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MUN business students win Concordia Cup in Montreal

A team from Memorial University has won the Concordia Cup — the first time the school has won the prize since 1996. The team, coached by Peggy Coady, included (from left) Greg Piercey, Nick Lane, Stephanie Daley and Kate Boland.
A team from Memorial University has won the Concordia Cup — the first time the school has won the prize since 1996. The team, coached by Peggy Coady, included (from left) Greg Piercey, Nick Lane, Stephanie Daley and Kate Boland.

Memorial University has claimed the Concordia Cup for the first time since 1996, thanks to a team of Business Administration students led by Peggy Coady, who happened to be part of the 1996 team.

Every year, teams of business students from all over the world compete for the Concordia Cup at the John Molson MBA International Case Competition, hosted by Concordia University in Montreal. Coady — an assistant professor, associate dean and director of the MBA program at MUN — led her university’s team to victory in the finals Saturday.

Coady said it was an impressive achievement for the team, comprised of Kate Boland, Stephanie Daley, Nick Lane and Greg Piercey.

“This accomplishment is further validation of the high quality of academic programs at Memorial,” she said. “We have excellent graduate programs that produce outstanding graduates.”

She said the team works toward the competition in the fall, and gets a lot of support from alumni, faculty and the business community.

Daley, whose team beat 35 teams from 18 countries, said they were extremely proud to represent MUN at the competition, where they went up against “some of the best MBA students in the world.”

“Our team has a great dynamic and broad skill set,” she said in a statement. “This, coupled with the support of our coach, local business leaders and past participants is truly what enabled us to come out on top. It has been a tremendous learning experience that we will never forget.”

The round-robin-style competition challenges teams to present solutions to business cases of real-life businesses — in a limited time frame, without accessing the Internet. The resulting presentations are then judged by more than 300 members of the Montreal business community.

Friday, the MUN team went up against a team from the University of Calgary, which came in second place, and a team from the Queensland University of Technology from Australia.

It may be MUN’s first time taking the Concordia Cup in a couple of decades, but the school’s teams have done well in the meantime, making the semi-finals several times. Coady said Memorial is also one of the only schools to have won all three of the competitions awards: the Richard Outcault Spirit Award, the Dr. J. Pierre Brunet Coach Award and the Concordia Cup.

 

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Every year, teams of business students from all over the world compete for the Concordia Cup at the John Molson MBA International Case Competition, hosted by Concordia University in Montreal. Coady — an assistant professor, associate dean and director of the MBA program at MUN — led her university’s team to victory in the finals Saturday.

Coady said it was an impressive achievement for the team, comprised of Kate Boland, Stephanie Daley, Nick Lane and Greg Piercey.

“This accomplishment is further validation of the high quality of academic programs at Memorial,” she said. “We have excellent graduate programs that produce outstanding graduates.”

She said the team works toward the competition in the fall, and gets a lot of support from alumni, faculty and the business community.

Daley, whose team beat 35 teams from 18 countries, said they were extremely proud to represent MUN at the competition, where they went up against “some of the best MBA students in the world.”

“Our team has a great dynamic and broad skill set,” she said in a statement. “This, coupled with the support of our coach, local business leaders and past participants is truly what enabled us to come out on top. It has been a tremendous learning experience that we will never forget.”

The round-robin-style competition challenges teams to present solutions to business cases of real-life businesses — in a limited time frame, without accessing the Internet. The resulting presentations are then judged by more than 300 members of the Montreal business community.

Friday, the MUN team went up against a team from the University of Calgary, which came in second place, and a team from the Queensland University of Technology from Australia.

It may be MUN’s first time taking the Concordia Cup in a couple of decades, but the school’s teams have done well in the meantime, making the semi-finals several times. Coady said Memorial is also one of the only schools to have won all three of the competitions awards: the Richard Outcault Spirit Award, the Dr. J. Pierre Brunet Coach Award and the Concordia Cup.

 

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