U of G business students hit the podium at financial case competition
Three University of Guelph teams travelled to Windsor, Ontario over the weekend for the second annual Border City Financial Case Competition (BCFCC), hosted by the Odette School of Business.
The competition featured a 2-round financial case competition that included an in-depth financial analysis and micro analysis of the automotive sector within Windsor’s core. Specifically, the case focused on how the closure of five GM plants would impact the local economy. Presenting to a panel of industry executives, teams were tasked with presenting both their analysis and a business strategy for how a small cap company operating in the automotive space should transition their business for the future.
The three U of G teams were made up of 9 students from the Guelph Student Investment Council (GSIC). Other schools at the competition included undergraduate students from Ivey School of Business, Waterloo and Windsor, as well as MBA students from Georgetown University (USA), Schulich, U of T.
U of G students performed well, with one team placing in the top 3, finishing next to Ivey School of Business and University of Waterloo, and another placing in the top 6. The U of G teams included:
3rd Place Overall:
- Haley Debruyne – 4th year, management economics and finance
- Donangelo Volpe – 4th year, management economics and finance
- Lauren Chan – 4th year, management economics and finance
Top 6 Finalists:
- Andrew Hodgkinson – 2nd year, management economics and finance
- Joseph Leitch – 5th year, management economics and finance
- Evan Biziotis – 4th year, management economics and finance
Third U of G team:
- Ryan Padum – 5th year management economics and finance
- Mitch Riddell – 2nd year management economics and finance
- Ian Ryan – 2nd year management economics and finance
“University of Guelph teams performed very well, and special recognition goes to the younger students on the teams,” said Ryan Padum, internal manager of GSIC. “As second year students, Andrew, Mitch and Ian went above and beyond to learn in-depth financial valuation skills, as well as speaking with confidence in front of industry executives in a high-pressure pitch.”
Congratulations to our students for this accomplishment!