Depending on your program, more than 50 competitions await you each year, within HEC Montréal and on the interuniversity scene, whether regionally, nationally or internationally.
A4SICC is an international case competition established in 2018 and bringing together more than a hundred graduate students from the world’s leading management schools. The goal is to develop new business and financial models that solve sustainability challenges and create the companies of the future.
AIBC is a business strategy case competition established in 2016 and bringing together 48 participants from 12 universities around the world. The goals are to develop your technical business skills, expand your network and enable you to acquire new experience in the business world. This is one of the most important interuniversity competitions in Canada.
In 2014, the Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School launched this international stock picking competition, which brings together more than 30 universities each year from around the world. The goal is to familiarize you with the value investing approach to stock analysis.
Put your financial and international business acumen to the test by taking part in Beta Africa, a financial analysis competition created in 2015 and focusing on the performance of publicly traded African companies. The goals are to heighten your awareness of the rise of African markets while providing you with unique hands-on experience as you analyze these markets.
The Global Business Forum launched this innovative competition in 2016. There are two phases to the competition: a questionnaire on international current events and a team debate. The goal is to display your ability to react to new situations as well as your speaking skills. You will be assessed by a renowned jury and will benefit from free training to develop your speaking skills.
Launched in 2016, BIICC offers a unique program comprising social activities and events. Over the course of 6 intensely active days, 12 international teams from 11 different countries compete for the BIICC championship. The goal is to solve a case within 30 hours. The key feature of this competition is collaboration across borders, cultures and languages.
Established in 2004, CaseIT is the largest international business case competition with a focus on management information systems. The goal is to showcase your business case analysis, highlighting your innovation and business acumen, before esteemed industry judges on an established international stage. About 15 teams compete each year.
Established in 2019, CECC brings together 24 teams each year, made up of high-achieving students from the best business schools around the world. The goals are to resolve 2 complex business strategy cases at companies active in Central Europe and to showcase your solutions before a professional jury.
Established in 2007, the CFA Institute Research Challenge offers you practical mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. The goal is to provide you with real-world experience by taking on the role of a research analyst, testing your analytical, evaluative, report-writing and presentation skills. More than 6400 students from 1100 universities take part in this annual event.
Established in 2014 and taking place in Thailand, CIBCC brings together the brightest students from 16 of the world’s top universities. The goal is to showcase your business recommendations to Thai companies.
Are you fascinated by the real estate sector? Take part in this competition launched in 2021 and driven by profitability and innovation – an annual competition bringing together approximately 15 teams and 50 students from Quebec universities. The goal is to analyze and solve a real estate development case in front of professionals.
Established in 2010, the KGP Competition focuses on project management, an expanding field in growing demand in the job market. The goal is to take part in a day of intensive simulation during which you will solve project management cases. Each year, the event brings together 40 teams of 4 students each, enrolled in BBA, MSc, MBA and certificate programs.
Established in 1981, the John Molson MBA International Case Competition provides a unique learning opportunity. The goal is to bridge the gap between the business world and academia, providing an enriching experience both to competitors and business leaders. Thirty-six teams from 4 continents compete in this extraordinary event.
Established in 2017 and conducted entirely in an academic setting, Défi Acad is a unique way to consolidate your training and prepare for interuniversity competitions, while enjoying an enriching experience. The goal is to enable you to sharpen your skills in case resolution and presentation. The event brings together more than 175 participants each year, and includes cases across all HEC Montréal BBA specializations.
Established in 2021, the DPA is a business strategy and development competition. The goal is to sharpen your case resolution and presentation skills for a company from HEC Montréal’s entrepreneurship programs. In order to prepare, each team of 3 students enrolls for the certificates and is guided by an expert mentor.
Established in 2009, the HEC Montréal CSR Challenge is a bilingual international case-solving competition, focusing on issues and challenges related to environmental responsibility and corporate social responsibility. The goal is to provide solutions that will push forward the contributions of business leaders to the betterment of their communities. Each year, thirty teams of MBA students from more than 20 universities around the world take part in this competition.
