Message on behalf of your MBA Society:
The Canadian MBA Games began at Queen’s University in 1988, and has now become a tradition in the Canadian MBA community. Last year the UBC MBA team placed third! – And this year, we know we can do better.
The MBA Games competition provides students an unparalleled opportunity to meet their fellow MBA’s from across Canada, creating a unique platform for companies to interact with students through networking events, academic cases and event sponsorship.
(From the MBA Games 2013 Website)
Event Dates/location: Jan 4 – 6 2013, in Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario
Competition and Events:
- FLOOR HOCKEY
- 4TH SPORT – TBA
- CRISIS MANAGEMENT
More event details can be found at: http://www.mbagames.ca/#!home/mainPage
MBA Games Team Captains should expect to devote 5-15 hours per week depending on the stage of preparation. All other participants should also expect to devote 3 hours per week on practicing for the events they are participating in. In addition, each participant will need to devote an average of 5 hours per week on the video submission and opening ceremony performance.
The following expenses are eligible for reimbursement under the Dean’s fund once the team returns from the competition:
*Students are expected to pay up front for all competition related expenses.
- 50% of the flight cost (economy class). Only flights from Vancouver and to the competition destinations (and back) will be considered for reimbursemeht. Students are not permitted to miss any unnecessary classes and must get permission from their instructors to attend the case competition on the specified dates only.
- 100% Registration (not including meals)
Students are responsible for paying for food, transportation within the host city, and any other personal expenses.
As such students can expect their out of pocket expenses to be roughly around $700, not including the reimbursements noted above.
Please keep in mind that the expense re-imbursements will be submitted in one lump –sum (for all MBA Games participants) by your MBA Games Representatives directly to the VP Finance for approval. The VP Finance will then submit the expenses to the MBA & ECM Programs office. Students can expect reimbursement approximately 30 days from the day the expenses are submitted to the MBA & ECM Programs office.
More information on the re-imbursement process will be shared as we get closer to the dates of travel.
Please add your name to the sign-up sheet mba games interest by 11.59 pm on Friday, Sept 21, if you would like to be considered as a participant on this years’ team.
The MBA Games Representatives will be working with Staff, & Faculty and MBAS Executives on final team selection. Students who are chosen to participate will be contacted by the MBA Games Representative by the second week of October.
The deadline to email your nominations for the MBA Games representatives to Hart Massie at firstname.lastname@example.org is 11.59 pm on Sunday, Sept 23.
From the list of nominees, the class will vote (electronically) to select the top two MBA Games Representatives on Monday Sept 24. The top two vote getters will be named as MBA Games Team Captains. More information on the election details will be posted on the programs office blog next Monday.
Lastly, the above information will be posted on the Student Development page on your Connect site. We are in the process of publishing this page and will let you know once it is ready for you.