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Memorial University's business undergraduate students finish in top three at an international case competition down under

Ref. No. 121

DATE:     April 3, 2002
SUBJECT:     Memorial University's business undergraduate students finish in top three at an international case competition down under

Four undergraduate business students were on top of their game at a business case competition held down under. Rose Marie Fulford (Ferndale, Placentia Bay), Jason Greenland (St. John's), Beth Howlett (Goulds), and Troy Stanley (Mt.Pearl) participated in the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) international case competition held at Auckland University of Technology's Faculty of Business in Auckland, New Zealand last month.

The competition aims to promote cross-cultural awareness and to give students an opportunity to explore international business issues. Only seven teams from around the world qualified to compete in the championship round in New Zealand. Memorial finished third in a very competitive environment after losing its semi-final match to the European Business School in London.

"Without a doubt, I believe we had the best team there," said team advisor Dr. Asmo Palasvirta. "They were the most consistent team I've ever coached, and they applied a very high-level of analysis to every case."

NIBS was established in 1993 to bring together business schools world-wide, who believe that economic globalization is essential in the evolution of managerial practices. NIBS' member institutions work together to promote student and faculty exchanges and interactions, exchange ideas, and set up joint teaching and research programs while sharing mutual recognition of qualifications.

"We can attribute our success at the NIBS competition to the hard work our teams put into preparing for the competition," said Dr. Palasvirta. "Competing internationally in business case competitions helps make our students stronger and their success, in turn, helps to make our faculty stronger. I am very proud of their accomplishments."

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For more information, contact:
Aimee Sheppard, information officer (business), Memorial University of Newfoundland, at (709) 737-2616 or asheppar@mun.ca.

 

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