If you see a challenge as an opportunity, then this cross-Canada challenge launched in 2015 is for you: it has been designed for students interested in a career in the professional services industry. The goal is to prepare a presentation on a mystery product to be presented before a jury of EY experts.
Established in 2019, the Fashion Spectrum competition will introduce you to the vantage point of Canada’s fashion industry. The goals are to sharpen your skills in case study and preparation (strategy, management, digital, marketing, operations and logistics) and to build a significant network of contacts, thanks to the presence of professionals working for more than 20 companies in the fashion industry. Nearly 100 students take part each year in this must-attend event in the world of BBA competitions.
The Fin de semaine académique brings together approximately 50 participants per year. The goal is to offer new BBA students, during the winter term, the opportunity to learn about competitions and begin developing their case solving and presentation skills.
Get a unique marketing experience with the Fin de Semaine EVO, created in 2013 and organized by Action Marketing. The goal is to develop your marketing case-solving skills on issues from renowned companies. In teams of 4, about sixty students prove their worth each year before professionals in the field.
Established in 1994, Happening Marketing is the leading interuniversity marketing competition in Eastern Canada. The goal is to excel academically, professionally and personally in the presence of 540 participants passionate about marketing. The event includes 10 categories ranging from quizzes to social concerns, sports and different kinds of marketing cases (B2B, experiential, digital, strategic).
Established in 2016, HICC offers you a week-long business experience in Florida, in an environment conducive to the exchange of ideas and experiences. The goals are to learn first-hand about strategic challenges and decisions facing global business leaders and to provide you with the opportunity to sharpen your problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills. Twenty teams compete each year in this major American competition.
Established in 2018, the HEC Data Challenge is the perfect competition for data science enthusiasts. The goals are to learn first-hand about the different aspects of data analysis and to put your skills into practice by solving real-life practical cases and showcasing your analysis before a jury. More than 40 students take part in this competition each year.
Launched in 2017 at the State University of San Diego, IBCC brings together nearly 50 undergraduate business students each year, from across the Americas. The goal is to apply your knowledge and skills to solve an international business case.
Launched in 2010, ICC@M is a global event bringing together students from 16 schools in Europe, Oceania, Asia and the Americas. The goals are to display your skills in solving business cases and to present your analysis as a team before a jury made up of academics and managers from industry.
Established in 1988 by a group of HEC Montréal students, the Jeux du commerce are the leading interuniversity competition in Eastern Canada. The goals are to put you in touch with the business world, to develop your spirit of initiative, to create strong ties between participants, to foster healthy competition and above all excellence.
More than 1300 students from 14 universities gather each year for academic, social and sports events at the Jeux du commerce.
Established in 2020 by the CCHEC and the CSL, the Jeux du GRA offer you a real-world opportunity, initiating you to the world of university competitions. The goal is to learn first-hand about the terminology, events and procedures of competitions. More than 200 students from all BBA groups at the School compete in 3 distinct areas: academics, sports and commitment.
Established in 2009, JMUCC is a unique multifaceted competition, challenging 28 international teams from leading business schools. The goal is to put your creative and analytical skills to the test in solving live business cases, promoting strategic thinking, innovative problem-solving and sound decision-making.
Launched in 2011, Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge brings together 400 students from more than 50 countries and 80 schools. The goals are to develop and propose creative financial approaches in order to address pressing social and environmental challenges.
Would you like to develop your social innovation skills? Created in 2018, L’initiative is a marketing case competition for social enterprises. Over the last few years, the competition has been organized jointly with the World Wild Fund – Canada, the United Way and the World University Service of Canada. The goal is to work on a strategic marketing case and present it before a jury made up of industry professionals.
Established in 1992, L’Oréal Brandstorm has become the largest innovation competition in the world, with 65 countries represented and more than 48,000 individuals participating each year. The goals are to create a team within a few months and study its feasibility. This competition embodies L’Oréal’s values: passion, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, open-mindedness and the quest.
Established in 2015, Map the System is a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social and environmental change. The goal is to use systems thinking to dig deeper into a social or environmental problem that interests you, and then share your findings. About 50 academic institutions take part each year.
Established in 1988 and considered Canada’s largest MBA competition, the MBA Games bring together the best of academia, industry and the community. The goals are to raise awareness and funds for charity. The event welcomes more than 550 students each year, and is divided into 3 parts: academic, sports and team spirit.
Established in 2017, MIPC bridges the gap between the university world and the financial sector, using innovative cases addressing key issues. The goal is to apply your knowledge to multifaceted real-world cases, with a view to defining the future of long-term investing. More than 100 international teams take part each year.
Launched in 2007, NIBC is one of the most important investment bank competitions in the world. The goal is to prepare you to enter into the investment industry. Cases are based on current market information and assessed through the use of professionally prepared models, standard solutions and business cases.
Established in 2015, the OPAs introduce Prep Year students to the world of competitions. The goals are to provide your 1st case-solving and presentation tools. Representatives from each student house must compete to win academic, social and athletic events.
Established in 2006 by a student organizing committee from HEC Montréal, the Financial Open Cup is the largest academic competition in finance and accounting in Eastern Canada. The goal is to put your knowledge and know-how in finance and accounting into practice, as well as your analytical and communications skills. This competition brings together more than 350 students and offers you a place to get together and exchange with your peers as well as the main players in the financial industry.
Are you interested in the consulting world or passionate about solving complex problems? Established in 2016, Open Case KPMG has been a reference in the field of business strategy for several years. And this competition is just for you! The goal is to enable you, a team member, to experience the reality of the consultancy field for a 24-hour period, as you work on a real business problem and present your recommendations before a jury.
The P&G CEO Challenge allows you to demonstrate your ingenuity on a global scale. The goal is to test your skills in business strategy and real-world problem solving. More than 240 students from 36 countries take part each year.
Established in 1990, Relève Communication is a competition enabling you to develop a real integrated communications plan for a client advertiser, and to expand your professional network. The objective is to enable you to apply in actual practice ideas and concepts you learned during your training, with the support of industry professionals and professors. Nearly 25 BBA students take part in this competition each year, which is recognized as a course in the marketing specialization.
Established in 1999, Relève Marketing is a competition enabling you to develop a real integrated communications plan for a client advertiser, and to expand your professional network. The objective is to enable you to apply in actual practice ideas and concepts you learned during your training, with the support of industry professionals and professors. Nearly 25 BBA students take part in this competition each year, which is recognized as a course in the marketing specialization.
Launched in 2003, RITC brings together teams of students and their faculty advisors from universities around the world in a variety of activities, including e-commerce and auctioneering cases, seminars with industry experts, and social events alongside their competitors from around the world. The goal is to take part in a 3-day single market simulation challenge.
Established in 2018, the Royal Roads Design Thinking Challenge focuses on innovative solutions to real-world challenges using design thinking. The goal is to discover environmentally responsible solutions to help government officials implement new modes of operation. In teams of 4 or 5, nearly 60 students take part in this highly innovative challenge.
Established in 2015, the RSM STAR Case Competition provides a unique opportunity to 16 teams from the world’s best business school to compete with one another. The goal is to present sustainability solutions for real business cases. In addition to sharpening your professional skills, you will get the chance to explore Rotterdam, a multinational industrial centre in Holland, and to get acquainted with the country’s rich culture.
Launched in 2018, this challenge sees 48 students from 12 universities around the world competing in a race against the clock, in the beautiful beach resort of Tauranga, New Zealand. The goals are to analyze 3 case studies involving real New Zealand businesses in 5 days and then to organize a presentation on smart strategies.
