Undergraduate business students from around the world came to Sauder last week for the third annual Sauder Summit Global Case Competition.
There were teams from top business schools representing eight countries from five continents at the six-day competition that tasked student teams with solving real business challenges. The Summit was organized by a group of UBC students, most of whom are in Sauder’s Bachelor of Commerce program.
Associate Professor Kin Lo, the team’s faculty advisor, says the competition is an excellent way for students from Sauder and other schools to apply their classroom learning to real challenges facing organizations today, and is a valuable opportunity for them to meet their peers from across the globe. He says it’s an example of the global outlook of the UBC BCom.
“This event reinforces the global stature of our school. All of the students involved – the organizers, volunteers and competitors – gain new perspectives on other cultures, which is essential in a world of global business opportunities,” Lo says.
The competition involved two five-hour cases, followed by a 24-hour case. The students also listened to several industry presentations from business leaders.
After three rounds of competition, the team from Australia’s QUT Business School was crowned the winner, while teams from the Copenhagen Business School and Tsinghua University were second and third.
Teams from the following schools took part: