Edwards hosts high school business case competition

Release Date : May 12, 2014

Last week the Edwards School of Business hosted the 2014 Saskatchewan Business Teachers’ Association (SBTA) teacher conference and case competition.  24 teams from around Saskatchewan and one team from Manitoba - a total of 72 students - participated in the case competition, which featured a case in Personal Finance and one in Entrepreneurship. They were joined by 25 teachers who attended the conference.

The competition was created by a handful of business education students from the University of Regina three years ago and this was the first time it was hosted in Saskatoon.  The competition, modeled after JDC West, gave the students only a few hours to prepare a fifteen minute presentation on their case.  Each team, comprised of three students, presented their case to a judging panel comprised of representatives from Edwards School of Business, Hill School of Business in Regina, and the Saskatchewan business community.

Mr. N. Murray Edwards, donor and alumnus of Edwards, provided some extra incentive for competing. Every student who participated in this year’s case competition who chooses to study at Edwards in the year following Grade 12 will receive a $1,000 award, renewable for up to four years! First and second place winners in each of the cases will receive $2,000 and $1,500 respectively, also renewable for up to four years.  

The rankings for the case competition were as follows:

Entrepreneurship Case

First Place:         Tiffany McIvor, Coden Nikbahkt and Scott Pettigrew from Campbell Collegiate (Regina)

Second Place:    Aisha Ghulam, Eman Mohammed and Khadija Syed from Regina Huda School (Regina)

Third Place:        Students from Kenaston School (Kenaston)

Personal Finance Case

First Place:         Talha Alvi and Muhammad Rehman from Regina Huda School (Regina)

Second Place:    Sonia Kalburg, Shaylin Pillay and Janelle Salm from Campbell Collegiate (Regina)

Third Place:        Students from Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School (Regina)

School of the Year

Campbell Collegiate (Regina)

The School of the Year title is based on a combination of points from the case competition and school spirit. Next year the competition and conference will be hosted at Hill School of Business, with plans to return to Edwards in 2016.

Congratulations to the winners and to the participants who will be joining our business school and receiving these inaugural awards!

For more information on this event, please visit the SBTA website or contact:

Jordan McFarlen


Event Photos