Every year in the winter term, the MBACCC organizes a case competition for the students enrolled in the JMSB MBA (Master of Business Administration) program. The competition provides the students with the opportunity to implement their in-class learnings to solve real-world business problems; usually provided by the sponsors of the competition. The competition also presents networking opportunities for the students and the sponsors.
This year’s competition- a daylong event held took place at the JMSB MB building on 12th March 2022. The conclusion of the case competition was by networking cocktail at the Winston Churchill Pub. A week before the competition, all the 8 participating teams were provided with the case by our sponsors- PMP Consulting. The final submissions from all competing teams were due a day before the competition i.e., on 11th March. The teams submitted their recommendation decks for the mandate- recommending “Omnichannel strategy for Wawanesa Insurance” to the MBACCC.
Out of the 8 teams, 2 teams were chosen to present in the finals and ultimately one winner, one runner up and 2 honorable mentions were chosen at the end who were awarded cash prizes. The winners were announced at the cocktail event and all the participants, the MBACCC club members, judges and sponsors had a great networking session at the Winston Churchill club.
Not only, the participants showed stellar performance in the case competition but were equally enthusiastic about various games being played at the event. Some of the great pictures from the event are a part of this newsletter edition and we are sure that you would have a great time looking at them. We are thankful to everyone who made the event a great success especially our biggest cheerleaders our MBA cohort and our judges whose continuous support makes every event memorable and encourages the MBACCC team to organize such great events.
The Perfect Pitch: An MBA Holiday Party
In collaboration with the JMSB MBA Society, we are proud to present: The Perfect Pitch: An MBA Holiday Party.
After an intense semester of studying and cracking cases, there’s no better way to unwind than to have fun with friends. This is a casual event so you can leave your blazer at home !
The evening will begin with a short introduction on tips and tricks to deliver the best pitch. Then, attendees with have the opportunity to practice these tips in a relaxed environment. The idea is to have a social night that is interrupted every 15 minutes for guests to compete in humorous one-minute public speaking games.
The winners of each round will get a prize, with a special grand prize awarded at the end of the event.
Where: Reggies Bar, 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O
When: Friday Nov 29th: 7:00- 11:00
ICOP Case Competition
The ICOP Social Business Case Competition started in 2015 and is based on a real-life challenge faced by an NGO in a developing country. It provides students with a stimulating environment to attack real-life scenarios while an NGO gets valuable insight from talented graduate students at no cost
This year the International Community Outreach Program (ICOP) Challenge will take place on Saturday November 2nd at JMSB. Participants are encouraged to register as a team of 4 students. If you cannot form a team before the deadline, you may register individually and ICOP will try to place you in a team. Please note that there are limited spots available and teams will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.ICOP will release a partial case package before the competition day and your team will have one week to prepare.
Case Competition Workshops presented by the JMSB CCC.
The MBA Case Competition Committee offered two complimentary workshops this fall to introduce students to case competitions.
Workshop 1: Intro to Case Cracking: Fundamentals of Case Analysis
Friday September 13 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Workshop 2: Case Competition in Action: Tips and Tricks
Friday September 27 2019, 6-9 p.m.
KGP Case Competition
The KGP (Project Management) Case Competition will be held in November 9th 2019, at UQAM University. Check out their website here
KGP is a great opportunity for those looking to sharpen their project management skills as well as for those of us who may be new to case competitions. Students had the opportunity to register as a team, or an individual.
De Groote Case Competition
The DeGroote MBA Case Competition (DCC) delves into how organizations can leverage technology and digital innovation to make their businesses, services, and products, better. This year it is will be held November 8th and 9h at McMaster University, Ontario. Teams will be selected from the Strategies in Action Course (MBA 695).
Münster Case Competition
The Münster Case Competition began in 2017 and receives competing teams from around the globe. This year the CCC is sending one team to Germany to compete in this prestigious competition. The competition will be held from October 16th to 20th 2019.