Canada’s future business leaders will descend on Niagara this weekend to compete for a chance to win the prestigious Queen’s Cup at the 2024 MBA Games, hosted by Brock University. Coming from five provinces, 269 participants will represent 16 of Canada’s top business schools from Friday, Jan. 5 to Sunday, Jan. 7. The MBA Games is considered the largest Master of Business Administration competition in Canada and brings together the best of academia, industry and community. Goodman School of Business Dean Barry Wright says he is excited to welcome participants and their advisors to both Brock and Niagara. As the winning team at the 2023 competition, Goodman won the right to host the event as defending champions. The organizing committee, consisting of eight Brock students who were part of the winning team, has spent 10 months planning the 2024 competition. Events will take place over three days in both Niagara Falls at the Marriott on the Falls and at Brock University in St. Catharines.
The competition also includes a philanthropy campaign that sees schools earn points towards their overall score by raising funds for this year’s charity partner, the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Recovery College program. CMHA’s Recovery Colleges are focused on personal recovery in mental health and well-being, providing a learning space where anyone can access free courses, webinars, workshops and events to learn, gain new skills and connect with others in their community. Fundraising totals will be announced at the opening banquet on January 5.