JMSB Places Third at NIBS
Sixth Consecutive Podium Finish
March 7-13, 2009 - Congratulations to Stephanie Ciotti, Nodin Di Guida, Evelyne L’Archevêque and Simon Khoury, bronze medalists at the competition of the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) organized by Tennessee Tech University.
NIBS is a group of 89 business schools from around the world which believes that the internationalization of business and the globalization of the economy are essential elements in the evolution of managerial practices. Due to the large volume of schools participating, teams competing must submit a written case analysis to qualify for the competition. Only ten schools qualify making it amongst the most difficult to enter in the world.
The four JMSB students competed in four round-robin cases, winning three of them. While they beat the University of Memorial in the Round-Robin, they unfortunately lost to them in the semi-finals before beating the host Tennessee Tech University in the bronze medal final. Memorial went on to win the competition by defeating the University of Helsinki in the finals. JMSB was the only school to beat the eventual champion Memorial all week.
These fantastic results would not have been possible without the continued dedication of coaches Mark Haber, Tim Field, Peter Vogopoulos and Jonathan Kuczer. As well, the teams were greatly aided by last year's NIBS team, Kalil Diaz, Matthew Parker Jones, Cleo Roch, and Mike Smouha.
The John Molson Competition Committee would like to thank the John Molson School of Business, Commerce and Administration Students’ Association (CASA), Concordia Student Union (CSU), Concordia University Alumni Association (CUAA), Concordia Council on Student Life (CCSL) and Patrimoine Brisebois-Forbes for their generous support towards helping JMSB attend the competition.