Sauder's Core Capstone Course Concludes Successfully for MBA Students


VANCOUVER – From May 24-26, 2008, full-time MBA students at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia took part in the 2008 Core Capstone Course – a continuation of the MBA Core that students completed in December, 2007.

One of the primary objectives of the Capstone course is to help bring together the different concepts and skills MBA students have acquired both in the Core, Internship and post-Core modules at Sauder. This is especially vital as MBA graduates head out for new careers and management challenges that require integrated business approaches.

The Capstone Course consisted of two major components:

  1. In-class discussion of one integrated case.
  2. Several senior personnel from various business organizations gave teams of students a business issue to solve. Teams were allocated to one company and given 36 hours to analyze and devise a solution, which they presented to the panel and faculty.

Participating organizations/industry presenters at the Core Capstone Course included:

  • TeeKay Corporation: Bjorn Moller, CEO
  • Odlum Brown: Debi Hewson, CEO
  • Undercrown: Jeremy Castro, Founder
  • Plum Clothing: Ed des Roches, Founder
  • Advanced Window Glazing: Jacques Robert, CEO

The Integrated Core – an intensive 13-week foundation in finance, marketing, accounting, human resources, statistics, managerial economics, and information systems – is at the heart of the Sauder School of Business MBA program. The Integrated Core is team-taught as one comprehensive course reflecting the inherent complexity of the business environment. Subject areas are taught individually, as well as from an integrated perspective, developing the students' understanding of the true multi-dimensional nature of business.

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