For the second year running, the Haskayne 24 Hour Case Competition took place in Calgary from March 10-13, 2011. Four SFU MBA students, Kelvin Chiu, Kathleen Williams, Timothy Charles and Connie Chang, rose to the challenge and represented the Beedie Graduate School of Business in this intense competition.
The SFU team delivered a solid strategic growth plan for Fotolia, a European online photostock company that is currently expanding into North America, and was commended for our logical thinking and professionalism by the Judging Panel. Up against 16 teams from ten MBA schools across Canada, we stood out with our genuine enthusiasm, light-spirited West Coast style and tastefully coordinated dress attire. By the end of the event, we were proud to rank 2nd in our division, coming close behind the experienced Queen’s team, who moved onto the Finals to achieve 2nd place in the overall competition.
This was SFU’s first year to enter the Haskayne Case Competition, which hopefully sets the stage for many years of future involvement. We would like to take the opportunity to encourage all students to consider undertaking this unique case competition experience, as it is truly an once-in-a-lifetime learning experience and team-building opportunity that goes beyond what can be achieved in the traditional classroom setting.