QSB’s Inter-Collegiate Business Competition a huge success

Posted on January 22, 2010

Queen’s School of Business Commerce students hosted the 31st annual Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) to great success during the final round weekend January 8 & 9.  ICBC is the largest and longest running undergraduate business case competition and featured 150 submissions from Canadian and international universities with the final rounds represented by 18 different universities. Highlights of this year’s competition included the introduction of the Human Resources event, presented by Minerva Safety Management Education and the 10th anniversary of the Sheldon Chumir Foundation Ethics event which has been commended for its personal interaction and presentation.

Students valued the interaction with other competitors in addition to the Queen’s Commerce student hosts.  “I chose to participate in ICBC because it gave me real exposure to one of the most prestigious schools in Canada,” said Valerie Larochella from Concordia University. “I got to add value to my diploma, and gained many new experiences.”

The Final Debate was a heated one, with the University of British Columbia and Calgary University going head-to-head debating the topic “It’s All Good” within the realms of government and education.  In the end, UBC’s strong topical points and quick responses gave their team a competitive edge and first place in the competition.

The three universities who came out on top with two first place finishes out of the eight disciplines were: University of Calgary in Accounting and Business Policy; University of British Columbia in Debating and Marketing; and McGill in Ethics & Finance. Wilfred Laurier was the winner of the first ever Human Resources event. Queen’s School of Business was tops in the category of Management Information Systems, presented by Caro Systems and came second in the Finance category, presented by BMO Capital Markets.

For competition details and photos please visit the ICBC website.