UQAM business team wins case competition

A team of business students from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) beat competitors from 16 other Canadian universities this weekend in Concordia University’s annual MBA case competition.

The teams, competing for the Concordia Cup, are judged by a panel of senior corporate executives on their ability to solve complicated business problems.

Concordia was second and Memorial University of St. John’s, Nfld., third.

The competitors were all students working on their masters’ degrees in business administration.

“It confirms the excellence of our programs,” said Prosper Bernard, vice-rector of communications at UQAM.

He said the competition is handled in the style of a court case, except that it deals with financial matters.

The students work out business solutions and make presentations before the panel of judges.

Bernard said UQAM shared top position in the contest with McGill University four years ago.

The winning students were Paul Doucet, Chantal Thérriault, Nor-mand Allaire and Guy Berard. Their coach was professor Yvan Allaire.