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MHC business students win provincial competition

March 21, 2012

MHC business students walked away with first prize in the 7th annual Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition at Lethbridge College last weekend.

Students Joel Higgins, Hailey Ward, Amy Fisher, Honey Froom and Jen Jacobs presented the best solution to a real business case in the competition. The student team was led by faculty advisor Darren Howes. 

“Last weekend’s win goes to show how hard these students have been working,” Howes said. “They took what they have learned in the classroom, applied it to a real world situation, and succeeded.”

This year’s competition was co-hosted by Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge.  Student teams from eleven Alberta colleges and polytechnics competed for the first three places and $8,000 in prize money provided the Certified General Accountants of Alberta. 

On Friday the students were presented with a case and shut in a “war room” in order to work on their project. They had ten hours to work on the case and delivered their final 12-minute oral presentations on Saturday to a panel of industry judges.

This year’s case focused on the issues faced by a fictional cabinet-making company. The team from MHC zeroed in on the potential of the firm and the issues it needed to resolve.  Team members won $4000 for their work, edging out second-place winners NAIT and third-place winners Lakeland College.