JMSB students beat 12 schools to win 2007 Jeux du Commerce

Barbara Black

Some of the members of the JMSB’s winning team at the Jeux du Commerce TD Meloche Monnex. In the front row, left to right, are Brian Chungwing and Mike Forbes. Second row: Vanessa Harrison, Jenn Hopper, Shauna Colby and Eva Matian. Third row: Dylan Ferguson, Robert Wong, Thomas Horvath and Josh Bridges.

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The delegation from Concordia’s John Molson School of Business took first place overall at the 19th edition of the Jeux du Commerce TD Meloche Monnex.

The 75 management students from Concordia placed in the top three positions in 11 of 15 academic contests, scoring an overall grade of 88.3 per cent to take the Patrice Bourbonnais Prize.

The competition, held Jan. 5 to 7 at HEC Montréal, is one of the largest academic inter-university competitions in the country.

The games’ theme “Beyond Capital, A Social Conscience,” promoted ethics and social responsibility in business.

The 1,200 participants, all top students from the business administration and accounting faculties of 13 French- and English-language universities in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick, squared off against one another in three days of competition.

The academic contests were in oral debate, stock simulation, international management, human resources management, strategy, taxation, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and accounting, and organizational information systems. In addition, there were prizes for sports (dodgeball, volleyball and broomball) and social contributions.

This is the JMSB’s second championship at the Jeux du Commerce since the competition was started in 1989. The team’s head coach was Professor Mark Haber.

The organizing committee awarded Haber the Trophée Reconnaissance for his ongoing dedication and contributions to the program over the years.