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2010 Commerce Games: HEC Montréal on the Podium Again

January 12, 2010

The HEC Montréal delegation of some 80 BBA students took second place overall at the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Commerce Games, held from January 8 to 11 at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University on the theme of “responsible management, sustainable actions.”

René Gendreau , a Guest Professor with the Department of Marketing and head of the “Commerce Games” project-course, noted that the interuniversity competition was extremely close. The first- and second-place finishers were a mere half percentage point apart, with two other teams tying for third place. “I’m sure it’s never been so close before, and it just goes to show how well prepared the different universities were.”

With this year’s performance, the School has now finished in the top three 19 times in 22 years. Since the first edition of the competition, in 1989, HEC Montréal has brought home first place 10 times, second place 5 times and third place 4 times.

This year’s Games brought together some 1,200 participants, accompanying staff and volunteers from 13 universities, all of them members of the Students’ Association of Management Faculties of Eastern Canada.*

HEC Montréal team rankings in the academic and sports competitions and social activities

First place

  • Taxation case
  • Marketing case
  • Touchball

Second place

  • Participation
  • Social component

Third place

  • Entrepreneurship case
  • Finance case
  • Human resources management case
  • Soccer

Valuable support

In preparing for the academic competitions, the School’s students benefited once again this year from the support and sage advice of:

  • Accounting case: Claude Laurin (Full Professor, Department of Accounting Studies)
  • Entrepreneurship case: Claude Ananou (Full-Time Lecturer, Department of Management)
  • Ethics case: Josyane Fortin (BBA 2008 and postgraduate student) and Gautier Péchadre (BBA 2009)
  • Finance case: Philippe Bouchard (Full-Time Lecturer, Department of Finance)
  • Taxation case: Audrey Barbeau (BBA 2003, Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy 2004 and Master of Laws, taxation option 2008)
  • Human resources management case: Anne Bourhis (Associate Professor, Department of Human Resources Management)
  • International management case: Jahan Ara Peerally (Assistant Professor, Department of International Business)
  • Marketing case: René Gendreau (Guest Professor, Department of Marketing)
  • Strategy case: Daniel Côté (Associate Professor, Department of Management)
  • Information technology case:   Alina Maria Dulipovici (Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technologies) and Marc Messier (Full-Time Faculty Lecturer,  Department of Information Technologies)
  • Debating: Nathalie Elgrably (Full-Time Lecturer, Institute of Applied Economics)


The HEC Montréal delegation, proudly sporting the School’s colours

* Aside from HEC Montréal, they are: Concordia University (host of this year’s Games, tied for 3rd place), the University of Ottawa (tied for 3rd place), the Université de Moncton, the Université de Sherbrooke, the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Université Laval (1st place) and McGill University.

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