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Located in north-central Alberta, the greater metropolitan area of Edmonton is home to just over 1,000,000 people. Edmonton boasts a number of world-class attractions, including the longest stretch of urban parkland in Canada, the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Even in the midst of an Edmonton winter, the North Saskatchewan is truly a beautiful sight to behold! Lying on the banks of the river valley is the University of Alberta, one of Canada’s premiere public-research universities, and the Alberta School of Business. The School of Business features a Bachelor of Commerce program, a PhD program, and of course, the Alberta MBA.

Hello Canadian MBA Schools! After taking home the Queen’s Cup last year at the 2011 MBA Games (hosted by the Schulich School of Business in Toronto) the Alberta School of Business is proud to be hosting the 2012 MBA Games in Edmonton, Alberta from January 6th – 8th! This January, teams travelling to Edmonton will be staying at The Westin, located in heart of downtown Edmonton, and only minutes away from the University of Alberta. The 2012 MBA Games Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that all daytime events will be located on the U of A’s campus, making it easy for participants to enjoy all of the games events! Building on the success of last year’s theme, “Back to Basics,” the 2012 MBA Games will be centered on innovation and technology. Our theme, “Into the Future”, stands for the strides Alberta, and indeed the rest of Canada, will need to make in future years to overcome the current adversities in the business world. The 2012 MBA Games Hosting Committee has been hard at work over the past few months in preparation for the upcoming games. After months of fine-tuning the details, we are excited to announce that we are able to release this year’s events. The following events have been scheduled:

Sports: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Volleyball Inner-Tube Water Polo Dodgeball Ultimate Frisbee

Academics: 1. Finance Simulation 2. Marketing Competition 3. Strategy Case Competition 4. Operations Management

Spirit: We are not currently releasing the Spirit Mystery Events. However, we are strongly encouraging all teams to acquire winter coats, just in case!

Stay tuned for further details as they become available! Our website will be up and running shortly (www.mbagames.ca), but in the meantime, any questions can be directed to mba2012@ualberta.ca, or via our Facebook page, available here. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you in Edmonton this January! Sincerely, The 2012 MBA Games Organizing Committee


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