Schulich’s World Class Case Competition Program: A Tradition of Success

As Canada’s top-ranked business school, Schulich consistently finishes in the Top 10 in the most prestigious international case competitions. Our case team members go through an intense training process, learning to compete with the brightest students from the world’s best business schools. They act as ambassadors for the School globally, gaining world class presentation skills and lifelong connections.

Joe FaytSCHULICH CASE COMPETITION COACH JOE FAYT

Joe Fayt has been coaching and inspiring Schulich graduate students for over a decade. He has led successful teams in over 60 case competitions in cities such as London, Paris, Davos, Dubai, Shanghai, New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Our Schulich teams have consistently finished near the top in the most elite global competitions. Joe is also a Marketing Instructor at Schulich, with a 21-year professional background in Sales and Marketing. View profile ›

  • International

    Global Case Competition at Harvard

    Each year, close to 200 teams from around the world enter the first round of this prestigious competition. Schulich is one of only two schools that have advanced to the Top 10 Finals three years in a row.

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  • <b>Global Mediation Competition, hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce</b>

    International

    International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Mediation Competition

    In 2019, there were 62 teams competing from 42 countries in Paris at the 14th annual competition. This was the first time that Schulich participated, and finished in second place.

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  • International

    Corporate Knights “Business for a Better World” Case Competition

    Team Schulich finished in the Top 3 for three years in a row. The teams presented their recommendations to an elite panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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  • International

    MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) Competition

    MIINT was traditionally only open to Ivey League schools in the USA. Team Schulich was the first Canadian school to be invited to attend. We made it to the finals in our first two years competing, and finished in second place the first year.

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  • National

    MBA Games

    Team Schulich finished #1 at the first-ever virtual MBA Games, hosted by Université Laval, January 2021. Team Schulich has finished #1 seven times at the MBA Games since 2003: 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2021

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  • National

    Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec

    This competition is open to students across Canada and challenges participants with real-life cases from diverse industries and best in class global brands. Schulich teams have finished #1 for the past two years, earning $30,000 and $25,000 in prize money.

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Every year, the MBA Games require participating teams to create a video that captures the essence of the competition’s theme. This year, the theme was “The Future of Work.”

Case Team Results

2020 - 2021

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Harvard Global Case Competition – Top 20

  • Close to 200 teams from all over the world participated in the first round
  • Schulich was honoured as a runner-up, meaning we made it to the Top 20
  • We are still one of only two schools who have made it to the Top 10 three times

ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition (Paris)

  • First-ever virtual format for this competition
  • 42 schools from 30 countries competed over six consecutive days
  • Team Schulich finished in Top 10 (9th place overall)

#1 – First Place

  • Yale Case Competition
    • Hosted by the Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club
    • 20 teams competing, including schools from Harvard, Yale, Berkley
    • One finalist team was comprised of all PhD students
    • Team Schulich advanced to the finals, and finished in first place
  • MBA Games
    • Biggest masters level competition in Canada
    • This was the first-ever fully virtual MBA Games
    • Over 250 students participating from 16 Canadian MBA programs
    • Schulich finished #1 overall, #1 in Academics, #1 in Athletics, and #2 in Spirit

#2 – Second Place

  • L’Oreal Brandstorm (undergrad)
    • Product management challenge hosted by L’Oreal globally
    • Three Schulich teams advanced to the Top 10 this year
    • Presented to L’Oreal Canada’s senior executive team at their head office in Montreal

#3 – Third Place

  • HEC CSR Competition
    • Competed against 30 other graduate programs from around the world
    • Schulich team advanced to the finals, and finished in third place
  • UNB Data Challenge
    • Hosted by University of New Brunswick
    • Based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)established by the United Nations
    • Teams were asked to select a data set, and recommend ways to achieve one of the SDG’s
    • There were 30 teams competing from 8 countries – Schulich finished in third place

2019 - 2020

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Harvard Global Case Competition – Top 10

  • Over 150 teams from all over the world participating in the first round
  • Schulich team made it to the Top 10, earned a spot in the final round
  • We are now one of only two schools who have made it to the Top 10 three times
  • This was also the first virtual case competition that we participated in

#2 – Second Place

  • MBA Games
    • Biggest masters level competition in Canada
    • Over 600 students participating from 22 MBA programs
    • 40 Schulich students participating on 13 different teams
    • First time that all four case teams made it into the finals
    • All four case teams finished Top 3, with two teams #1
  • Telfer Diversity & Inclusion Competition
    • D&I case focused on the Bank of Canada
    • Fifth annual event, second time that Schulich participated

#3 – Third Place

  • L’Oreal Brandstorm
    • Product management challenge hosted by L’Oreal globally
    • Over 30 teams competed in the first round at Schulich
    • Presented to L’Oreal Canada’s senior executive team at their head office in Montreal

Other Competitions Entered:

  • ICC International Commercial Mediation
    • 63 schools from 35 countries
    • Held at International Chamber of Commerce global headquarters in Paris
    • This was Schulich’s second time attending
  • NBA Case Competition
    • Inaugural event, hosted by the National Basketball Association, Canada
    • Case was focused on increasing youth engagement in basketball
  • DeGroote Strategy Competition

