Beedie School of Business

A First Place for SFU at the BC MBA Games 2015

November 23, 2015

Teams of students in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program represented SFU at the first ever BC MBA Games in Nanaimo last month. From Oct. 16 to 18, our graduate students faced opponents from UBC, Thompson Rivers University, Univerisiy of Victoria and Vancouver Island University in academic, team sport and spirit competitions.

Vanouver Island University placed first overall this year, and we are proud to announce that SFU took the top spot in the Social Enterprise/Finance Case Competition!

Dragonboat Tug of War

SFU's winning team (l to r): Matt Osler, Lakshika Mylrajan, Jehanne Burns and Zainab Malik

Team bonding

"The biggest takeaway from the weekend was the fact that we came as separate groups of people and by the time we left it felt like we were one big community. It was incredible that we could transform as much as we did in such a short period of time,and under such crazy and unexpected conditions."

- Leanne Buhler, Graduate Business Women's Council; Class representative for the Part-time MBA program

 

A key objective for the BC MBA Games was to promote the spirit of volunteerism and community fellowship. It also provided MBA students in BC with an opportunity to practice their skills in preparation for the National MBA Games in January 2016.  

If you want to help support SFU in the 2016 National MBA Games, you can start by liking and/or sharing the Beedie School of Business video entry - "Beedie Break!" You can also find out more about the inaugural BC MBA games by reading Zainab Malik's student engagement article