January 8, 2008
The HEC Montréal delegation of 70 competitors, most of them BBA students, took third place overall at the TD Meloche Monnex Commerce Games, held in Trois-Rivières from January 4 to 6. HEC Montréal students have now stood on the podium 17 times in the 20 years of the Commerce Games. Since this inter-university competition was founded by Patrice Bourbonnais (BBA 1990) in 1989, they have brought home first place ten times, second place three times and third place four times.
In addition, René Gendreau, Guest Professor in the Department of Marketing and head of the Commerce Games project-course, won the Recognition award at the closing gala. The special tribute is a salute to his immense contribution to the competition. In fall 1997, Mr. Gendreau created the Commerce Games project-course as a way to give students a chance to prepare properly for the academic competitions, an initiative that inspired other universities to do likewise.
The 2008 edition of the Games brought together over 1,400 participants, accompanying staff and volunteers from 12 participating universities, all of them member institutions of the Students’ Association of Management Faculties of Eastern Canada.
Information technology case
Stock market simulation
To prepare for the academic competitions, the HEC Montréal delegation benefited from the support and sage advice of:
* HEC Montréal students pitted their skills against their counterparts from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, the École des sciences de la gestion at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Université Laval (1st place), McGill University, the Université de Moncton, the Université de Sherbrooke, the University of Ottawa (2nd place), the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the Université du Québec en Outaouais, the Université du Québec à Rimouski and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.