international management. "With the Rwanda project during the school year and my summer internship working on strategies for Moroccan textile firms to enter the U.S. market," Mr. Bailey says, "I gained double the experience that many M.B.A.s get at other schools."