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Rotman MBAs crowned North American champions of A.T. Kearney’s Global Prize competition

November 18, 2013

Second Rotman team reaches semi-finals of Cerebration in Singapore

TORONTO, ON — A team of stu­dents from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Management’s Full Time MBA pro­gram have won the North Amer­i­can leg of A.T. Kearney’s Glob­al Prize 2013, an annu­al strate­gic case com­pe­ti­tion.

The team con­sist­ing of Alex Fitzger­ald, Michael Fitzger­ald, Michael McVety and Steven Zhao, all stu­dents in the first year of the Rot­man pro­gram, defeat­ed teams rep­re­sent­ing five of North America’s lead­ing busi­ness schools includ­ing the Kel­logg School of Man­age­ment, Colum­bia Busi­ness School, Booth School of Busi­ness, Ross School of Busi­ness and the Tep­per School of Busi­ness.

In the Glob­al Prize com­pe­ti­tion teams tack­le a case, based on an actu­al A.T. Kear­ney client engage­ment. Through­out the com­pe­ti­tion, teams had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to inter­act with A.T. Kear­ney con­sul­tants as they act as the client in sim­u­la­tions, pro­vide feed­back on the team’s efforts and share their insights on con­sult­ing.

“The four of us are hon­oured to have had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to suc­cess­ful­ly rep­re­sent Rot­man through­out the stages of the Glob­al Prize Case Com­pe­ti­tion this fall. As a group, we’ve con­tin­ued to strength­en our great friend­ship and we’ve learned more about the diverse skills that each of us bring to the table. As a team, we’ve applied this diver­si­ty, along with some great new knowl­edge from our Rot­man cur­ricu­lum, into a fun, col­lab­o­ra­tive and pro­duc­tive team chem­istry. Also, we owe a big thanks to all our amaz­ing upper years for their sup­port and feed­back along the way. We’ve tru­ly enjoyed the expe­ri­ence through­out this case comp so far, and can’t wait for more chances to dive into cool prob­lems togeth­er in the future,” say the team mem­bers.

The Rot­man team now advances to the glob­al finals on Novem­ber 30 to face a team from the Lon­don Busi­ness School, the win­ners of the Euro­pean com­pe­ti­tion for the Glob­al Prize.

In oth­er case com­pe­ti­tion news, a team of stu­dents from the Rot­man Evening MBA pro­gram reached the semi-finals of Cer­e­bra­tion, one of the world’s largest case com­pe­ti­tions held by the Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty of Sin­ga­pore (NUS) Busi­ness School. The team of Dim­itri­jie Jankovic, Zoran Grabo­vac and Dejean Kneze­vic, advanced over 650 teams to make it to the semi-finals of the com­pe­ti­tion. Oth­er semi-final­ists includ­ed Booth School of Busi­ness, Chi­nese Uni­ver­si­ty of Hong Kong Busi­ness School, ESADE Busi­ness School, Fuqua School of Busi­ness, Indi­an School of Busi­ness, Nanyang Busi­ness School and the Uni­ver­si­ty of St Gallen. The com­pe­ti­tion was even­tu­al­ly won on Novem­ber 14 by a team from the Kenan-Fla­gler Busi­ness School at the Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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