The 2020 Stéphan Crétier Foundation Case Competition

On Saturday February 15th, 12 teams, 9 judges and 55 participants came together to compete at The Stéphan Crétier Foundation Case Competition

Every year the MBACCC hosts an internal case competition to give MBA students the chance to try out the case competition experience. For the past few years, the Stéphan Crétier Foundation (GardaWorld) has sponsored the competition and presented a live case for participants to crack. This year, the case was centered on a rebranding and marketingy strategy for the new TalentWorld division of GardaWorld.

On Saturday, February 15,  Louis Garceau, VP of TalentWorld Canada gave a presentation full of important insights on the Canadian labor market and where the strengths of the TalentWorld  division lay. Teams were then divided into 4 different divisions, and given extra time to prepare their presentations. Each judging panel featured a representative from TalentWorld or GardaWorld, an experienced case competition coach and an industry specialist.

Over 55 MBA students participated in this case competition, representing the largest number of teams entered in the Stéephan Créetier Foundation Case Competition to date, and a noteworthy conclusion to the Foundation’s sponsorship commitment to MBA students. 


With so much talent present, the judges had to make some tough decisions when selecting the top 3 teams.


Congratulations to Marie-Pier Darsigny, Eda Tuzunatac, Karine Prévost and Polina Gamayunova for taking home the title of first place and 2500$!


Second place went to Kavan SomeshwarPankajakshan RamaswamyAkshay Joshi and Paul Bugnon. Second Place took home $1500!


Finally, third place and $1000 went to Balakumaran Mohandoss, Dev Biswas, Souptik Pal and Amith Anand!


We hope that every team had an exciting, enriching and educational experience. We so are proud of all the work you poured into these presentations and for representing the John Molson School of Business and the JMSB MBA Case Competition Committee with integrity and pride as you presented to a panel of judges and industry experts.

The 2019 Garda World Challenge

The 2019 GardaWorld Challenge took place on Saturday, February 2nd at JMSB.

Information pertaining to the 2019 edition of the GardaWorld Challenge:

  • LIVE CASE with 4 Hours Preparation
  • Teams of 4 members (2 Experienced, 2 Rookies)
  • 20 minute pitch | 10 minute Q&A
  • 5000$ in prizes

Click here to register for 2020!



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Competition Format 

Information pertaining to the 2019 edition of the GARDAWORLD Challenge:
Teams will be composed of 4 MBA students. The prep time will be 4 hours in total. The day will begin with a live presentation of the case. Teams will have an opportunity to ask questions before they are handed the case document and the prep time begins. During lunch time, the teams will be allowed to ask the Live case presenter more questions pertaining to the case. Once lunch finishes, teams will begin the second half of their prep. Teams are to prepare presentations that are 20 minutes in length, and support it with 10 minutes of Q&As from GardaWorld representatives.