Manning School of Business News and Highlights

Team Taking Care of Business Shaw Group Business Case Competition Winners!

The Shaw Group Business Case Competition for first-year students was held on February 28th in Patterson Hall, the future home of the F.C. Manning School of Business Administration. Five first-year student teams were given 24 hours to analyze a business case and then present solutions to a panel of industry judges. Judges put the most value on the teams’ analysis of the current situation as described in the case, followed by the teams’ evaluations of reasonable alternatives. Congratulations to the first-year team, Taking Care of Business, comprised of Daren Draper, Laura Fair, Danielle Wisen, and Ron St. Croix. Their first-place effort garnered for them $1,000 dollars and luncheon with Shaw Group executives. Business case competitions provide students with collaborative learning experiences, networking opportunities, and knowledge of real world business challenges. The Fred C. Manning School of Business acknowledges the generous support of The Shaw Group in funding this popular competition.

(L-R) Daren Draper, Laura Fair, Danielle Wisen, and Ron St. Croix

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.