Case Competitions


External Case Competition

Ivey students at the HEC’s Défi de la Responsabilité d’Entreprise – enjoying responsibly!

Over the course of the year, Ivey MBA students have a chance to participate in various local and international case competitions, with topics from marketing to finance and strategy, among others. In 2016-2017, our class participated and represented Ivey at over twenty competitions, which are generally subsidized by the school and the MBA Association.


Internal Case Competition

Before the weeklong break in June, the Ivey MBA program wraps up the first four months of Core with a three-day intra-school case competition, sponsored by a major consulting firm, that aims to test all the business essentials skills learnt to date through real business cases. All Ivey MBA students register teams of four to seven people each and meet on the morning of Day 1 to crash and burn through the first practice case with only three hours to prepare and present their recommendation to a panel of judges consisting of Ivey faculty and industry representatives. Another practice round later, the elimination ensues on Day 2. The grand finale is held in the BMO Auditorium where all students come together to watch the top three teams present their insights and recommendations.


Ivey Case Competions

Ivey is a proud host of two well-renowned case competitions – the IBK Capital – Ivey Business Plan Competition and the Ivey-Haskayne MBA Leadership Case Competition.

The IBK Capital – Ivey Business Plan Competition has been in the running for almost two decades. Organized by the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship and usually held sometime in January, the competition allows graduate students to pitch their new venture ideas to industry representatives. For an overview of the 19th edition of the IBK Capital, click here, and for more information check out this page

The Ivey-Haskayne MBA Leadership Case Competition is led by Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School and the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business at the Haskayne School of Business. Usually held in February, the event offers student an opportunity to connect with their peers from schools all across Canada, as well as industry representatives, and explore various topics in leadership. For an overview of this year’s case competition, check out this post.

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