Case Competition 2021

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Discover upcoming external competitions

Represent the Asper School of Business in prestigious regional, national and international case competitions and compete against the brightest students from other top business schools.

Inter-Collegiate Business Competition

Difficulty: Medium-High
Students Eligible: B.Comm (all majors)
Deadline to Express Interest: September 3
Send Transcripts & Resumes to: Howard Harmatz (howard.harmatz @umanitoba.ca) 
Funding: 100% funded

ICBC is one of the oldest and largest case competitions and serves as a benchmark of excellence in the global case competition circuit. Students compete in eight competition streams (accounting, business policy, debating, digital strategy, ethics, finance, human resources and marketing) over the course of two rounds. The first round takes place from October 5-22 and involves a written submission. The top six teams from each stream will be announced on November 19 and will participate in the second round which takes place January 13-15. 

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Creative Shock

Difficulty: Medium
Students Eligible: B.Comm (all majors), MBA, MFin, MSCM
Deadline to Express Interest: September 10
Send Transcripts & Resumes to: Judith Jayasuriya (judy.jayasuriya@umanitoba.ca) 

Creative Shock is a global social business case competition for business students. Participants are asked to solve finance, marketing, PR and strategy challenges for social enterprises and organizations. The competition seeks to improve students’ strategic thinking by challenging them with real marketing and management problems. Creative Shock has three rounds: round 1 will take place the last week of September, round 2 will take place early October and the top ten teams will participate in the final round at the end of November. 

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EngComm

Difficulty: Medium-High
Students Eligible: B.Comm (all majors)
Deadline to Express Interest: September 10
Send Transcripts & Resumes to: Judith Jayasuriya (judy.jayasuriya@umanitoba.ca) 
Funding: 100% funded

Since 2013, the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition has been leading a global initiative to encourage multidisciplinary dialogue and collaboration between engineering and business students, offering the only opportunity of its kind, allowing students to engage in a daring new learning experience before beginning their professional careers. Participants will begin practices at the end of October in anticipation of the week-long, multi-round competition which will take place February 21-25. 

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World Mining Competition

Difficulty: Medium
Students Eligible: B.Comm (all majors with a preference for Finance and Accounting)
Deadline to Express Interest: September 15
Send Transcripts & Resumes to: Judith Jayasuriya (judy.jayasuriya@umanitoba.ca)
Location: Saskatoon (October 20-24, 2022)
Funding: 100% funded

The World Mining Competition is Canada's first global undergraduate mining strategy case, competition. The competition provides students from commerce, engineering, mining, and geology backgrounds the opportunity to enhance understanding of the global mining industry, through experiential learning. With 36 hours to resolve this real-world mining challenge, students collaborate to develop effective, economic, and robust solutions. The theme of this year’s case is “Adaptive Change for Tomorrow’s Future” where competing teams merge innovation and corporate responsibility to establish long-term prosperity.
 

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Goodman Gold Challenge

Difficulty: Medium-High
Students Eligible: B.Comm (finance and actuarial)
Deadline to Express Interest: September 20
Send Transcripts & Resumes to: Judith Jayasuriya (judy.jayasuriya@umanitoba.ca)
Location: Sudbury (Feb 2-4, 2023)
Funding: 100% funded

The Goodman Gold Competition (GGC) is the most unique and realistic mining investment competition for undergraduate students. This challenge enacts an investment scenario in which each participating university team plays the role of a finance firm. The firms are competing for a single, wealthy client’s business and their investment committee. Executives from three real mining companies will “pitch” their business to the teams, and they will need to select one in which to invest. The teams will have to prove through thorough analysis that they indeed have a better investment strategy, better return, and the best justification for their decision.
 

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Ted Rodgers Ethical Leadership Case Competition

Difficulty: Medium
Students Eligible: B.Comm (all majors)
Deadline to Express Interest: September 25
Send Transcripts & Resumes to: Judith Jayasuriya  (judy.jayasuriya@umanitoba.ca) 
Funding: 100% funded

TRVELCC is Canada's largest undergraduate business ethics case competition. This ethical leadership competition gives students the chance to demonstrate their understanding of leadership, and what leadership means in the context of socially-aware business. This prepared case competition typically releases its case early November. Participants have 1-2 weeks to prepared as the competition takes place mid-November.