Established in 2014, the SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge is a case competition focusing on sustainable development that offers you a unique opportunity for networking with industry leaders. The goals are to develop and enrich your sustainability and presentation skills, while strengthening teamwork. More than 12 teams of students take part each year.
Established in 1999, the Interuniversity Trading Simulation is a golden opportunity to discover the world of finance and expand your personal and professional networks. The goal is to initiate you directly into the stock market world by managing your own multi-asset portfolio. In a fully bilingual environment, the event brings together more than 250 students each year.
Launched in 2006, the WTO Simulation brings together delegations from ten Quebec and international institutions. The goals are to develop your skills and heighten your awareness of international business issues. While representing the interests of a WTO member country, you will have the opportunity to practise your negotiating and speaking skills.
Launched in 1985, NAMUN is the oldest university-level Model United Nations competition in Canada. The organizers work tirelessly for 8 months to provide you with the most intellectually stimulating and welcoming environment possible. The goal is for you and hundreds of other delegates from around the world to take part, over 3 days, in debates inspired by issues discussed at the United Nations.
Created in 1992, WMUN is a United Nations simulation bringing together 2000 students from more than 270 universities in 65 countries. The goal is to train you in international negotiations by promoting human rights, as well as your communication, international relations and diplomacy skills. You get to play the role of ambassadors or foreign ministers by taking part in a simulation of international sections of the UN.
Organized by HEC Montréal, Social Business Creation (SBC) is a global competition and an innovative training platform through which participants learn about how to use market mechanisms to solve social challenges. From a social mission idea at the beginning of the competition, participants learn how to create profitable businesses with strong social impacts. Besides the rich learning experience, participants get the chances to win several prizes in cash, services, and scholarships.
Established in 2012 and open to students and professionals, Start-up 54 H focuses on innovation and the creation of start-ups based on a given theme. The goal is to develop a viable business project within 54 hours, and to have it evaluated by a jury made up of industry professionals. More than 50 participants shared their entrepreneurial project at the last edition of HEC Montréal’s Start-up Weekend.
Established in 2000 and bringing together more than 350 students from 9 Eastern Canadian universities, the Symposium GRH is one of the largest human resources competitions in the country. The goal is to highlight your knowledge and know-house in human resources management, as well as your analytical and communication skills.
Take part in Canada’s leading student competition devoted to business ethics: the Ted Rogers National Ethical Leadership Case Competition. Established in 2016. The event allows students to demonstrate their understanding of the concept of leadership, from the perspective of socially and environmentally responsible businesses. Twelve Canadian universities take part each year.
Are you passionate about the cosmetics industry? Created in 2020 and bringing together 40 participants each year, the CMA Beauty Challenge is just the right competition for you. The goal is to solve a case related to the field of beauty products within 24 hours. The Fashion and Business Hub and the Société de relations d’affaires at HEC Montréal have joined the Canadian company MAC to launch this challenge driven by creativity and innovation.
Since its first edition in 2017, UMCC has offered a unique setting for social events around the historic centre of Münster, in addition to great networking opportunities between participants, coaches and sponsors. The goal is to solve challenging business cases online. The best students from Asia, Europe and the Americas are grouped into 16 teams.
Established in 2013, UNICC is an annual case competition bringing together students from over 35 universities around the world and is judged by experienced business professionals. The goal is to take part in a fast-paced and challenging business case study.
Established in 2011, the Van Berkom JMSB Small-Cap Case Competition is a premier case competition focused on small-cap investment. The goals are to showcase your ability to analyze financial business cases, develop strategic recommendations and apply the academic skills you have gained in the classroom. Each year, more than 10 teams make it to the final round of competition.
Launched in 2020, VCC brings together students from 15 major universities in Asia, Europe and the Americas. It puts them into a new technological environment that may become common for companies in the near future. The goal of this case competition is to develop your business analysis skills in order to propose realistic and concrete solutions.