MBAs Bring Home Concordia Cup

[img_assist|nid=728|title=|desc=Memorial U. 1988 MBA Case Team: (l-r) front ‚Äî Roberta Ellis Hayes, Louise M. Handrigan, Faculty Advisor Anne Dillinger; back ‚Äî Gordon A. Forsey, J. Paul Walsh, Associate Dean Dr. R.A. Barth, Bradford Wicks, Faculty Advisor Prof. Alex Faseruk.|link=node|align=right|width=420|height=274]Four MBA students are the winners of the seventh annual Concordia MBA Case Competition Championship held January 20-24, 1988. The team members, Gordon A. Forsey, Louise M. Handrigan, J. Paul Walsh and Bradford Wicks, travelled to Montreal to compete against 15 other teams of MBAs from business faculties across Canada. The MUN team emerged as the national champion, and returned to St. John’s with the prized Concordia Cup (see picture). The Universities of Ottawa and Alberta placed second and third respectively. Professor Alex Faseruk, Ann Dillinger (lecturer) and Glenn Rowe (part-time instructor) advised the team and the alternate member, Roberta Ellis-Hayes. The coaching and honing of skills over a lengthy period of preparation benefited greatly from the advice and guidance of managers and executives of Associates Program companies, who contributed their time and expertise. Many thanks – it paid off beautifully!

Besides the awards dinner and ceremony in Montreal, the team’s first-place finish was recognized by the Bank of Montreal with a $2,000 award. In addition, the team was honored by the faculty’s advisory board at its February 24th luncheon, and enjoyed dinner at The Flake House as personal guests of Mr. Rex Anthony, chairman of the advisory board.

One week prior to the MBA competition, three of Memorial’s bachelor of commerce students travelled to Queen’s University to compete in the tenth annual Intercollegiate Business Case Competition. The undergraduate team of Blair Earle, Ruth Major, and Maria Sharpe finished second to the University of Calgary in the policy division of the competition. In the adjudication by the judges, the team members were praised for their confidence and professionalism.