Schulich Teams Vie for Coveted Dean’s Cup
The Graduate Business Council (GBC) at Schulich hosted the final round of the 2022-2023 Dean’s Cup case competition on March 17th. The Dean’s Cup is an annual case competition at Schulich involving student teams from all graduate programs who compete over four rounds to win the coveted title.
The finale was sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the event was attended by Schulich Dean, Detlev Zwick, Associate Deans, Kevin Tasa and Ashwin Joshi, together with a number of Schulich professors and instructors, previous GBC Case Directors, past winners of Dean’s Cup as well as industry professionals. The top five teams worked through a live case developing a competitive strategy for RBC to attract newcomers in Canada and the winning team, Case Masters, led by first-year MBA student Kunj Shah, impressed the judges as well as the audience.
“Case competitions like the Dean’s Cup test the skills our students have learned in class – everything from strategic analysis to solving problems,” said Dean Zwick. “They also provide a forum to showcase the incredible skills and talents of our students to potential recruiters and employers.”
The teams were coached by Schulich marketing instructor Joe Fayt, who helped them develop their case skills along with their presentation know-how.
The first three rounds of Dean’s Cup 2022-23 were sponsored by R Labs, Solactive, Stantec and CMC Canada. As a result of this year’s Dean’s Cup, the GBC helped 13 Schulich students secure an offer to intern at the sponsors, providing them with valuable real-world experience.