VIU's participation at the 2011 National MBA Games
It was the first time that VIU organized a team to participate in this nationwide event
Since 1988, the National MBA Games has matched Canada’s top business schools against one another to claim the prestigious Queen’s Cup. This year, from January 7th to 9th, over 600 participants from 20 different Canadian universities travelled to York University in Toronto to compete in three separate disciplines: academics, athletics and school spirit. As winners of the 2010 Games, the Schulich School of Business was offered the privilege to organize the 2011 MBA Games. It was the first time that VIU organized a team to participate in this nationwide event.
The VIU team was formed out of 12 MBA students only in comparison to the 40 delegates that other universities had. Due to being short on number and the fact that there were so many events overlapping, VIU team was not able to participate in all of the events. Even though the university had a small number of participants, VIU team ended up finishing in the 17th place overall out of 20 top MBA programs nationwide. VIU also took the 6th place in the marketing plan competition and ended 8th overall in the soccer event.
Overall the students had a good experience at the games establishing connections, interacting with different MBA programs across Canada and raising awareness of Vancouver Island University among the top Canadian Universities.
Check below some pictures from our students at the event: