Business Administration students from LU earn 1st place in ACHIEVE competition

Four Lakehead University students from the Thunder Bay, Ont. campus earned first place in a case competition held during the ACHIEVE conference on Feb 1 and 2.

Four students took home a trophy and split the $3000 prize money

(l to r) Matthew Etreni, Ryan Ferguson, Sabeera Azhar and Dylan Paxton took home a cheque for $3000 after winning first place in the ACHIEVE case competition on Feb 1 and 2, 2018. (Lakehead University / Press Release)

Four Lakehead University students from the Thunder Bay, Ont. campus earned first place in a competition held during the ACHIEVE conference on Feb 1 and 2.

ACHIEVE is an undergraduate accounting conference that's hosted by the Ted Rogers School of Management, which is known as one of the most distinguished and largest business schools in Canada.

Dylan Paxton, Matthew Etreni, Ryan Ferguson and Sabeera Azhar participated in the two-day conference which included an accounting-based case competition, guest speakers and networking events.

According to a written release on Friday, this year's case competition dealt with persevering in the face of pressure from superiors to bend the rules.

"While competing, we used everything we've learned these past three or four years and it paid off in the end," Etreni said in Friday's written release.

The four students got to take home a trophy and $3000 in prize money to share between the team.

"We are very proud of our students," Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, Dr. Bahram Dadgostar said.

"Their performance demonstrates the quality of the business program at Lakehead University."

The Lakehead University Accounting team also won first place in an accounting competition last year in Winnipeg.