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Case Competition Class

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.

Class opportunities:

  • 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.

Contact:

Mary Whitrow
Case Competitions Program Coordinator
mawhitrow@upei.ca 
(902) 566-0686 


2016

  • Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) Marketing Event at Queens University in Kingston, ON (3rd place)
  • John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC) at Concordia University in Montreal, QC (Final round, top 6) 
  • Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Case Competition at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX (2nd place)
  • Saint Mary's University Case Competition at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, NS (1st place) 
  • Atlantic Schools Business Case Competition at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, NS (1st and 3rd place)

2015

  • Scotiabank Ethics in Action Case Competition at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS (2nd place) 
  • Atlantic Schools Business Case Competition at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB (1st and 2nd place)
  • Saint Mary’s University Case Competition at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS (3rd place)
  • Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Case Competition at The University of Carleton in Ottawa, ON (2nd place)
  • Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) Business Policy Event at Queens University in Kingston, ON (3rd place)

2014

  • Scotiabank Ethics in Action Case Competition at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS (1st place)
  • Atlantic Schools Business Case Competition at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS (3rd place)
  • Crandall University Case Competition at Crandall University, NB (1st place)

2013

  • Scotiabank Ethics in Action Case Competition at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (1st Place)
  • Atlantic Throwdown Case Competition at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS (3rd place)
  • Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Case Competition at the University of Leuven in Belgium (tied for 3rd place)
  • Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) Ethics Event at Queens University in Kingston, ON (1st place)

2012

  • Atlantic Schools of Business Case Competition at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS (1st and 3rd place)
  • Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) Ethics Event at Queen's University in Kingston, ON (2nd place)
  • Royal Roads University International Undergraduate Case Competition (RRUIUCC) in Victoria, BC (2nd place)
  • Crandall University Case Competition in Moncton, NB (2nd place)

2011

  • International Institute for Business Development Case Competition (IIBD) in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (1st place) 
  • Royal Roads University International Undergraduate Case Competition (RRUIUCC) in Royal Roads, BC (3rd place) 
  • Scotiabank Ethics in Action Case Competition at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS (1st place)