Business students partnered with RBC to host the second annual Border City Financial Case Competition at the University of Windsor on March 9.
The Odette School of Business was one of nine institutions from across Ontario — plus Georgetown University from Washington, D.C. — represented by 16 student teams.
UWindsor alum Adriano Durante (MBA 2017) and student Justice Dundas wrote the case, concerning a fictitious company facing succession planning issues. Teams received the brief a week in advance and presented their recommendations in front of a panel of judges which included officials from RBC divisions and the UWindsor’s Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), as well as the case writers.
Teams were also required to devise and present a spontaneous disruptor case. They were given two hours to work on this case and the top six teams presented their findings to the judges, who awarded top honours to Western University.
The student organizers of the event included co-chairs Nico Fazio and William Alfieri, along with B.J. Ivanovski, Rachel Khouri, and Michael Valente.