Montreal - March 10-15, 2015
A team of four exceptional students from BGU recently participated in the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (ECCC) at Concordia University. The ECCC, the only competition of its kind in Canada, run exclusively by students, was hosted at Concordia from March 10-15, 2015 for the second year in a row with a large variety of corporate partners and a diverse variety of world universities.
Uniting engineers and business students, the competition generates great new ideas and creates memorable experiences for the participants.
Each team is made up of two engineering students and two commerce students who work on a case that represents any number of plausible scenarios from the real world, from supply-chain management to the introduction of technology to a new market. The team is charged with preparing a 15-minute presentation to be delivered to a panel of four judges - each one from an engineering, business, entrepreneurship or “wildcard” background.
Coached by Professor Amir Shapiro and cheered on by Prof. Yael Edan of BGU’s Dept. of Engineering and Management, the team consisted of Nadav Kirsh, Ofir Bustan, Dor Sari and Ori Rotenberg. Representing mechanical engineering, finance, marketing, and industrial engineering/management respectively, the quartet did a splendid job of interpreting their three case challenges, developing a solution and presenting their final plan to the judges. Their total score fell in the median range compared to the other competitors, but given that this was the first time that BGU has participated in the ECCC, these results were excellent.
Here’s hoping that BGU sends another outstanding team to the ECCC in 2016!