The MBA Games is an annual tradition that brings together hundreds of MBA students from across BC & Canada to compete in academic, sport, and spirit competitions. The 2019 cohort made history by becoming the first group of UBC MBA students to bring home hardware from the BC MBA Games, winning 6 out of 7 events to capture the overall trophy. This meant that UBC got to host the 2018 BC MBA games, where they secured first place again!

The Canada MBA Games were started in 1988 by Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and the trophy given to the winning team is still called the Queen’s Cup. The BC MBA Games, held in October, were started in 2015 to carry on this tradition in BC and are a perfect warm-up for the Canada MBA Games in January. 

Both Games are one of the best highlights of the MBA Program. Compete with your classmates in Academic, Sport, and Spirit competitions while getting to know them outside of the university atmosphere and networking with top MBAs from across BC and Canada. Each fall, the 1st year full-time MBA students elect 2-3 people to be the MBA Games Representatives to organize teams for the MBA Games.

Contact MBA representatives Matthias, Jerome or Gokhan at mbagames@mbasociety.ca

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Matthias Kempe

Matthias is an enthusiastic change-agent, and is never afraid to push the status quo in any operation. His professional profile includes working three years and a process improvement manager, but his passion for business eventually led his career to work 2 years as a product manager before tackling an MBA in September 2018.
His continued participation in high-level athletics has been a big asset in co-captaining the UBC MBA Games Team, both in the BC games, and the Canada games. Post-MBA, he is looking forward to a career as an entrepreneur in ocean sustainability, preferably in the aquaculture industry.


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Jerome Manuel

Jerome is an entrepreneur, engineer and actor with over 5 years of diverse experience in start-ups, social enterprises, lean management, business strategy, and behavioural training. He loves world culture and history, born in India and now enjoying his time in Vancouver brings him the best of both worlds. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering in Industrial Engineering and Management. Since the start of the MBA, as the games captain he's led UBC to a 1st place finish at the BC MBA Games and will be a key member of the senior leadership team for the elite Sauder Management Consulting Club (SMCC). Jerome is known for his obsession with stories and is a big fan of the health fitness world - zumba, and yoga. He's also an experiential diversity and inclusion trainer using creative arts.


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Gökhan Başaran

Entrepreneurial and tech-savvy marketing and product leader with over 11 years of international experience in business development, sales, marketing, brand management and product management roles in the electrical home appliances sector.
Experienced in supporting early stage startups in market entry and product launch strategies, he is a well-organized and optimistic leader with a strong passion for innovation and technology.
His interests include dancing (Greek and Aegean folkloric dances), motorcycle riding, football, table tennis and outdoor activities.


2018 - BC MBA Games

Th 2018 BC MBA Games hosted at the University of British Columbia. The theme was all about ocean conservation, and cases prepared by participants highlighted sustainable business practices.

For the second year in a row, the University of British Columbia were crowned BC MBA Games champions, and the MBA Class of 2020 took home 4 out of 7 awards, hosted right here at UBC.

  • Pecha Kucha Presentation - 2nd place

  • Ocean Wise Case Competition - 1st place

  • Nuu-chah-nulth Competition - 3rd place

  • Fundraising video - 2nd place

  • Dodgeball - 1st place

  • Beach Volleyball - 1st place

  • Rap Challenge - 1st place