Saint Mary's University, Halifax, recently hosted their 7th annual Business Case Competition on March 7 and 8, 2014, where a team of Cape Breton University students took top prize. All Bachelor of Business Administration students, Nicholas MacNeil, Matt Oliver, Justin Cashin and Patricia McCann came out on top.
“It was an excellent opportunity to gain experience in analyzing real-life business situations and preparing recommendations, in public speaking, in networking with other business students, and in presenting to business professionals,” says fourth year student, Patricia McCann.
The competition aimed to enable undergraduate business students to develop a variety of business skills in analyzing business problems and developing recommendations, to provide an opportunity for students to gain experience in public speaking and to improve their presentation skills, to give students an opportunity to present to business professionals (judges) and to learn to ‘think on their feet’ in responding to questions, to promote the positive qualities of business schools and their programs, and finally to provide an opportunity for networking with students from other business schools.
This competition was open to all universities in the Atlantic Provinces and offered prizes of $500 to the first place team, $250 to the second place team, and $100 to the third place team.