Our Cases

Throughout the week of the competition, we provide our participants with seven business cases that touch upon various disciplines. Every year, we open our annual Case Writing Competition to reach out to top case writers worldwide, who submit unpublished and untested cases. With this setting, all participants will only have access to each case the moment their 3 hour prep time begins. To make things even more interesting, two of the seven cases that we provide the students with is a Short case and a Live case.

Live Case

The Live Case is the highlight of the week whereby a live presentation is given by a senior executive of a major company on a current business challenge they are faced with. The “Live Case” exemplifies the interaction of the academic and corporate worlds that takes place during the intense week of competition. Company representatives present a current real-life business case to the thirty six teams simultaneously. All thirty six teams rely on the presentation, a brief question period, and supporting materials provided by the company that serve as background for their evaluation. Once the three hours of preparation is complete, teams present their arguments, solutions, and plans for the company to a panel of judges.

Short Case

The short case is a think-on-your-feet scenario where both preparation and presentation times are shorter than the more traditional cases used in the ICC.

Case Writing Competitions:

For more information please contact:

Valerie Consolante
Organizer, John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., MB 06-313
Montreal QC, H3G 1M8
514-848-2424 ext. 2736


Stay tuned to find out what cases are selected for our 36th edition!
List of 2015 and beyond Past Cases
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