Montreal - January 12, 2015
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, saw Montreal weather at its worst - snow, freezing rain and sheer misery. Miraculously the coaches and all the team members from the Ben-Gurion University Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management arrived in time to prepare for the Competition and were able to attend the CABGU Cocktail. Twenty-five devoted Board members and supporters braved the storm along with Avi Bar Louis, Deputy Consul-General of Israel, to meet and mingle with the visitors.
Throughout the week of January the team participated in 5 case presentations, pitted against students from Canada, China, the U.S. and Sweden. The cases, all of which were based on real problems in real companies, challenged the participants to use all their knowledge and skills to deal with the complexity of modern business. Though BGU didn't win their cases, the team members certainly gained tremendously through their experience and by observing other teams in action as well.
The Competition, which is run entirely by John Molson School of Business MBA students, provides lots of extracurricular activities - yoga early in the morning, networking opportunities, attendance at the Habs -Tampa Bay game, indoor ice-skating and lots of late-night Karaoke.
A special thank you is due to Michèle Richman, a new member of our CABGU National and Quebec staff, who co-ordinated the Cocktail and performed many behind-the-scene tasks.
For the fifth year in a row we are delighted and grateful for the support of many generous donors who have made BGU's participation in the John Molson MBA International Case Competition possible. Our deepest thanks to all of you who provided financial support, including our corporate donors whose names are shown below, and to those who attended the Cocktail event and those who came to encourage the team during the case presentations. You have truly made a difference to this group of young students and to Israel's future.