A Case of deja-vu
[img_assist|nid=774|title=|desc=The Case Competition’s best Quebec team for the third year in a row is from Concordia. It placed fifth best overall. This year’s team comprised (left to right) Marc Shwec, Bernard Tourillon, Tracy Best and Randy Mauskopf. (photo: Jonas Papaurelis)|link=none|align=none|width=640|height=412]
Concordia’s team competing last week in the International MBA Case Competition was again the top team in Quebec for the third year in a row. The team came in fifth place overall, among the 24 teams at the 12th annual competition, improving their finish by one spot over last year.
The 24 teams were divided into four divisions, with the winner of each division advancing to the semi-finals. Concordia tied for first place with Newfoundland’s Memorial University in Division I. Organizers let Memorial advance by virtue of its win over Concordia in an early round, even though both teams enjoyed the same number of wins, points and the same margin of victory.
The competition went international last year, allowing non-North American Universities to enter for the first time. Several universities, including Concordia, have established courses to prepare students specifically for the Case Competition, and the four best in the class are sent to represent their school. Even organizing the event has become a one year, six credit course.
Otago University (second year in a row, from New Zealand)
Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
(tie) Semi-finalists ‚Äî University of Calgary and Memorial