2019 CPABC Annual Business Case Competition

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

This year, 51 post-secondary teams competed in the first round of the competition. Each team consisted of three to four students in different academic years. They were given a 72-hour window to resolve a business case scenario and present their strategic recommendations via video submission.

A total of nine teams from eight post-secondary schools—the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Camosun College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College, Selkirk College, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and Vancouver Island University were subsequently selected to participate in the final round of the competition.

The final round was hosted on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver. Teams were given a tight timeframe of three hours to analyze a new business case focused on finance and technology. By presenting their findings in front of a panel of CPA judges, teams were assessed on their presentation style, case knowledge, strategic implementation, creativity, and a rapid-fire question/answer period.

The winners of the 2019 Business Case Competition were formally announced at a banquet reception later that evening, which was attended by students and their guests, CPA members, and CPABC Member Ambassadors. The winning teams were as follows:

  • First place: Team “Fearless” from University of British Columbia, represented by Lauren King, Sandy Pang and Bob Zhang

  • Second place: Team “HEMM Consulting” from Simon Fraser University, represented by Matthias Harvey, Ekam Khangura, Mina Labani and Henry Nguyen

  • Third place: Team “MACK Consulting” from Langara College, represented by Austin Mah, Kyle Rich, Christian Aguilar and Michael Lister

CPABC congratulates the winning teams once again and thank you to all the teams for participating!

Photos by Raymond Chou Photography. For more photos from this events, visit CPABC’s Flickr page here.