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University Canada West makes history winning BC and national MBA games competitions

UCW makes collegiate history, holding national and provincial MBA Games trophies simultaneously

University Canada West (UCW), a business and tech-focused institution in Vancouver, recently made history by becoming the first university to hold both the national MBA Games and BC MBA Games trophies at the same time.

The national competition, hosted by Brock University in Niagara Falls from January 5 to 7, is considered the largest Master of Business Administration (MBA) competition in Canada and brings together the best of academia, industry and community. Throughout the weekend, students engaged in a dynamic blend of academic, athletic and spirit challenges aimed at pushing boundaries and establishing new benchmarks to reshape the future of business and society. UCW’s MBA team competed fiercely, securing the top position in sports and an impressive second overall in spirit.

“As a coach, I could not be prouder,” said MBA Games team head coach and UCW faculty Urvish Subodh. “Our diverse team represented their cultures, languages and the values we stand for at UCW on the national stage.”

UCW MBA team co-captain Jim Isaac echoed these sentiments. “Our team has won a competition that brought together many of the top business schools in Canada that, on average, have existed for over 50 years,” he said. “It’s no ordinary feat, and it’s a testament to the role that UCW will play in shaping the business world in Canada and internationally.”

Other competing schools were host Brock University, University of Alberta, Simon Fraser University, McMaster University, University of Manitoba, York University, Toronto Metropolitan University, Dalhousie University, HEC Montreal, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, University of Calgary, McGill University, Western University and Université Laval.

In an equally remarkable accomplishment, UCW’s MBA team clinched victory at the 2023 BC MBA Games in December. The competition brought together leading business schools from across British Columbia, including last year’s winning school, Simon Fraser University. UCW’s MBA team showcased unparalleled performance, securing the top position in all three categories—Sports, Spirit and Case. Additionally, their commitment to community impact was evident as they raised over $13,000 for the WISH Drop-in Centre Society, surpassing the fundraising achievements of all six participating teams.

“Their victories at the recent BC and national MBA Games competitions not only showcase their remarkable talents but also underscore the strength of our academic programs,” said Dr. Bashir Makhoul, UCW’s president and vice-chancellor.

University Canada West’s MBA program, accredited by ACBSP and NCMA, positions graduates for success on a global level. The program is available both online and in-person, reflecting UCW’s dedication to providing accessibility for all students. Empowered by the exceptional quality of the program and its inherent flexibility, UCW alumni have excelled and gained employment at prestigious organizations like Apple, Nestle, Scotiabank, Telus, RBC and SAP.

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