Internationally recognised business schools compete in a weeklong event hosted by the John Molson School of Business. Students are offered the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned through university study and work placement. This competition allows the students the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned business leaders, other students from around the globe and industry professionals. Twenty four business schools were chosen to compete from all applying Universities. JMUCC is an opportunity for University College Cork to be seen on an international level competing alongside prestigious business schools from North and South America, Australia, Asia and Europe. We also see this as an opportunity for companies to market themselves to a large international audience. This is a serious case competition between high achieving young business leaders of the future in a fun, international and academic environment. The team representing UCC are James Furlong, Jennifer Keating, Emmett Fenton-Leogue, and Mary-Jade Hynes. Sponsorship has been provided by KPMG and by the UCC Commerce Society. KPMG have also provided training on presentation skills to the team.
Preparation for the competition is very much a collaboration between Faculty of Commerce academics, the Careers service and the sponsors. Following last year’s success in finishing 5th in the competition, it is expected that this year’s team will once again enhance the reputation of the College of Business and Law and University College Cork.