Royal Roads University students fare well in international business competitions
Royal Roads University participated in international business competition in USA and Canada against with students impressing the judges' panel and competing teams.
Students at Royal Roads University recently demonstrated their academic achievements in two undergraduate business competitions. Participants had the opportunity to use professional skills like team collaboration, effective communication and critical thinking.
The University placed third in the Royal Roads University International Undergraduate Case Competition (RRUIUCC) in March, and competed in the Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition at Texas Christian University (TCU) in April 2012.
As the competitions are open to the public, potential employers can observe students in high pressure situations with time sensitive results. During the related social events, students network with corporate sponsors and develop potential business contacts in peers.
The 10th annual RRUIUCC is the biggest competition the university has hosted. On the morning of March 29th, each team received details about three business cases and had three hours with limited research access to prepare their recommendations for each case. Over the next 2 days, the judges' panel, comprised of successful business executives, owners and managers, assessed each presentation and questioned participants about their conclusions and strategies.
The competition, involving 19 teams from Canada and the United States, was held at Royal Roads University in the new Learning and Innovation Center. The start-of-the-art facility has 33 breakout rooms, seven classrooms and five computer labs. The fourth floor Center for Dialogue incorporates high-end technology such as a 30-foot screen for multimedia presentations..
The 2nd annual TCU competition attracted 22 international teams from universities in the US, Canada, Croatia, The Netherlands and Mexico. Participants displayed for-profit business plans which incorporated social values or improvements for the quality of the environment. The Values and Ventures Competition originated to honor business ideas that make money while creating meaning. The total prize money was $42,500.
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management are eligible to participate in future competitions when they reach Year 3 and 4. Both international and Canadian students can study Year 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce at Royal Roads University with English language and study skills support at the International Study Center.
Learn more about business degrees at Royal Roads University in Canada.