Two teams of Georgian Business – Accounting students showcased their financial problem-solving skills at the 2013 CGA Ontario Case Competition held at George Brown College on March 23. They competed against 21 other teams from 16 Ontario colleges. Team A scored 87 per cent and Team B scored 83 per cent.
- Team A: Chantal Elis, Kaitlyn Magri and Andrew McGee
- Team B: Jessica Chmiel, Melissa Kan and Ashley Varcoe
The teams had two hours to devise an innovative solution to a set case study and 15 minutes to present their solution to a panel of judges. They also faced five minutes of questioning.
Georgian’s scores were a marked improvement over last year. Competition was fierce and the judges said it was difficult to select the top three winners.
George Brown College took first and third place while Fanshawe College claimed second. Each of the students on the winning teams received a scholarship toward a CGA professional studies course.
“The competition was a great opportunity for students to test their analytical and soft skills in a real-world environment,” says Andrew Dykstra, program co-ordinator in the School of Business. “The extra time they spent preparing for this paid off – they did an outstanding job!”
Thank you to the following sponsors who helped to cover Georgian’s expenses:
- BalancePlus Sliders Inc. (curling depot)
- BDO Canada Financial Services
- County of Simcoe
- Grant Thornton LLP (Mike Bunn)
- H&R Block
An additional kudos to Alan McGee for coaching students on the techniques of case analysis and Jeff Walther for coaching students on the art of presenting.
For more information, email Andrew Dykstra.