Queen’s MBA team takes home top honours at exclusive international leadership competition

Posted on April 17, 2009

(l to r): UCLA presenting sponsor Rick McAlpin, Parsons Corporation, Dr. Scott Carson, Ben Reynolds, Karim Hemani, Brenna Donoghue, Adam Grahn, Farnaz Shahed
(l to r): UCLA presenting sponsor Rick McAlpin, Parsons Corporation, Dr. Scott Carson, Ben Reynolds, Karim Hemani, Brenna Donoghue, Adam Grahn, Farnaz Shahed

A team of Queen’s School of Business MBA students took home first place and $25,000 at the 2nd annual Global Business Leadership Competition hosted by UCLA Anderson School of Management. The GBLC is a two-day, invitation only, case competition featuring MBA students from 16 top business schools from around the world including HEC School of Management (France), London Business School (UK) and University of Chicago Booth School of Business (USA).

Teams competed in three case modules focused on leadership issues in the global environment.  This competition addresses dilemmas faced by global leaders by engaging student teams in interactive, task-oriented scenarios that simulate leadership challenges. Participants heard from keynote speakers Amit Tripathi, president and CEO, Pyxix Corporation and Jeff Berg, Chairman and CEO, International Creative Management, Inc.

The second place prize of $10,000 went to National University of Singapore Business School while University of Chicago Booth Business School took home the $5,000 third prize. QSB teams have proven their superior leadership skills for two years running receiving second place honours in last year’s GLBC.

Representing Queen’s School of Business was Adam Grahn, Ben Reynolds, Farnaz Shahed, Brenna Donoghue and Karim Hemani. Faculty advisor for the team was Dr. Scott Carson, Director, Queen’s MBA and Professor of Strategy.


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