2018 CPABC Annual Business Case Competition


CPABC’s Annual Business Case Competition showcases the talent and business acumen of post-secondary students throughout BC by challenging them to apply their skills to business case analyses.

This year, over 65 post-secondary teams competed in the first round of the competition. Teams were given a 72-hour window in which to resolve a business case scenario, prepare their recommendations, and present their findings via video submission.

A total of eight teams from seven post-secondary schools—BCIT,  Langara College, Selkirk College, SFU, UBC,  UBC-Okanagan, and the University of the Fraser Valley —were selected to participate in the final round of the competition, which was held on March 10, 2018 at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver. Teams were given a new business case and divided into separate rooms, where they were given three hours to prepare recommendations.

Each team was then required to present their findings in front of a panel of CPA judges. Teams were assessed based on a variety of factors including presentation style, case knowledge, strategic thinking, and creativity. Teams were also judged based on how they managed a rapid-fire question period.

The 2018 winners were formally announced at a banquet reception later that evening which was attended by students and their guests, CPA members, and CPABC CareerConnect Employer partners. The winning teams were as follows:

  • First place: Team “The Big 4” from BCIT, represented by Alykhan Bandali Braden Cober, Quinton Silzer, and Millyn Tan.
  • Second place: Team “Bowite Consulting” from SFU, represented by Kevin Chung, Jordan Eng, and Graham McLean.
  • Third place: Team “Phoenix Consulting” from UBC-Okanagan, represented by Jodie Panchi, Vinil Sood, Michelle Tsai, and Yaxin Wang.

Congrats to the winners and to all teams that participated! Stay tuned for next year’s Case Competition and check out photos from the event here.