Schulich BBA students place third at Ethical Leadership Competition
Zahra Suriaya (3rd year), Shreekrithi Gowrishankar (4th year) and Amirarshia Rahimisadegh (4th year) followed in the footsteps of other Schulich BBAs by representing Schulich for the fourth year in a row in the finals of the Ted Rogers Ethical Leadership Case Competition. The team finished in third place.
The national competition involved a weeklong case prep followed by a presentation Saturday morning. After reaching the finals, the students were presented with a “twist” that required them to adapt their original presentation within a two-hour timeframe. This year’s case involved Health Care Management and presenting a concrete solution for a board of directors that involved human resources, operational, ethical, and public relations issues. The competition is the largest annual ethics-based case competition in Canada.
“This competition taught me that being an ethical business leader is really challenging because you are dealing with many people with diverse opinions,” said Gowrishankar. “During the preparation for this competition, I developed my presentation, research, and case analysis skills. Mona did a great job preparing us. She gave us some practice cases to work through and provided us with very specific feedback which helped us improve our overall presentation. I feel proud of our team for making it to finals.”
“We are very proud of our students’ consistent ability to use what they learn in the classroom to build strong viable solutions for the issues that plague companies around the world,” said Mona Afrouz, Schulich Marketing & Management Instructor and Case Competition Program Director. “Ethical leadership and social awareness are becoming more and more important globally, so it is incredible to see Schulich School of Business continuously rise to the top with their solutions and strategies.”