Otago MBA at Molson
Otago, Otago, Otago!
The shouts rang out as the Otago MBA team contesting the John Molson MBA International Case Series in Montreal, Canada last month won its division to cruise into the final.
Team coach Dr David Band said when the names of the three finalists were read out, the entire crowd began shouting. The Otago selection of Hamza Almakky, Jonny Mirkin, Christopher Wahl and Richard Turton tallied 176 points in the pre-final stages, winning all five cases and finishing second only to the University of Laval (Canada).
The John Molson competition is open to top business schools from around the world and is recognised as the largest of its kind. Otago finished second in the finals, continuing its form over the years – it completed a hat-trick of victories from 1992 to 1994, finished second in 1996 and third in 2000.
Twelve countries were represented this year, represented by 36 schools.