Manning School of Business News and Highlights

Manning Launches the Annual Shaw Group Business Case Competition

The Fred C. Manning School’s inaugural Shaw Group Business Case Competition (SGBCC) was held on February 8, in Patterson Hall, the new home of the Fred C. Manning School of Business Administration. Sponsored by the Shaw Group of Companies, the competition attracted four teams that had twenty-four hours to analyze a business case and present its findings to the competition’s judging panel. First place went to BBA students Christopher Gillian, Kerri-Anne McFarland, Alexandra Smith, and Madison Wilson. In addition to having their names engraved on the SGBCC’s plaque, the winning team received a cheque for $1,000 and attended a private luncheon hosted by Shaw Group executives Bert Frizzell, Vice-Chairman of The Shaw Group, and John Greer, General Manager of Shaw Precast Solutions and Shaw Transport.

(L-R) Dr. Ian Hutchinson, John Greer, Alexandra Smith, Madison Wilson, Kerri-Anne McFarland, Christopher Gillian, Bert Frizzell

About the Manning School

Founded in 1957, the Manning School at Acadia University is home to over 600 students from over 20 countries. With 23 faculty members from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, the Manning School offers small classes that encourage concentrated interaction between students and faculty. Our students have opportunities to learn outside the classroom through co-op placements, projects with local enterprises, and international exchanges. Firmly rooted in a rich institutional legacy that personifies the very essence of a liberal education, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at Acadia is challenging and flexible, allowing students to explore a broad range of interests and producing well-rounded graduates who are well-positioned to pursue varied professional opportunities. As testimony, our graduates work in leadership roles across Canada and around the globe, with many having made their Acadia BBA degree a pathway to prestigious graduate programs.