International Business Ethics Case Competition
90 seconds -1st Place
10 minutes – 3rd Place
25 minutes – 3rd Place
Team (L to R) – Sridharan Vankeepuram, Nishant Gaurav, Timothy Field, Himanshu Srivastava, and Hiral Parekh.
DIC – Haskayne School of Business
Team (L to R) – Sridharan Vankeepuram, Himanshu Srivastava, Nishant Gaurav, and Hiral Parekh.
HEC CSR Challenge
Team (L to R) – Sriram Menon, Mehul Bawa, Babita Bhandari, and Lisa Malachowski.
Diversity and Inclusion Case Challenge
Team (L to R) – Shanil Panchamia, Shaurya Talwar, Amy Tang, and Liane Villemure.
Team (L to R) – Bijoy Kothari, Laura Fraticelli, Alexandra Wells, and Lorenze Dzouza.
McGill Retail Innovation Challenge
Team (L to R) – Mehul Bawa, Tara Brohman, Harsh Jaswal and Ryan Worm.
SFU Net Impact
Schulich Global Case Comp
HEC CSR Challenge
DISC – DeGroote Innovative Solutions Competition
Telfer D&I 2020 – 2nd Place!
Team Diem (L:R) – Pamela Psihogios, Anusan Anandan, Karine Paradis, Debajyoti Saha
DeGroote 2019 – 1st Place!
KGP PMI 2019 – 3rd Place!
Rotman Net Impact – A4SICC (March 2019) – 1st Place Winners
CPA Canada took a moment to interview the 1st place winners of the A4S Accounting for Sustainability International Case Competition held at The Rotman School of management.
Read the article here to find out more about their savvy idea, winning strategy and what’s next for team Rotapower!
Rotman Net Impact – A4SICC (March 2019) – 3rd Place Winners
Telfer University Case Competition (March 2019) – 2nd Place Winners
HEC CSR Challenge (February 2019) – 1st & 2nd Place Winners
De Groote Case Competition (November 2018) – Mixed Team Finals
Bell Case Competition (September 2018) – Divisional Winners
Haskayne 24h Epic Challenge (March 2018) – 2nd place
WiLA Engages (March 2018) – 1st place
De Groote Case Competition (November 2017) – 3rd place
East Meets West
MBA Leadership Case Competition
About the Competition
The weekend long competition is co-organized by Ivey’s Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership and the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Each year, the schools alternate as hosts. The topic of the competition is the development of the next generation of business leaders.
This year, the competition took place from February 6th to 8th and explored the balance of fiscal demands and ethical challenges in leadership.
JMSB delegates Stéphane Larin, Jennifer Ward, Sapandeep Randhawa and Paola Sunyé were selected from the Strategies in Action (MBA 695) class. On top of class practices, they dedicated over 60 hours to preparing for this competition!
“I am super happy and proud of our team! We had our best performance along our road and I was glad to have learned something different this competition. I am super privileged to work with these guys and am happy to have had the chance to represent JMSB!” – Sapandeep Singh Randhawa
Our JMSB delegates Anne Morinville, Karolyne Courville, Evan Baker and Nataraajan Arulolie competed at the 5th Edition of the East Meets West MBA Leadership Case Competition, held at Western University- Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario from February 7 to 9, 2019. The theme surrounded business leadership.
On day 1, schools were broken up and split into mixed teams, allowing all the participants to crack a case with new team members from across the country. On day 2, teams participated with their peers for a second case. Both cases were followed by a debrief session with industry leaders and academics on the topic covered in the case. These sessions proved to be very insightful to the participants, who also had the opportunity to ask questions to the judges and subject experts. On both days, participants had the chance to network during social events. The competition was executed flawlessly. According to Evan Baker (participant):
“East Meets West was a meeting not only of top business schools from across Canada, but a true meeting of minds. From walking into the impressively designed main campus at Ivey, to rubbing elbows with CEOs and highly experienced board members, this competition deepened my gratitude for the opportunities that pursuing a John Molson MBA has given me. I took full advantage of my time in London to make new friendships and nurture old ones, learn from many people far smarter and more experienced than I, and to put into practice the hard work and dedication of my colleagues as we represented our school, and ourselves, to the Canadian MBA community.”
