Schulich’s MBA team cleans up at 2010 MBA Games

York’s Schulich School of Business MBA team, the Schulich Planeteers, cleaned up at the 2010 MBA Games held earlier this month at Laval University in Quebec, winning first place overall in academics and second overall in the spirit competition.

The three-day competition pitted the Schulich Planeteers – 40 Schulich students along with team captain David Hamilton – against students from 19 of the best MBA programs in Canada. Some 600 students in all participated in the 2010 MBA Games, a national forum where students have the opportunity to display their school pride and prowess. The competition’s theme revolved around ethics and leadership.

Left: The Schulich Planeteers

Schulich also placed first in the market trading simulation, first in the business operations case competition, fourth in the butterfly effect ethics competition and first in the dodge ball competition.

“If we include this year’s win, this will be the fourth time that the Schulich team has claimed victory at the MBA Games during the past eight years, a most impressive record by any standards,” says Dezsö Horváth, dean of the Schulich School of Business.

Joe Fayt, a service marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and client servicing and a marketing instructor in the Schulich School of Business MBA program, coached, guided and prepared the team for the MBA Games.