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MBA students compete in Calgary

Date Published: February 10, 2020


Last week, as Halifax struggled with an ice storm, our MBA students were storming the west at the 6th Annual East Meets West MBA Leadership Case Competition, held February 5-7th at Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.

Team members Mayank Narula, Aishwarya Jayaprakash, Navin Ramesh, and Ajaypal Singh were happy to travel across the country toshow the West Coasters how we do it on the best coast. They were accompanied by Sobey's case competition coordinator and coach, Breagh Matheson. 

The two day competition had two phases: in the first, students were placed in mixed teams to learn from each other and compete in solving a case.  Other schools commented after the mixed round that they learned a lot from the Sobey students and their method of case preparation. The second day was the home team competition. Sobey was extremely competitive, offering comprehensive solutions with complete implementation plans. 

The top two teams were DeGroote, from McMasters University, in first place; and Asper, from the University of Manitoba. Other business schools competing included John Molson, Haskayne, Ivey, Ted Rogers, Beedie and the University of Alberta. 


During the opening dinner, all the visitors were all inducted as “Honorary Calgarians” complete with a white cowboy hat ceremony. The team traveled to Banff and Lake Louise  on Saturday before catching the red-eye flight home to Halifax.

Coach and team want to thank the Sobey School for supporting their travel and opportunity to learn.

 

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