The winner of the competition was University of Manitoba- Asper School of Business. A total of 10 teams and universities participated.
The JMSB MBA Case Competition Committee (MBACCC) publishes 2 newsletters every study term to present the events and results of the MBACCC’s efforts in promoting case competitions and representing JMSB in various case competitions.
NEWSLETTER – MAY 2023
MBACCC 2022-23: RECAP
The MBACCC saw incredible student engagement in this year’s events, with over 60 applicants for the SIA/Live Case Tryouts, over 20 applicants for the MBACCC recruitment, and overall actively engaging 100+ students through Bootcamps/Workshops and Internal Case Competition.
The newsletter and website have been revamped to increase clarity and usability, to reach more students. We have successfully managed to achieve an average of 500 monthly visitors to the website, with 200 (on avg.) being unique.
INCOMING MBACCC 2023-24 TEAM
We are delighted to announce the next team of the MBA CCC, a group of accomplished individuals poised to lead the committee to new heights. This team will be the steward of JMSB’s case competition program in 2023-24. This year’s recruitment process witnessed an unprecedented level of interest, a testament to the enduring enthusiasm of the JMSB student community.
HEC CSR CHALLENGE
Left to Right: Sriram Menon, Mehul Bawa, Babita Bhandari and Lisa Malachowski
Babita Bhandari, Sriram Menon, Mehul Bawa, and Lisa Malachowski represented JMSB at the HEC CSR Challenge held in March and secured 2nd Place.
The contest comprised of three cases – a research challenge to devise a DEI strategy for the First Women’s Bank, and two traditional cases that emphasized the circular economy. One case centered on electronics recycling while the other focused on the pharmaceutical industry. In a pool of 21 International MBA teams, our team advanced to the final round and secured the 2nd position in the overall rankings!
Jonathan Faerman and Damian Wolff coached and supported the team to prepare them for the competition.
MCGILL-DESAUTELS NEGOTIATION COMPETITION
Left to Right: Jean-Nicholas Reyt (Associate Prof. McGill), Dhiraj Gaikwad, Raul Braganza, Lorenze Dsouza and Sridharan Vankeepuram
Dhiraj Gaikwad, Raul Braganza, Lorenze Dsouza, and Sridharan Vankeepuram represented JMSB in the inaugural edition of the McGill-Desautels Negotiation Competition. 10 teams of MBA students from across Canada competed and more than 30 negotiation experts judged at the event.
Over the course of two days, teams gave their best and tried to impress the judging panels with their exceptional negotiation skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. Their business acumen and expertise were absolutely crucial. Our team was given the award for “Best Team Players” by the judges for their professional attitude and communication skills.
HASKAYNE DIGITAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE
Left to Right: Sridharan Vankeepuram, Hiral Parekh, Fatima Malik, Nishant Gaurav and Himanshu Srivastava
Himanshu Srivastava, Hiral Parekh, Nishant Gaurav and Sridharan Vankeepuram represented JMSB in the Digital Innovation Challenge Case Competition organized by Haskayne School of Business and won 1st place.
The competition consisted of two rounds. In the first round, the teams were given a 24-hour research mandate on how can AI-based technology companies leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage employee burnout due to the fast-paced nature of the industry and skill shortage. The teams had to do a 15-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute Q&A session for both rounds. The top five teams qualified for the final. The final mandate was an added twist of getting buy-in from skeptical employees. The short-term solution was to actively involve employees to increase engagement and in the long-term automate tasks through AI to improve their work-life quality.
Jeremy Rutman and Fatima Malik coached and prepared the team for the research-focused competition and the 24-hour-long case-cracking session.
THANK YOU DONORS!
Above: Team at Asper Leadership Case Competition
Below: Team at Digital Innovation Challenge, Calgary
We would like to express our thanks to our donors, Donald and Bonnie Poole, for their generous donation that enabled our teams to participate in the Digital Innovation Challenge Case Competition at Haskayne School of Business, Calgary and the Asper Leadership Case Competition at Winnipeg. The teams truly cherished their experience and memories. This impacts the overall value of the MBA Case Competition Program at John Molson School of Business. We truly are grateful for their support.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ETHICS CASE COMPETITION
Left to Right: Sridharan Vankeepuram, Nishant Gaurav, Prof.Timothy Field, Himanshu Srivastava and Hiral Parekh.
