Monthly Archives: February 2017

Marketing Students at the Vanier College BDC Case Challenge

A team of three Niagara College marketing students participated in the Vanier College BDC Case Challenge in Montreal on February 10-12th 2017. This year, Niagara’s team consisted of Iris Lee and Mavis Lane from the 3 yr Bus Admin Marketing Program and Laura Hawbolt from the 2 Yr Sales and Marketing Program. The team was coached by marketing professors Malcolm Howe and Terri Champion.

This national case competition included competitors from 33 post-secondary schools across Canada in a pressure-cooker 2 day event where students have limited time to analyze and develop a full case analysis and then present to a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. ​Iris, Mavis and Laura delivered a solid presentation and impressed us all with their ability to perform well under pressure. Niagara looks forward to competing again next year in this outstanding event that brings together students from schools all across Canada.

http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/business-administration/official-case-challenge/​

NC Professor is X-Culture Winner!

We want to congratulate Dr. Navjote Khara, MBA, PhD Coordinator of Bachelor of Business Administration, International Commerce and Global Development program, who is awarded the Best 2016 X-Culture Instructor! It is a big deal and a great honor for the School of Business & Management, Niagara College.

A total of 133 instructors and co-instructors teaching at 123 universities in 39 countries whose students took part in the 2016 round of the X-Culture competition. A total of 124 variables were considered when selecting the Best Instructor Award recipient.

X-Culture is a partnership of 450+ International Business professors from around the world. The students are put in global virtual teams and they work on real-life international business challenges presented by real companies. Over 4,000 MBA and undergraduate students from 100 universities on 6 continents participate in X-Culture every semester. Over 30,000 have taken part in X-Culture so far. Working in Global Virtual Teams of about 6, a team member from a different country, the students spend a semester solving real international Business challenges presented by our corporate partners.

 The best students are invited to X-Culture Symposium where they meet their team members and top managers from the client company. X-Culture just won the Wharton’s 2016 Re-Imagine Education Award in the Nurturing Employability category.

The detailed review of the selection process can be found here:

http://x-culture.org/winners/2016-2-best-instructors/

Pathway to BBA Human Resources

Niagara College has made it possible for you to bridge into Human Resources Degree at NC. For students that have completed a 3-year Human Resources Advanced Diploma with a 70% average, they will be able start year 4 of the BBA -HR Degree program in September. This pathway will enable them to obtain the academic requirements to achieve their CHRP/CHRL designation.

The following courses that are offered during the spring – summer term is the first step to bridge over:

  • Entrepreneurship BNTR 9205
  • Financial Management BACC 9402
  • Introduction to Canadian Government BGOV 9501
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods BHRM 9602
  • Liberal Studies Elective

For any additional questions or to register please contact Niagara College tel: 905-641-2252

Academic Advisor: Autumn Garrigan ext. 4495, office W115

HR Program Coordinators:

prof. Holly Catalfamo,  HR Degree & HRM Grad Certificate, hcatalfamo@niagaracollege.ca

prof. Barbara Smith, HR Advanced Diploma Co-op, bsmith@niagaracollege.ca