Schulich MBA students earn second place at national competition

Abhay Punia (MBA ’22) and Rohan Gupta (MBA ‘22)
Abhay Punia (MBA ’22) and Rohan Gupta (MBA ‘22)

MBA students Abhay Punia and Rohan Gupta at York University’s Schulich School of Business placed second at this year’s nationwide competition for visualization and data storytelling, the Deloitte, Tableau and CIBC Data VizArt Student Challenge.

A side by side photo of
MBA students Abhay Punia and Rohan Gupta

This case competition brought together students from institutions across Canada with talent in STEM, arts, communications and business. The competition was held in three phases: a preliminary round consisting of online submissions; a qualifying round for the top five submissions; and a final pitch presentation to the panel of judges. Powered by Tableau Software, sponsored by CIBC and Deloitte, each team was judged for their innovation, design, storytelling, analytical and presentation skills.

“Harnessing the power of data visualization allows executives to communicate clear and meaningful messages about the relationships between the data,” said Joe Fayt, marketing instructor and case competition coach. “We are grateful to Tableau, CIBC and Deloitte for making this learning opportunity available to our students.”

“The Schulich MBA gave us the right tools, insights, and aptitude to problem-solve and stand out against our competitors,” said Abhay. “Throughout our courses, we learned how to reframe a problem in a way that could lead to a logical solution that would not have been thought of by prima facie looking at the problem.”

View their project here.