Let the Competition Begin

The Maine Business School (MBS) team arrived safely in a very cold Montreal on Monday, January 2 and is preparing for the Molson International MBA Case Competition to begin this afternoon.
Yesterday was spent getting acclimated to the environment, a detailed case study practice session and the opening ceremonies with the team division “draw”. The UMaine team is in a division with Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary); the Katz Graduate School of Business – University of Pittsburgh (USA); the Aalto University School of Economics (Finland); the Asper School of Business – University of Manitoba (Canada); and the Sobey School of Business – Saint Mary’s University (Nova Scotia, Canada).
Members of the UMaine MBS 2012 Molson team are Ian Burns, Caitlin Clark, Richmond Dickey and Frederick Kaiser. Timothy Stormann is the team alternate. The team is co-coached by myself and Jason Harkins.
Tim will however be competing as a member of “Team Global”, a special team organized by the Molson event to take the place of a team from Nigeria that could not participate due to visa issues. If an illness or other unforeseen event creates a problem for Team Maine, Tim would be allowed to rejoin his colleagues. His service also does not impact his expected participation at the 2013 event.
I hope you will follow the team’s performance through this blog. Your support is greatly appreciated by the team. Go Black Bears!

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