Schulich wins 2015 MBA Games
TORONTO, ON – Wednesday, January 7, 2015 – The Schulich School of Business at York University is proud to announce that Team Schulich defeated teams from 21 other Canadian graduate business schools to win the 2015 MBA Games.
The win – Schulich’s sixth MBA Games victory since 2003 – returns to Schulich the Queen’s Cup and the right to host the 2016 MBA Games next January. Schulich also hosted the 2004, 2011 and 2014 MBA Games.
About 650 students from 22 universities competed in this year’s games at DeGroote School of Business. Schulich won first place overall, including placing first in the case competition, in which teams were required to present an economic plan to make Hamilton a preferred destination for investment and workplace talent. Points were awarded across contests in three categories, including a spirit competition and a sports contest. Ryerson placed second overall and DeGroote third.
Participants in the 2015 MBA Games also raised charitable donations of more than $35,000 for Ronald McDonald House.
“I am so incredibly proud of Team Schulich,” said coach Joe Fayt, a marketing instructor at Schulich. “They worked very hard and came together as a team, and supported each other over the course of the weekend.”
“It’s an honour to win the MBA Games, given the calibre of students attending from all of the other schools,”added Fayt. “And we all got to meet so many amazing people from business schools from across the country.”
Fayt also thanked RBC, Team Schulich’s corporate sponsor. “RBC has been sponsoring the Schulich MBA Games team since 2001, and we could not do this without their very generous support,” he said.
Schulich MBA students will compete in several other national and international case competitions throughout 2015, including the regional competitions for the prestigious Hult Prize, Schulich’s own Developers’ Den, the Schulich International Case Competition, the Sanofi Challenge and others, said Fayt, who provides coaching support to many of the competing students. Schulich has sent case competition teams to Shanghai, Dubai, Paris, London, Sao Paulo, New York City, Boston and San Francisco.
Watch the inspiring video from 2015 MBA Games at http://vimeo.com/115948954
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 #1 in the world by Corporate Knights, the world’s largest circulation magazine with an explicit focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, and #2 in the world by the Aspen Institute (a Washington, DC-based leadership think tank) in global surveys that identify 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 among the world’s leading schools by The Economist, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek and Expansión, Mexico’s leading business publication. The Kellogg-Schulich EMBA program is ranked #1 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.
For more information, please contact:
Joe Fayt, Team Coach
Schulich Marketing instructor