Montreal - January 12, 2016
For the sixth consecutive year, CABGU Quebec has sponsored a team of MBA students from Ben-Gurion University to participate in the John Molson MBA International Case Competition at Concordia University. This year’s team, which consisted of 5 students from the Mandel Social Leadership Program at the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management (GGFBM) at BGU, was ably coached by Dr. Yaron Lahav from the GGFBM and Meital Magid, a past competitor who has acted as Assistant Coach on several occasions.
The next day, beginning with the “home team”, JMSB, our participants had the experience of matching their skills against the National University of Singapore, University College Dublin, the University of Arizona, and Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, who ultimately won the Concordia Cup. Victory eluded our students for the first three cases, but as the week progressed they rose to the occasion and won matches 4 and 5. It was evident that they used every case as an opportunity to hone their skills, and the results were excellent – they were sharp, focused and passionate.
Our students have gone back to Beer-sheva to resume their studies and jobs, knowing that they put their hearts - and chochma (wisdom) - into the competition.
We wish them the best of luck as they build their futures and hope that they will always cherish their time in Montreal, as we certainly did.
The coaches and team join me in extending a warm thank you to all of our generous supporters, particularly our corporate donors - Dorchester Investment Management, Prével, Schwartz Levitsky Feldman, Spiegel Sohmer and Reitmans Canada - and to our fundraisers, tour guides and "cheerleaders". A special note of thanks is due to Mark Mendelson, National CEO of CABGU, Israel’s Consul General Ziv Nevo Kulman and Deputy Consul General Avi Lev Louis for attending the MBA events and for their ongoing support.
We are very grateful for the generosity of our corporate sponsors, whose support has contributed to these students' professional enrichment.