DIT College of Business Team – International Strategy Competition ChampionsPosted: 31 May, 2016
Four final year students on the B.Sc. Business and Management Programme (DT365) – Adrianna Mosakowska, Erica Hall, Mark McCarthy and Timi Ogunyemi were declared winners of the 14th Annual Royal Roads University International Undergraduate Case Competition in Victoria, Canada.
Pictured left to right: Mark McCarthy, Adrianna Mosakowska, Erica Hall, Timi Ogunyemi and Dr. Eoghan O Grady (Team Lead Coach).
This competition pits university teams from around the world against each other – each team looking to resolve key issues facing real companies. The DIT Team competed over four rounds of intense competition against 9 of the 20 participating teams on their way to qualifying for the Grand Final in which they defeated the University of Saskatchewan, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and the University of Alberta. This is the third consecutive year in which the DIT Team has reached the Grand Final and the second time DIT have won this prestigious competition … having won also in 2014.
The team’s win came just four weeks after the success of their compatriot DT365 Team - Lauren McKeon, Lauren Murphy, Meghan McGowan and Adam Power (pictured below) - in the 8th edition of the John Molson International Undergraduate Case Competition in Concordia University, Montreal.
Two teams comprising students from final year of the B.Sc. Marketing Programme (DT341) also excelled in international competition this semester.
Michelle Lynch, Colm Mac Giolla Phadraig, Bronagh Murphy and Sarah Strange (pictured below with their Lead Coach Roger Sherlock) qualified for the Finals of the 21st edition of the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Case Competition in St Mary’s University in San Antonio Texas as one of 16 teams from an initial entry of 40 Business Schools. Team member Sarah Strange was judged the best of the 64 participants and won the prestigious award for best speaker.
Claire Buckley, Sarah Hughes, Aisling Doyle and Ciaran Heapes (pictured below) participated in the 4th edition of the University of Belgrade Business International Case Competition (BBICC) in Serbia where they also competed against several of the world’s top business schools including University of California Berkeley and the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.
Several College faculty in particular Dr. Sharon Feeney and Dr. Pat Kenny, graduates of both programmes and Strategy Consultants from Accenture contributed hugely to the success of the College teams.