2017 Competition

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their contributions to the 2017 DeGroote Case Competition. We truly appreciate the time and effort you all put forward into making this event a success!


2017 Participants

First Place Winners

DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

Second Place Winners

Alberts School of Business

Third Place Winners

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

The DeGroote MBA Case Competition brings you exciting events to look forward to throughout our two-day event. Ranging from Lunch ‘N’ Learns with leading companies, challenges, social events, and networking activities, the DeGroote MBA Case Competition weekend will be one to remember!

Friday November 24, 2017

9:15 – 10:00     Registration and Introductions
10:15 – 10:30   Opening Speaker
10:30 – 11:00   Introduction to Unique Case Competition
11:00 – 11:45   Lunch & Team Strategy
11:45 – 2:30     Unique Case Competition (90 mins prep + 10 mins presentation + 5 mins Q&A)
2:30 – 3:00       Networking & Announcement of Finalists
3:00 – 3:45       Unique Case Finalist Presentation
4:00 – 6:45       Networking & Announcement of Winners
7:00 – 9:00       Optional Social Event

Saturday November 25, 2017

8:30 – 9:00     Check-In
9:00 – 1:30     3 hour Case Preparation & Presentations (staggered start times)
1:30 – 2:30     Lunch
2:30 – 2:45     Announcement of Finalists
3:00 – 5:00     Final Presentations
5:00 – 6:00     Networking
6:00 – 7:00     Dinner
7:00 – 7:30     Announcement of Winner & Sponsor Closing Remarks
7:30 – 7:45     Event Closing Remarks
7:45 – 8:45     Networking

Social Media Video Challenge

Teams will be provided with a mini case after registration closes. You will be asked to create a 1-2 minute video that answers a question posed by our SMVC sponsor. Your challenge is to create a high quality video that will then be uploaded to the DCC social media page by the DCC Executive team. The greater your social media uptake (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and ability to drive traffic to our YouTube channel, the higher your score! Note that your score is also based on the quality of the video you submit (evaluated by the SMVC sponsor).

Unique Case Competition

Teams will be given 1.5 hours to solve a business problem presented by our case sponsor. Let’s see how well you can think on your feet as you mingle with your MBA colleagues from all across Canada!

Traditional Case Competition

Teams will be given 3 hours to solve a business problem presented by our case sponsor. The top teams will be presented with new information and given one hour to re-evaluate their recommendations.

About the City of Burlington

The City of Burlington is conveniently located approximately 45 minutes West of Toronto. Local attractions include:

About the Waterfront Hotel

Competitors are encouraged to stay at the Waterfront Hotel, located at 2020 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 4G8. If participants choose to stay elsewhere, know that transportation will only be provided from the Waterfront Hotel to the Ron Joyce Centre.

Participants must book the hotel themselves. Rooms have been blocked off for DCC participants for the competition with a discounted rate. Book before November 3rd to receive the discount.


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