Business sweep

(Edmonton) It was a winning weekend for two teams from the University of Alberta’s School of Business. The Alberta MBA team walked away with the prestigious Queen’s Cup, the top prize in the National MBA games, held this year at York University. The team, which took first place in the academic component, also nabbed the peer-voted Spirit Award and a second place trophy in the athletics division.

Meanwhile, in Winnipeg, a group of five students took first place in the 29th annual Manitoba International Marketing Competition, beating out 11 other teams from Europe, Africa and North America. The team was awarded the Walter Good Cup for solid performances in all aspects of the competition, including a presentation to a mixed corporate/ academic judging panel. Aside from the cup, the students also share a $4,000 prize.

“What a great beginning to the year and a great follow-up to our win in the Financial Executive International Best in Class competition,” said Dean Mike Percy. “The engagement of our students in competitions, international study tours and exchanges, and in our community is part of an incredible culture here at the school. Engagement brings excellence.”