September 7, 2017
A team of students in the CPA graduate diploma program at HEC Montréal stood out in the Case Fight, a case-writing competition organized by the Ordre professionnel des comptables agréés du Québec for candidates registered in the CPA Professional Education Program. Team members Julie Brissette, Catherine Mallette, Michaël Gagné and Pier-Luc Piché placed third and will share a $2,000 prize.
The competition let the students not only apply the theoretical concepts they have learned but also prepared them to write the Common Final Examination (CFE), the CPA professional examination. To enter the competition, candidates had to submit a multidisciplinary case study (in French or English) alone or with a team (maximum of four people). A total of 14 teams and 49 participants entered the 2016–2017 Case Fight.
The winning teams shared a total of $10,000 in prizes. First and second places went to two teams from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.