Why Become a Judge

“Year after year I am constantly impressed by the high level of business skills the students bring to the competition. A showcase that should not be missed by professionals either in the academic or business communities.”

– Stephen Sharp; VP, PNC Bank Canada

“There is nothing better than to intellectually challenge and to be challenged by some of the smartest and most motivated MBAs in the world. The JMSB MBA ICC brings different perspectives from six different continents in the biggest and longest running case competition of its kind. Being lead judge at this one of a kind event has been amongst the most rewarding experiences of my career.”

– Serge Helou; Associate Director, Pratt & Whitney Canada

2024 Judges Guide

Considering being a judge for our competition? Please download our Judges Guide 2023 .

We are honored to have new judges joining our competition, seats are limited and all new judge applications are subject to approval by the John Molson MBA International Case Competition Board of Directors and successful completion of an training & orientation session.

In order to qualify as a judge at our esteemed competition, you must possess the following:


  • Significant relevant business or professional experience
  • Senior or middle-level manager with decision-making authority
  • Senior, experienced, consultants and advisors
  • Professionals with management experience

Personal Attributes

  • Solid judgment, open-mindedness, and maturity
  • Responsible and committed – deliver on promises
  • Ability to work in a team and not let ego get in the way
  • An effective listener with strong verbal communication skills
  • Ideally bilingual, with some exposure to culturally diverse environments
  • Ability to grasp and analyze details, including financial data, within a broad unified perspective
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of presentation styles

For more info contact judges@mbacasecomp.com
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