AGSM triumphs in annual MBA Cup

140721 mba cup agsm mbsLong-standing rivals the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and Melbourne Business School (MBS) have squared off in Melbourne for the 15th annual MBA Cup, with the Sydney visitors emerging triumphant.

The student-run event which sees students go head-to-head in a variety of sporting and academic activities is hosted in alternate cities each year and continues to grow in popularity.

The 2014 MBA Cup recently took place in Melbourne, and comprised competitions in debating, table tennis, football and foosball between MBS and AGSM. As per every year, the disciplines were chosen by the host university.

The participation this year was tremendous, with about 45 people (including partners) travelling  to Melbourne for the event.

On Friday night, everything started with a casual get-together at MBS facilities, followed by the first competition – debating. At 7pm we were guided to the Aula, a place that was rapidly overcrowded due to the overwhelming attendance of very vocal AGSM supporters. Our debating team was represented by Virgina Kane, Sankshep Vashisht, Nigel Hawtin and Tulika Bairoliya.

The topic was, “The standardisation of internal systems, processes and management leaves marketing as the most important function of business”

The second and third days were reserved for sporting events – table tennis and soccer – and socialising.

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Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (rgcmm.com.au).