For Release Upon Receipt - May 25, 2012
ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – The Department of Management Studies, University of the West Indies (UWI) in collaboration with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, will host its annual Inter-Campus Case Analysis Competition on Friday June 1, 2012. The event will be held from 10am to 1pm at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Auditorium, UWI St. Augustine.
The competition encourages students to examine theory through practical Caribbean business realities and to build their skills in business case analysis and oral presentation. It promotes use of CIBC FirstCaribbean business cases, as well as other Caribbean business cases as a teaching device in University classrooms. Four teams will be competing this year; The UWI St. Augustine, Mona and Cave Hill, and the University of Technology, Jamaica. Participants will, therefore, have the opportunity to network with students from another University, as well as those within The UWI’s three campuses, in a healthy competition environment.
In 2006, The University of the West Indies (UWI) and CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding aimed at addressing a number of areas critical to student development in the Caribbean. Amongst these areas were the advancement of knowledge and understanding of issues affecting business, trade and financial services in the Caribbean context. Several business cases were developed which documented the merger of CIBC and Barclays Bank PLC which resulted in the establishment of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. As part of this initiative, the CIBC FirstCaribbean Case Analysis Competition was initiated.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.
(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)
Dr. Leslie-Ann Jordan-Miller
Faculty of Social Sciences