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What is a Business Case Competition?

Case competitions are a transformative experiential learning opportunity. They provide students with real-life experiences while developing and leveraging their problem solving and analytical skills. 

  • Students are given complex business challenges and are asked to work as a team to provide a recommendation that considers the needs of all stakeholders, the resources required and the changing nature of business. 

    The Asper Business Case Competition will host graduate teams from top Canadian business schools to tackle contemporary business challenges through three rounds of competition, each with a different style of case analysis and presentation. 

    The event will help students develop skills including adaptability, confidence in public speaking and creativity that will be widely applicable to their professional careers. 

  • lady presenting to a mixed audience.

What to expect?

Hosted by the Asper School of Business, the competition will be a three-day event focused on testing and challenging students in an exciting environment that lends itself to amplifying your immersive and experiential learning.

The competition is designed to facilitate networking and exchange of ideas among attendees. Planned events are designed to facilitate social exchanges that help participants to get to know each other and expand their network beyond their own University.

Additionally, there will be a number of fun, social activities to participate in and explore the magic of winter in Winnipeg.

Who can participate?

The competition is open to full-time, part-time, and executive MBA students, as well as Masters-level students from other management programs. Every team shall be composed of four team members.

How to register?

Registrations will be facilitated via email.

Please email if you are interested

Why participate?

Students who participate in this competition will:

  • Compete in a safe, yet challenging environment
  • Receive feedback from renowned executives
  • Challenge their own ideas
  • Build their leadership competencies and skills
  • Expand their professional network

2023 Asper Leadership Case Competition highlights

The Asper School of Business was thrilled to welcome graduate students from across Canada to compete at the inaugural Asper Business Case Competition, that was held under the theme of leadership.

  • From February 23 to 25, 2023 the competition tested and challenged students and their case competition skills in an exciting environment in locations such as Manitoba Hydro, The Forks, Festival du Voyageur and the Asper School of Business.

    Why a Leadership Competition?

    Leading others is a critical skill across sectors and industries. Leadership holds the key to solving some of the most complex problems in organizations and broader society. Leadership provides conceptual organizational knowledge and competencies in leading teams, conflict resolution, organizational change, negotiations, corporate social responsibility, and other critical competencies that facilitate and support personal, group and organizational success.

2024 Schedule

February 21

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Registration, Welcome & Division Draw

February 22

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Round 1: Prepared Case Presentations 

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Feedback

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Social Activity

6 p.m.
Free Evening

February 23

9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Round 2: Boardroom-Style Case Presentations

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

6:30 p.m.
Social Activity

February 24

8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Round 3: Traditional Case Presentations   

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Feedback & Announcement

4 p.m.
Public Finals

7 p.m.
Dinner & Awards Presentation

10 p.m.

February 25

Teams depart

Sponsorship information

The Asper School of Business gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our past sponsors, and we look forward to continuing the legacy of giving at any of the following sponsorship levels: 

  • Diamond $25,000  
  • Platinum $20,000  
  • Gold $15,000
  • Silver $5,000
  • Bronze $3,000 

For more information and details on sponsorships, please contact:

Judy Jayasuriya
Lead of Experiential Learning


Contact us

Drake Centre
181 Freedman Cres.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4

Judith Jayasuriya 
Instructor & Lead, Experiential Learning