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John Molson School of Business Holding MBA Case Competition: MBA News


Updated August 26, 2019 Updated August 26, 2019

This week, Montreal-based John Molson School of Business at Concordia University is holding its annual business case competition, heralded as the oldest, largest and most international MBA challenge of its kind in the world.

Having launched on Monday, the John Molson MBA International Case Competition is currently in the throes of its round-robin tournament in which this year’s MBA teams from 36 schools representing 13 countries around the world compete against each other on a series of strategic management cases. 

Current leaders in the business case competition group stages include Sydney’s UTS Business School, Singapore’s Nanyang Business School, the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany as well as Canada’s own HEC Montreal.

Semi-finalists of the business case competition will emerge from the group stages before a final three teams face off for the Concordia Cup and the C$10,000 (approx. US$9,200) prize that comes with it.

Business case competition organized by John Molson MBA students

A team of John Molson MBA students are responsible for putting the business case competition together, including selecting the cases to be used by running a case-writing contest.

“Visiting coaches all tell us that there is no competition as intense and as rigorous as ours. Five cases in four days with no research material allowed is unique,” said Bita Sehat, one of the John Molson MBA organizers.

Today, John Molson School of Business hosts the ‘live case’, where a senior figure is invited to present a real business problem facing their organization. This year the problem will focus on Haiti, with an introduction provided by Michaëlle Jean, current UNESCO special envoy for Haiti, who served as Canada’s first governor general of Caribbean origin between 2005 and 2010.  

John Molson School of Business takes its name from John Molson, a great patron to the city of Montreal alongside founding Molson breweries, now merged into the Molson Coors Brewing Company. In the latest QS Global 200 Business Schools Report, John Molson School of Business joined the top ten business schools in Canada, as voted for by international employers, marking a steady rise for the school over the past two years.

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This article was originally published in January 2014 . It was last updated in August 2019

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