The University of Cape Coast Business School has proven to be the best business school in the country, following its victory in the maiden edition of the Graphic Business Tertiary Business Sense Challenge (TBSC), which started on Monday, February 18 and ended Friday, February 22.
The Challenge brought together the finest business schools in the country, including the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Business School, University for Development Studies, Wisconsin International University, to test their business sense.
Initiated by the Graphic Communications Company Limited, TBSC brings together students from tertiary business schools all over the country to exhibit their knowledge in the business field.
At the end of the keenly contested Challenge, UCC’s 50-24 victory over Wisconsin International University in the grand finale, which was live on TV3 gave credence to the saying that the Central Region is the citadel of education.
Watch the grand finale here:
Journey to finals
On Wednesday, the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) demolished Central University College (CUC) at the Tertiary Business Sense Challenge.
Around the same time, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) was already waiting for UGBS, having triumphed over the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in a similar contest on Monday.
When the two – UGBS and KNUST – finally met for the quarter finals, it was ‘Accra’ that triumphed over ‘Kumasi’.
At the keenly contested quiz, which was described as the ‘Clash of the Titans’, UGBS beat KNUST by 58 points to 46 points.
First round ended with UGBS getting 13 points against 10 points for KNUST, with both getting 12 points each in the second round. The UGBS got 10 out of a possible 10 in Round Three, which was the ‘Problem of the Day’, with KNUST getting six.
Round Four was the icebreaker, with the UGBS getting 23, while KNUST got 18.
The UGBS team was represented by Samuel Asah, Samuel Erzuah and Jephtah Dwamena, while Henrietta Bobi, Gideon Van-Yawson and Baah Acheamfuor represented KNUST.
Wisconsin boots out CUC
In the other quarter final contest Wednesday, Wisconsin International University booted out Central University College (CUC).
At the end of that contest, Wisconsin got 39 points against 17 points for CUC.
The Wisconsin team was represented by Evans Agyemang, Nana Kwasi Sarpong and Lariba Abiba Zackari, while Stephen Adjornor, Allison Eliezer Buah and Frank Adjetey Nubuor represented CUC.
The UGBS and Wisconsin by their wins joined the University of Development Studies (UDS) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) for the semi -final contest.
UCC and Wisconsin stood out in the semis and headed for Friday’s grand finale, which saw the Cape Coasters emerge victorious.
The GCGL came up with the TBSC to increase the knowledge base of students and improve the practicality of what they study in school.
Held on the theme: ‘Developing Business Minds – The Hot Seat’, the challenge is bringing together students from tertiary business schools all over the country to exhibit their knowledge in the business field.
The maiden edition is, thus, focusing on business schools interested in showcasing the quality of their faculties, tuition centres and facilities, knowledge capacity of their students and quality of their output.