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CPA Case Fight: HEC Montréal takes 1st place!

September 14, 2016

Students in the CPA graduate diploma program at HEC Montréal won gold in the CPA Case Fight, a case-writing competition for candidates registered in the CPA Professional Education Program.

The team, coached by Martine Davidson, Full-time Lecturer with the Department of Accounting Studies, was made up of Victor Myre Leroux, Maxime Laliberté, Jeff Desrochers and Robert De Ladurantaye. Their first place finish won them $5,000.

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). This not only let them apply the theoretical concepts they have learned but also prepared them to write the Common Final Examination (CFE), the CPA professional examination.

A total of 19 teams and 61 participants entered the competition.  The winning teams shared $10,000 in prizes. Second and third places went to teams from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Université du Québec à Rimouski, respectively.

Congratulations to the winners!