Well it’s official – SFU’s Segal Graduate School of Business will be represented by a team 40-strong at the 2011 National MBA Games in Toronto. The Games take place January 7-10 and will be hosted by last year’s winner, the Schulich School of Business at York University.
The MBA Games is an annual event where business schools across the country go head-to-head in academic, sport and spirit competitions. It promises to showcase the best of the best with 20 schools already registered for the 2011 event.
Within the academic category, teams are awarded points for their placing in a business simulation, case competition and marketing plan competition. The sport category includes basketball, soccer, ultimate and my personal favourite – dodgeball. (Side note: When I applied for the MBA program, I did not envision myself representing SFU Business on a dodgeball team… not once.)
The spirit competitions are even more diverse with artistic presentations, charitable contributions, MBA Q&A and mystery events. Clearly, schools who select MBA candidates from a variety of backgrounds do well in this category. They have a diversified student portfolio so when the task at hand is synchronized swimming or dance choreography, they can step up to the plate. There is also an award for “Spirit of the Games” where teams evaluate each other and decide which school showed the highest degree of spirit throughout the Games.
Are we excited to compete in the MBA Games? Yes! Will we have fun while we’re there? Absolutely!
Stay tuned for updates as the SFU team prepares for the Games in the next few weeks.