The Ring

Business students take honours in ‘fierce’ commerce games

Mon, 2012-01-30 17:54

Gustavson School of Business BCom students took top honours in academic case competitions and were first-place finishers in two other significant categories at the annual Jeux De Commerce (JDC) West Business Competition. JDC West is the largest student-run business competition in the west and is a three-day event that took place Jan. 14 and 15 at the University of Alberta. This year, over 500 business students from 11 western universities participated.

The games focus on several areas of leadership including academics, athletics, social and charity. In academic case competitions, where students must quickly analyze and present solutions to business problems across a range of subjects, Gustavson students earned a first for non-profit, a second in human resources and took a third in accounting. The team of 47 students also placed first in participation, which recognizes the efforts of the entire team based on attendance, sportsmanship and citizenship, and they won a first in “social” which resembles an “Amazing Race” style of competition.

“The competition is fierce and students worked very hard,” says Dr. Dale Ganley, coach and assistant professor at the Gustavson School of Business. “Our students demonstrated leadership, adaptability and passion, which is the focus of our programs, and that’s what put them on the podium.”