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Business School students qualify for elite international competition

24 Jan 2012

Business School students A small contingent of University of Sydney Business School students will be the first Australian team to compete internationally in undergraduate business case competition, CaseIT, against the best and brightest students from leading Business Schools worldwide.

After successfully making it through the competitive Preliminary Round, final year students Joshua Spencer, Tom Tarento and Kate Wilson, and future business leaders from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa will converge in Vancouver next week to showcase their business acumen and critical analytical skills in Management Information Systems.

The internationally recognised CaseIT competition will see the students come face to face with 15 other teams to contend on the theme of Security in a 24-hour case deliberation and a day of presentations. The four day forum will also provide the students with an opportunity to network and absorb expertise and an array of global perceptions from like-minded students, prominent academic figures and industry professionals who share a common passion for Management Information Systems.

The team said that there are equal measures of nerves and excitement as they prepare to leave for Vancouver alongside their academic mentor, Senior Lecturer Dr Olivera Marjanovic, who praised Joshua, Tom and Kate for being the first Australian students to ever prepare a successful preliminary submission.

Team member Joshua Spencer said that the competition would be a test of the team's endurance and preparation.

"Being invited to Canada to compete against universities from all around the globe is amazing and we are looking forward to the challenge of the 24-hour case study and presentation. The analysis of an academic-written case while maintaining a business-oriented perspective is often difficult and requires careful planning, it will be an intense process but an invaluable learning experience."

He said: "We're extremely excited to represent the University of Sydney in the international university community."