16 business schools from around the globe participate in UBC case competition

Apr 3 2019, 7:40 pm

A total of 16 schools from around the world recently took part in the  Sauder Summit Global Case Competition, held at the UBC Sauder School of Business.

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The event was part of the Sauder Summit, a weeklong, volunteer-run global case competition where students from 16 elite business schools around the world participate in Sauder’s most prestigious competition.

The case competition consisted of three cases sponsored by different companies. Through the competition, students also had the opportunity to attend social events planned by the organizers.

According to organizers, case competitions such as this provide an opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge gained throughout their education by working on a “real world” case from a company.

Teams are given case studies describing business problems faced by Canadian companies and not-for-profit organizations. The teams then perform research and ideate to create the most effective solution under a time constraint. This solution is presented to a panel of judges through a verbal presentation.

The judges, consisting of industry professionals and executive members of the case and sponsor companies, ask questions to challenge the recommendations and rank the teams based on their analysis and strength of their recommendations.

This year’s event included over 80 UBC student volunteers and 64 student competitors from schools which included:

  • Copenhagen Business School
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Maastricht University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • Singapore Management University
  • UBC Sauder School of Business
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Universidad Panamericana
  • University of Glasgow
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Washington
  • University of Southern California

Organizers said the goal of the summit is to “foster an exciting, high calibre environment that promotes student growth on both a personal and professional level.”

By bringing together different ideas and perspectives from all over the globe, they said, “we offer a truly special experience for everyone that is involved.”

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Sauder Summit Global Case Competition