MBA games 2018

The rundown

The MBA class from the Sprott School of Business is sending 16 students (plus 2 captains) to the 2018 MBA Games at the University of Ottawa! These games are an MBA case competition between 25+ Canadian universities that take place January 5th to 7th in 2018. We have competed in the MBA Games for the last 5 years, and are extremely excited to be heading back this season. This year, as the games are being held in Ottawa, we hope to send a larger delegation to represent our University. We have some key sponsors, but we are in need of some funding to be able to allow as many students as possible participate in the games.

Background

The MBA games are an excellent way for the students in our MBA program to gain experience solving and presenting various business cases, while also networking with other Canadian MBA students and business people. The Sprott School of Business in combination with our key sponsors (RBC and Rockwell Collins) has successfully been able to send 10-16 MBA students to the games for the last 5 years; this year, the School has contributed enough funding to cover academic registration fees, as well as some accommodation and the costs associated with practices and coaches.

Rollout

Although the majority of the students personally contribute to the remaining costs, there are some key competitors who simply cannot afford to pay to compete. Any individuals who wish to compete in the spirit and sport components will also be required to pay an expensive $450 registration fee to participate. There are also several costs associated with non-registration factors. These include costs for Sprott MBA team outfits, costs associated with choreographing the opening dance and creating the team video. Furthermore, despite the event taking place in Ottawa, there might be some travel costs required to get team members to the event venues and for lodging. Overall, we anticipate needing an additional $3000 to fund costs outside the registration needs.

Impact

Any little bit helps! Simply put, without it, Sprott’s presence at the MBA games will be reduced this upcoming year and we are hoping to send as large a delegation as possible to represent Carleton well in our own city. This will enhance the experience of many MBA students, who have been preparing for these academic games for the last year of their degree. Help us make the most of these fantastic learning and networking opportunities that the games provide for them. With your help, Sprott will successfully be able to send their 16 academic competitors as well as other students to the games, and it will continue to develop and build a more positive reputation for the MBA program at the Sprott School of Business, and for Carleton University.

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