That’s not by accident. Their success is thanks to the perseverance of the competitors, who are supported by a dedicated team of some 70 volunteer coaches that includes alumni, faculty and business professionals. It’s also due to the attitude and commitment of the business school itself.
“The lessons students learn from tackling real-life cases and the networking opportunities they get from participating in the competitions are invaluable,” JMSB Dean Steve Harvey says. “And employers recognize that.”
Students in the program also enroll in a three-credit case competition class taught by Mark Haber, BComm 71, the competition committee’s faculty advisor. He says the course helps students “think about everything.” It’s not just academic, he adds — it’s a thought process.