BCIT Accounting students win first place in national business valuation challenge

Congratulations to BCIT Bachelor of Accounting students Paul de Blois, Maya Khera, Daniel Ryu, and Sam Woo for winning first place in the national Business Valuation Challenge case challenge, organized by the Chartered Business Valuators Institute (CBV Institute).

As a result of winning first place, the team received $10,000 and complimentary enrolment in Level 1 of the CBV program of studies.

Competing in a national case challenge

Competing against 24 post-secondary teams from across Canada, the challenge required the BCIT team to take a comprehensive look into the valuation and professional analysis of a technology company that was receiving both a takeover bid and two exclusive offers from automobile companies.

“We were also tasked with outlining the strategic elements of each of the three key offers, and evaluating them with the needs of the shareholders in mind,” said Paul de Blois. “Ultimately, this case required professional judgment, risk evaluation, technical analysis, and key communication skills to express our understanding of our recommendations.”

Paul added, “This competition was an incredible opportunity to express our interest in valuations, and to test our knowledge acquired through many years of education at BCIT.”

“We’re proud to have the opportunity to represent our school and faculty who have spent many years developing us for our careers. To that note, I want to specifically take a moment to thank and shout out our Business Valuations instructor J. Terry Gordon for securing our spot in the competition, encouraging us to compete, and for providing us the confidence to succeed.”

Congratulations Paul, Maya, Daniel, and Sam!

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A flexible pathway into an accounting career

The BCIT Bachelor of Accounting program offers flexible learning pathways that include both part-time and full-time options. The part-time option provides more flexibility to allow learners to navigate their way through the program at their own pace, course-by-course. Whereas the full-time option is based on a set schedule with program start times every September and January.

Regardless of which learning option taken, completion of the degree program equips graduates with an academic credential leading to a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation, a MPAcc (Master of Professional Accounting), or an MBA program.

The employment rate for BCIT degree completers 98%*. Learn more about how you can jump-start an accounting career with the BCIT Bachelor of Accounting program.

(*Source: BC Student Outcomes, prepared by BC Stats, 2022)

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