The 2020 Case Writing Competition is now CLOSED! The theme for this year’s Competition is THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS.
Throughout the week of the competition, we challenge our participants with seven business cases that touch upon various disciplines. Each year, we open our annual Case Writing Competition to reach out to top case writers worldwide, who submit unpublished and untested business cases. In this setting, the participating teams will only have access to each case once their 3-hour preparation time begins.
The “Live Case” is the highlight of the week-long competition, whereby a live presentation is given by a senior executive of a major company on a current business challenge they have been faced with. The “Live Case” exemplifies the interaction between the academic and corporate worlds that takes place during the intense week of the competition. The company representative(s) present a current real-life business case to the thirty-six teams simultaneously. All thirty-six teams rely on the presentation, brief question period, and supporting materials provided by the company that serve as background information for their evaluation. Once the three-hour preparation time is complete, the competing teams present their arguments, solutions, and implementation plan for the company in front of a panel of judges.
Case Writing Competitions:
- Regular Cases – Find out more about case writing.
List of 2020 Winning Cases
1st Prize of $10,000:
EcoAlf: Because there is No Planet B
By Thomas Brochier, under the supervision of Dr. Benoît Leleux
2nd Prize of $5,000:
AXA: Claiming the Future of Insurance
By Ivy Buche, under the supervision of Professor Amit Joshi
3rd Prize of $3,000
GameStop: A New Lease on Life, or Game Over?
By Marc Low
$1,000 Prize Winners
1 – OYO Hotels USA: Coming to America
By Elliott N. Weiss and Stephen E. Maiden
2 – Aerofarms’ Vertical Farming: the Future of Farming?
By Arpita Agnihotri and Saurabh Bhattacharya
3- Impaakt: Harnessing Collective Intelligence to Improve ESG Ratings
By Stefan Witschi, René Rozendal, Pietro Valenzano, Pablo Percelsi, under the supervision of Dr. Benoît Leleux
For more information please contact:
Organizer, John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., MB 06-313
Montreal, QC, Canada
Stay tuned to find out what cases are selected for our 40th edition!