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UCC postgrads win top prize in competition held in Canada

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UCC postgrads win top prize in competition held in Canada

UCC postgrads win top prize in competition held in Canada

The winning team in Montreal

Five postgraduate students from University College Cork (UCC) have won the top prize at an international graduate competition at the HEC Business School Montreal.

The Irish university was one of only eight universities selected globally to compete in the finals of this event and the first and only Irish or UK university to compete in the competition which ran over six days.

The UCC team worked through four interrelated business case studies to identify and address issues involving international entrepreneurship, marketing challenges, human resources and management structure, and finance.

They delivered a 15 minute business pitch, a 30 minute analysis of business solutions, a 40 page written report, and 20 minutes of questions and answers.

Team captain was Timothy Crowley, an economics masters student, specialising in entrepreneurship. He was awarded a prize for being one of the top students in the HEC competition and has earned an internship with global consultancy ProAction International, one of its main sponsors.

John O’Donoghue, a PhD student in Chemistry who has recently started his own business, science and technology publication Walton Magazine, coached the team.

He appeared on this year's Dragon’s Den and won a €20,000 investment to build his company.

During their time in Montreal, the UCC team also met the Irish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce to discuss strengthening ties with UCC and Ireland.

Categories: Skills, Education
Tags: UCC,