The Ryerson MBA team continued its ownership of the podium at major MBA competitions with a second place finish at the 2016 MBA Games. This year’s event featured 20 MBA teams from across Canada and was hosted by the Schulich School of Business at York University from January 2nd to 4th.
This is the fourth year in a row that the Ryerson MBA team has finished among the top teams in the competition. Krysten Connely, who participated in the MBA Games for the second time, says the podium result demonstrates the quality of the Ryerson MBA: “Finishing second among over 20 MBA schools across the country is an incredible achievement that we are all proud of. Our ranking exhibits not only our strength and consistency across every single case, athletic competition, and team spirit event, but also our strong consideration of fairness, respect, and collegiality both on and off the court.”
The team placed 2nd in the Strategy case competition and 4th in the Finance case competition. In addition to their strong competition results, the Ryerson MBA team once again demonstrated its commitment to community building, raising $13,600 for Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada, an organization that supports families with children in hospitals.
Connely describes the experience as “an incredibly fast-paced three days of high energy, little sleep, and lots of fun” and says competitions like the MBA Games are some of the most rewarding parts of the Ryerson MBA program. “Whether it is a three-hour or two-week case, or focuses on marketing, finance, sustainability or strategy, a case competition boosts your applied skills overnight,” says Connely. “They give students hands-on experience with solving real-life business challenges, under a tight deadline, and delivering strategic solutions to a panel of executive judges, often on the lookout for top talent.“
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