Note: the HEC CSR Competition in Montreal was cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation

2018 - 2019

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Harvard Global Case Competition – Top 10

  • Over 150 teams from all over the world participating in the first round
  • Schulich team made it to the Top 10, earned a spot in the final round
  • Presented to a panel of Harvard alumni in Cambridge

#1 – First Place

  • Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec, 180 participating teams, $25,000 prize
  • DeGroote Strategy Competition
    • Winning team comprised of new case team members, after 3 weeks training

#2 – Second Place

  • MBA Games
    • Biggest masters level competition in Canada
    • Over 600 students participating from 22 MBA programs
    • 40 Schulich students participating on 13 different teams
    • Finished first place in the Spirit category
  • ICC International Commercial Mediation
    • 63 schools from 35 countries
    • Held at International Chamber of Commerce global headquarters in Paris
    • First time a Schulich team had participated
  • L’Oreal Brandstorm
    • Product management challenge hosted by L’Oreal globally
    • Over 50 teams competed in the first round at Schulich, a record level for the school, and for the competition
    • Presented to L’Oreal Canada’s senior executive team at their head office in Montreal

#3 – Third Place

  • HEC CSR Competition in Montreal

2017 - 2018

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Harvard Global Case Competition – Top 10

  • Our first time competing in this competition

#1 – First Place

  • MBA Games – hosted by Telfer in Ottawa
  • HEC CSR Competition in Montreal
  • McGill Strategy & Marketing Analytics Competition
  • Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec, 200 participating teams, $30,000 prize

#2 – Second Place

  • Unigames, a marketing competition hosted by Unilever
    • Included teams from all over North and South America

Note: In April, we had Schulich MBA teams competing at Harvard and Wharton during the same weekend.

2016 - 2017

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#1 – First Place

  • L’Oreal Brandstorm – Schulich represented Canada at the Global Finals in Paris

#2 – Second Place

  • MBA Games – hosted by Vancouver Island University
  • Telfer Diversity & Inclusion Competition

#3 – Third Place

  • Corporate Knights “Business for a Better World” Competition
    • Co-sponsored by Schulich
    • 30 teams from all over the world competed in the first round
    • Schulich team made it to the Top 3, and competed in the final round
    • Presentations were delivered at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Finals

  • Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec – made it to the Top 10 out of over 150 teams
  • MIINT – MBA Impact Investing and Network & Training
    • Hosted annually by Wharton
    • Schulich advanced to one of 5 finalist positions, out of 30 competing teams

2015 - 2016

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Competed in 6 case competitions, Top 3 in all 6:

  • Haskayne 24-Hour Challenge -#3
  • MIINT, Wharton, Pennsylvania – #2
  • MBA Games – #3
  • Corporate Knights “Business for a Better World” Competition, Davos, Switzerland – #3
  • Sapient Business Insights Challenge – #3
  • JMSB Van Berkom Small Cap Case Competition – #3

Also placed Top 3 in two Schulich sponsored competitions:

  • SIIC – Schulich International Case Competition – #3
  • Developers’ Den – hosted by Schulich Real Estate program -#2

2014 - 2015

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#1 – First Place

  • MBA Games – hosted by DeGroote School of Business

#3 – Third Place

  • Corporate Knights “Business for a Better World” Competition, Davos, Switzerland

Finalist

  • Rotman Sustainability Competition – #4

2013 - 2014

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Hult Prize – Global Finalist, NYC

  • Global social enterprise case competition, over 50,000 students participating
  • Sponsored by the Clinton Foundation
  • $1 Million in seed funding for the winning team
  • Schulich team won the regional finals in Shanghai against 50 other teams
  • Represented Schulich at the global finals in New York City competing against 5 other global finalist teams

Hult Prize – Regional Finalist, Boston

Top 3:

  • Haskayne 24-Hour Challenge -#2

Finalist:

  • National Strategy Consulting Competition (NSCC), hosted by UBC

Honourable Mention:

  • Aspen Institute, Business & Society International Competition

Finished in second and third place at SIIC.

2012 - 2013

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#1 – First Place

  • MBA Games – hosted by DeGroote School of Business
  • L’Oreal Brandstorm – Schulich represented Canada at the Global Finals in Paris

Top 3:

  • Hult, Regional Finals, Shanghai – #2
  • Rotman Sustainability Competition – #2
  • Financial Executives International (FEI) -#3

2011-2012

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#1 – First Place

  • L’Oreal Brandstorm – Schulich represented Canada at the Global Finals in Paris
  • Rotman Sustainability Competition

Top 3:

  • MBA Games – #2, hosted by University of Alberta
  • Hult Prize, #2, two regional finals

Honourable Mention:

  • Aspen Institute, Business & Society International Competition

Finished in first place at SIIC.

2010 - 2011

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#1 – First Place

  • Rotman Sustainability Competition

Top 3:

  • Tata Cup, hosted by Ryerson – #2
  • MBA Games – #3
  • Sofaer International Case Competition, Tel Aviv University – #3

2009 - 2010

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#1 – First Place

  • MBA Games – hosted by DeGroote School of Business
  • L’Oreal Brandstorm – Schulich represented Canada at the Global Finals in Paris