The 2020 Case Writing Competition is now CLOSED! The theme for this year’s Competition is THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS.

Our Cases

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 Each year, we open our annual Case Writing Competition to reach out to top case writers worldwide, who submit unpublished and untested business cases.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.

Live Case

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:

List of 2020 Selected Cases
1st Prize: EcoAlf: Because there is No Planet B
By Thomas Brochier, under the supervision of Dr. Benoît Leleux
2nd Prize: AXA: Claiming the Future of Insurance
By Ivy Buche, under the supervision of Professor Amit Joshi
3rd Prize: GameStop: A New Lease on Life, or Game Over?
By Marc Low
$1,000 Prize Winners
OYO Hotels USA: Coming to America
By Elliott N. Weiss and Stephen E. Maiden
Aerofarms’ Vertical Farming: the Future of Farming?
By Arpita Agnihotri and Saurabh Bhattacharya
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:

Amel Belacel
Organizer, John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., MB 06-313
Montreal, QC, Canada
H3G 1M8


Stay tuned to find out what cases are selected for our 39th edition!
List of Past Cases