Schulich School of Business wins 2018 MBA Games
TORONTO, ON – Thursday, January 11, 2018 – The Schulich School of Business at York University is proud to announce that Team Schulich braved the extreme Ottawa cold, alongside rival competitors from 16 other Canadian graduate business schools, to win the 2018 MBA Games.
The victory – Schulich’s seventh MBA Games win in 16 years – returns to Schulich the Queen’s Cup and the right to host the 2019 MBA Games next January. Since 2003, Schulich has placed first, second or third 15 times. The School also hosted the 2004, 2011, 2014 and 2016 MBA Games.
About 600 students from 17 universities competed in this year’s games at Telfer School of Management in Ottawa. Points were awarded across contests in three categories, including multiple case competitions, a spirit competition and several sports contests.
Team Schulich won first place overall, placing 1st in the Spirit Competition to create the winning MooseTube Video that best showcased the 2018 MBA Games theme of “More Together.” Through the Spirit Competition, Team Schulich raised $4,180 of the $45,311 raised for the Moose Hide Campaign’s “Safe Space, Safe Place” initiative to end violence toward women on university campuses across Canada. Team Schulich also placed 1st in the Diversity and Inclusion Case Competition; and 2nd in the Strategy and Finance Case Competitions.
Teams from Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management and UBC’s Sauder School of Business placed 2nd and 3rd overall, respectively.
“This was our year to win the MBA Games,” said Catherine Sim, Team Captain, who expects to graduate with a Schulich MBA degree later this year. “It feels great to bring the Queen’s Cup back to where it belongs.”
Competitors had to layer on extra clothing for the weekend-long event due to an unusually cold winter, said Sim, who is also Athletics Director for the Schulich Graduate Business Council. “The temperature in Ottawa was around -25°C. Team Schulich took part in a scavenger hunt where we had to take pictures of monuments around the city. Some of the men on our team had frozen beards. If that doesn’t prove dedication, I don’t know what does!”
“I’m so proud of our Schulich team. Every one of our 39 team members worked very hard to prepare, and they all came together as a strong team,” said coach Joe Fayt, a marketing instructor at Schulich. “It’s a real honour to win, particularly given the high calibre of teams competing from business schools across Canada.”
Fayt and Sim also thanked RBC, as Title Sponsor and a longstanding supporter of Schulich’s participation in the annual MBA Games, as well as the Schulich Annual Fund and 407 ETR for their generous support.
Schulich MBA students will compete in several other national and international case competitions throughout 2018, including the regional competitions for the prestigious Hult Prize, Schulich’s own Developers’ Den, and others, said Fayt, who provides coaching support to many of the competing students.
Watch Team Schulich’s inspiring MooseTube Video that best showcased the 2018 MBA Games theme of “More Together.”
Known as Canada’s Global Business School™, the Schulich School of Business in Toronto is ranked among the world’s leading business schools by a number of global surveys. Schulich’s MBA program is ranked #2 in the world by Corporate Knights, the world’s largest circulation magazine with an explicit focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, in a global survey that identifies which schools are doing the best job of preparing future business leaders for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business. Schulich’s MBA program is also ranked #1 in Canada and among the world’s leading schools by The Economist, Forbes, CNN Expansión and América Economía. Schulich is also ranked among the world’s top 25 business schools for a career in investment banking in a global survey by eFinancialCareers.com. The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program is ranked #5 in the world by The Economist and #1 in Canada by the Financial Times of London. For complete ranking details, please visit www.schulich.yorku.ca.
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