Himanshu Srivastava, Hiral Parekh, Nishant Gaurav, and Sridharan Vankeepuram represented JMSB in the International Business Ethics Case Competition which consisted of 3 separate events. The team placed in all three competitions: 90 seconds – 1st Place, 10 minutes – 3rd Place, and 25 minutes – 3rd Place.
The competition is based on self-selected ethics-based research mandates. The ethical, legal, and financial implications along with a recommendation had to be analyzed and presented. The team focused on “How to manage AI-induced bias in hiring practices to avoid marginalization of already disadvantaged groups?” The team placed judges in the role of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) to present their solutions. Teams from North America, the UK, Europe, and Asia competed in this competition.
Fatima Malik, Roshni Tamil Selvan, and Jeremy Rutman coached and supported the team throughout their preparation for the competition.
2022 – 2023 SNAPSHOT
- McGill Retail Challenge – 2nd Place
- KGP Concours – 1st Place
- Telfer Diversity & Inclusion Challenge – 3rd Place
- HES CSR Challenge – 2nd Place
- Digital Innovation Challenge, Haskayne – 1st Place
- International Business Ethics Case Competition
- 90 seconds – 1st Place
- 10 minute – 3rd Place
- 25 minute – 3rd Place
Coaches: Anne Morinville, Bethea Clarke, Cedrin Law, Damian Wolff, Emad Naeemi, Fatima Malik, Genevieve Redstone, Hirak Chakraborty, Jeremy Rutman, Jesse Prent, Jonathan Faerman, Marc LeGuen, Matthew Beck, Pierre Carpentier, Roshini Tamil Selvan and Timothy Field.
The MBACCC would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the coaches who have dedicated their time to help teams prepare for the competitions. Your unwavering guidance has been invaluable to the growth of the students. We are incredibly grateful for your efforts, which have immensely impacted our growth and development. Your investment in us has been truly inspiring, and we hope to carry the lessons you have imparted with us. Thank you all again.
Please find the previous newsletter below:
- April 2022 Newsletter
- March 2022 Newsletter
- January 2022 Newsletter
- November 2021 Newsletter
- February 2021 Newsletter
- December 2020 Newsletter
- October 2020 Newsletter
- February 2020 Newsletter
- January 2020 Newsletter
- December 2019 Newsletter
- October 2019 Newsletter
- April 2019 Newsletter
- March 2019 Newsletter
- February 2019 Newsletter
- January 2019 Newsletter
- November 2018 Newsletter
Videos: Learn more about Case Comps
Do you want to learn more about case competitions and how to perfect your skills? Here are a few videos created by members of the Case Competition Club (CCC).
JMSB MBACCC Presents: How to Build Effective Slides
JMSB MBACCC Presents: Tips and Tricks for Case Competitions-How to Handle Stress
JMSB MBACCC Presents: Presentation How-To’s: First Impressions
JMSB MBACCC Presents: What do case comps mean to you?
The International Community Outreach Program (ICOP) is a student-run initiative at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. Their aim is to promote social entrepreneurship and international collaboration by offering graduate business students meaningful opportunities to transfer their knowledge and get exposed to social business issues by participating in international development activities.
Every Fall, they host a case competition centered around international social business causes. The case begins with a brief introduction of the NGO and the teams have the opportunity to ask questions pertaining to the case. All teams have 3 hours for their preparation after which they will have 15 minutes to of presentation, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. The day ends with a networking cocktail at which time the winners are announced.
On Saturday November 2nd 2019, 12 teams competed to develop the best solution for a challenge currently facing the Asante Africa Foundation.
The 2019 ICOP Case Competition winners:
The 2018 ICOP Case Competition winners:
The 2017 ICOP Case Competition winners:
Bell launched and hosted their first ever in-house competition on September 28th, 2018. Teams from the MBA and MSc. had the opportunity to compete on a business case related to the telecommunications industry. There were a total of 17 teams competing that day from JMSB, UQAM (ÉSG), McGill, Polytechnique and more! The goal of the competition: the winners of each division would be fast-tracked in the interview process and the Graduate Leadership Program at Bell.
This year, Hamed Safaee, Himanshi Garg and Lifan Yuan, each from JMSB’s MBA program, won first place in their division, competing against 5 other teams!