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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.

Alberta Not-For-Profit

Difficulty: Medium-High
Students Eligible: B.Comm (all majors)
Deadline to Express Interest: November 26
Funding: Self-Funded (funding may eligible through UMSU, CSA, & Dean’s Office)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Competition Dates: February 8-12, 2023 

Alberta School of Business hosts the only live not-for-profit business case competition in Canada each year to bridge the gap between students from all disciplines and NFP organizations. Students from all over the world and from various disciplines will have the opportunity to compete in case analysis and gain a greater understanding of the not-for-profit sector through this competition. The competition consists of one 24 hour case, an interactive case component, networking events, a speaker panel and activities.

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Van Berkom John Molson Small-Cap Case Competition  

Difficulty: Medium
Students Eligible: B.Comm (all majors), MBA and MFin
Deadline to Express Interest: November 26
Funding: Self-Funded (funding may eligible through UMSU, CSA, & Dean’s Office)
Location: Virtual
Qualifying Round: January 

This premier case competition focused on small-cap investment, will provide undergraduate and graduate-level business students with an opportunity to showcase their ability to analyze financial business cases, develop strategic recommendations, and apply the academic skills they have gained in the classroom.

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Heavener International Case Competition

Difficulty: High
Students Eligible: B.Comm (all majors)
Deadline to Express Interest: November 26
Funding: 100% funded
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Competition Dates: February 11-19, 2023

Established in 2016, HICC offers you a week-long business experience in Florida. The goals of the competition are to learn first-hand about strategic challenges and decisions facing global business leaders and to provide you with the opportunity to sharpen your problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills. Twenty teams compete in three rounds in this major American competition. The first round is a 12 hour case, the second round is a 4 hour case and the third round is a 16 hour case.

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CFA Societies Canada Ethics Challenge

The CFA Societies Canada Ethics Challenge is designed to increase students’ awareness of the ethical dilemmas they may face as investment management professionals. Teams consisting of students from finance or business programs are given an ethics case to analyze and evaluate. Each team then presents its analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges, selected by the Host CFA Society.

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John Molson 

Entering its 15th year, the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC) is a multi-round undergraduate case competition. The week-long event challenges twenty-eight international teams from renowned business schools with unique, challenging, and dynamic cases. Students will compete in four rounds that include three challenging 3-hour cases and one unique 24-hour case covering various industries and business disciplines.

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The Digital Innovation Challenge will create a space where students are challenged to gain insights from analytics to develop a strategy to better an organization. Students will pull together data and turn it into information that provides insights, using analytics as the communication tool. Students will use data to develop strong strategies that remove the gaps in performance within an organization.

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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:


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)

JDC West

Other achievements

2020 results

Inter Collegiate Business Competition

JDC West

Other achievements

2019 results

2018 results


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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.

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Judith Jayasuriya [MBA/14]
Lead, Experiential Learning

Lauren Slegers
Case Competition Coordinator