Every year, the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) MBA Case Competition Committee (MBACCC) offers students the opportunity to enter the world of case cracking. This is done in the Fall and Winter semesters by hosting bootcamps. Some focus on learning the basics of case cracking while others focuses on presentation skills.
On February 5th, the MBACCC continued its workshop series with a tailored seminar for its annual winter internal competition event. This year, the MBACCC collaborated with 457 ANEW to present a mandate for the annual Strategy Challenge Case Competition. The team welcomed 31 students from both the incoming and returning cohorts at the event.
The first half of the workshop was facilitated by the MBACCC faculty advisor, Prof. Tim Field. By providing an overview of general strategy & management tools Prof. Field set the stage for the second half of the workshop – in which Cedrin Law, an MBACCC alumni, Coach, and seasoned marketing expert, walked students through various concepts and frameworks that they could leverage in analyzing and solving the 457ANEW Strategy Challenge mandate.
In Fall 2020, the MBACCC quickly pivoted and adapted its bi-annual in-person bootcamps to a virtual
format. In addition to local participation, the Fall 2020 bootcamps saw students joining from all over the world with students attending from India, China, and the United Arab Emirates. The workshops saw a mix of
participants, ranging from case competition novices to seasoned champions.
Bootcamp 1 had 32 registrants. The session was facilitated by the MBACCC faculty advisor, Prof. Tim Field. By solving a case in real-time, students were given an overview of the fundamental tools and approaches to case cracking.
Bootcamp 2 was led by Cedrin Law, an MBACCC alumni and Coach. This hands-on session involved students working in teams to solve a case pertaining to a well-established international conglomerate.
In Winter 2020 we hosted 2 sessions. The first session was led by Tim Field and focussed on the fundamental tools and approaches to case cracking.
In September 2019 we hosted 2 sessions. The first session was led by Tim Field and focussed on the fundamental tools and approaches to case cracking.
The second session was led by JMSB MBA Alumni and CCC coach Stavros Athanasoulias. A short case was provided and students had the opportunity to work as a team and deliver a 5 minute presentation to a panel of judges.
In January 2019, the CCC hosted a successful bootcamp with over 50 attendees. The session was followed by three presentations from the teams representing JMSB at the HEC CSR Challenge and Rotman A4S International Case Competition.
In September 2018, the CCC hosted two successful bootcamps, both with over 40 participants.