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Ethics in Action Case Competition

Difficulty: Medium
Students Eligible: B.Comm (all majors)
Deadline to Express Interest: September 25
Send Transcripts & Resumes to: Judith Jayasuriya (judy.jayasuriya@umanitoba.ca) 
Funding: partially funded

The Ethics in Action Case Competition is a student-led initiative that exemplifies the importance of values-led management at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Management. Their goal is to equip tomorrow's leaders with the tools to make complex decisions while adhering to ethical principles. This competition will take place November 3-5. 

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Retail Innovation Challenge

Difficulty: Medium
Students Eligible: B.Comm (all majors)
Deadline to Express Interest: September 27
Location: Round 1 and Round 2 are virtual

Send Transcripts & Resumes to: Judith Jayasuriya (judy.jayasuriya@umanitoba.ca)
The third edition of the Retail Innovation Challenge asks students to generate actionable solutions to help local SMEs succeed in the new realities of retail. Student teams will benefit from guest speakers, town halls and/or workshops with leading experts from our partner organizations. The finalist teams (Phase 3) will also benefit from personalized coaching sessions from a globally recognized consulting firm. The competition will take place from October 20 - November 5.

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Explore internal case competitions

Internal competitions are the perfect opportunity to try out the business case experience with fellow UM students. You will learn how to prepare and analyze a case, receive feedback from judges, and team up with friends to compete to win prizes.

Below is a list of internal case competitions hosted by the Commerce Students’ Association (CSA) and the Asper MBA Students’ Association:

Case Competition 101 Workshop

Date: October 1, 2022 and January 28, 2023 (to be confirmed)

Case Competition 101 will introduce you to the basics of a case competition. You will learn about all elements of a case, how to approach them and presentation examples.

The workshop is a perfect way for you to "test the water" before participating in any competitions.

For more information on this workshop, please contact the Commerce Students' Association

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Introductory Case Competition

Date: October 15, 2022

The Commerce Students' Association’s Introductory case competition is aimed at facilitating a case competition in which students with little to no case competition experience can participate and feel welcome. The introductory case competition will provide participants with the presentation skills, logical thinking, and overall case comp experience needed to pursue future case competitions. 

For more information, please contact the Commerce Students' Association.

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IG Wealth Management Case Competition (IGCC)

Date: November 18, 2022

IGCC is a one-day event that brings together 40 students of any interdisciplinary focus from the Asper School of Business to compete in an intensive and strategic case study. 

The competition is designed to welcome students from all majors and levels of experience.

For more information about IGCC, please contact the Commerce Students' Association

CSA First Year Case Competition (FYCC)

Date: February 4, 2023

FYCC is open exclusively for first-year Asper students. The analytical and presentation skills you will gain are rarely developed in high school, yet imperative to academic and extracurricular success at Asper.

No prior experience is required.

For more information on the FYCC, please contact the Commerce Students' Association

AMBASA Case Competition

Open to active Asper MBA students, this case competition is preceded by a workshop. Both will give MBA students an introduction to the world of case competitions. 

For more information about this case competition, please contact AMBASA.

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Coaches' corner

Asper students receive incredible support from competition coaches comprised of members of our business community. Coaches will provide students with deeper insight into the ever-changing and complex challenges of the business world. The following coaches support our teams:

Results

2022 results

2021 results

Creative Shock case competition hosted by ISM University of Management and Economics in Lithuania

Ted Rodgers Virtual Ethical Leadership Case Competition

Ethics in Action Case Competition hosted by Dalhousie University

Pivot on Purpose Case Competition

DeGroote Innovative Solutions Competition

World Mining Competition hosted by the University of Saskatchewan

STRIVE Conference by the University of Toronto

International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC)

Inter Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC)

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Other achievements

2020 results

Inter Collegiate Business Competition

JDC West

Other achievements

2019 results

2018 results

Reports

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If you are interested in participating in case competitions we recommend taking a case competition course, as participation is competitive and these courses can give you an advantage.

Undergraduate students should consider registering in IDM 4050: Business Case Analysis & Competition. Graduate students should consider registering in GMGT 7350: Business Analysis & Strategy Development and GMGT 7350: Business Case Competitions. Please talk to your program office for more information.

Judith Jayasuriya [MBA/14]
Lead, Experiential Learning
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6 Canada