The UPEI Faculty of Business Case Competition Class offers students a unique opportunity to gain valuable and practical business knowledge and experience through the use of case based learning. Throughout the year, students train to compete at business case competitions against many of the world’s top students.
Students apply for acceptance into this year-long, intensive course that gives them the exclusive opportunity to develop advanced analytical and presentation skills. Students are given regular one on one attention in order to receive feedback and specialized training from their coach. Support and mentorship from faculty and industry professionals is also a key facet of the program.
What is a business case?
A business case is a written, in-depth description of a real-life company and its actual situation including strategic and market challenges and opportunities.
What is case-based learning?
Case-based learning is the process of reading a written business case, critically analyzing available but often incomplete information, and crafting a strategic solution.
What is a case competition?
Participants (usually a group of four undergraduate students) compete for the best solution to a business related case-study within an allocated time frame.
Teams present their solutions to a judging panel of professors or industry professionals with a question period directly following where students can defend their ideas further.
Students can apply skills and knowledge to real business problems in a time sensitive environment.
Travel to high-profile regional, national and international competitions.
Significant career recruitment opportunities from competition judges and/or sponsors.