From left: Professor Richard Donovan, Shonezi Noor (BCom’14), Jeremy Singer (BCom’14), João F. Proença (Dean and Chairman of the Scientific Council of the School of Economics and Management, University of Porto), Katan Patel (BCom‘13), Renata Blanc (Program Director International Full Time MBA at Porto Business School and Coach of the FEP International Case Teams), Brooke Freeman (BCom’14)

Case competitions & challenges

To honour the memory of Professor Donovan, an award has been created to recognize excellence in case competition.

Desautels has a strong winning record on the world stage. Stay up to date on our Case competitions, Challenges, and Hackathons!

Are you a student looking to get involved? A school interested in reaching out?

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Undergraduate Case Competitions 

The Management Undergraduate Society (MUS) is a McGill business society committed to supporting the 2400+ undergraduate students within the Desautels Faculty of Management. Join the following case competitions that fall under the MUS umbrella.

Desautels Management Competition Committee (DMCC)
  • Case League
  • Jeux du Commerce
  • Financial Open
  • Happening Marketing
  • Desautels Management Leadership Seminar
  • Desautels Preparatory Case Competition

Visit the DMCC website

McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC)McGill International Portfolio Challenge

The McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) is the pioneer of case competitions that target pensions, innovative portfolio design, and institutional asset management.

The fifth edition of the McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), under the guidance of Professor Sebastien Betermier, focuses on how long-term asset managers can find ways to sustainably generate returns while minimizing risks in the current environment of ultra-low bond yields. We will focus on the ongoing pension reform in the Netherlands and study the portfolio design of a (fictional) newly launched collective defined contribution plan (CDC) that provides new possibilities for workers and pensioners to share risks.

McGill Case Competition AssociationMission Statement

The McGill Case Competition Association (MCCA) strives to provide students from diverse backgrounds and schools with the opportunity to participate in esteemed case competitions. Our aim is to foster a spirit of competition and encourage our students to showcase their skills in notable external case competitions hosted by firms and other institutions.

Desautels Negotiation Competition (DNC)

The Desautels Negotiation Competition (DNC) 2024, hosted by the McGill Case Competition Association at McGill University, welcomes management students worldwide to compete in diverse, real-world negotiation scenarios. This event offers practical learning experiences, networking opportunities, and significant prizes. More details and registration information are available on the Desautels Negotiation Competition page.


Meet the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to make the MCCA's events and initiatives a success:

Connect with us

mcca [at] (E-mail) MCCA on LinkedIn MCCA on Facebook

McGill Food Analytics ClubMcGill FAC Hackathon

Contribute to solving the ongoing food crisis with data analytics with the food-focused data Hackathon put on by the McGill Food Analytics Club, a student-driven data analytics club. Inspired and supported by Desautels Professor Juan Camilo Serpa, we want to contribute to solving this food crisis with data analytics. This includes research, coding, outreach, and more!

Contact McGill Food Analytics Club: Facebook

Bensadoun School of Retail Management(R)Tech Global Retail Challenge

Reimagine the future of retail through the circular economy. RILA and the Bensadoun School of Retail Management at McGill University are excited to tackle the pressing issues surrounding retail and the Grand Challenges facing our societies through an innovative retail case competition.

Visit the Global Retail Challenge website

Recent Achievements

2nd and 3rd Place 2023 L'Oréal Brandstorm National Competition in Canada
BCom and MMR Students
1st Place 2022 Desautels Cup case competition
MBA Students
6 Podium finishes Jeux du Commerce (JDC) 2023
BCom Students

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