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SBE students win JDCC School of the Year title and Academic Cup for fifth year in a row

Jan 27/14

For an unprecedented fifth year in a row, Laurier's School of Business and Economics students took home the coveted Jeux du Commerce Central (JDCC) School of the Year title and the prized Academic Cup. The competition was held Jan. 24 – 26, 2014 at the University of Guelph.

JDCC includes more than 600 delegates from 15 universities in Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes during which students compete in academic and social competitions, debate and sports. The academic competition includes eight cases: accounting, business strategy, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, and management of information systems. A team of three delegates are given three hours to solve each business case and build a presentation of their recommendations with limited resources and no connection to the internet or outside world. Industry experts judge the competitors on the feasibility and value of their proposal.

Here are Laurier’s scores for each of the competitions:

Academic:

Accounting: 2nd place
Entrepreneurship: 1st place
Finance: 3rd place
Human Resources: 2nd place >> Watch a video of our team presenting their case (at 6hrs:11mins)
International Business: 1st place >> Watch a video of our team presenting their case (at 4hrs:54mins)
Management of Information Systems: 3rd place

Sports:

Volleyball: 1st place

Debate: 1st place

Watch a video of our team debate, Laurier is Opposition and speaks second (at 1hrs:10mins)

Social
: 3rd place

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