At the Faculty of Management, students have the opportunity to compete in academic, national, and international case competitions. Participating in case competitions is a great opportunity to network with other management students, apply class-room learning to real life situations, and improve your ability to work in teams. A great item to add to a resume and an interesting topic to discuss during job interviews, case competitions can help distinguish you in the job search.
Live Case Challenge
Are you up for the challenge? Third-year students taking MGMT 360 must tackle one local organization’s complex opportunity. As the clock ticks, teams apply all of their management learning and use skills in a range of management areas to develop the solutions they will present to expert judges. From knowledge of operations management and human resources to marketing, finance, leadership, communications, and project development, everything it takes will be brought from their coursework to the client.
Only the very best will advance to the finals, and only the very best team will receive the Argus Cup and $5,000 prize.
JDC West is Western Canada’s largest business competition. During the annual three-day intensive competition, 12 teams from Western Canada’s top universities compete in 10 academic disciplines, in addition to social and sports categories. Click here for the UBC Okanagan JDC West team.
Results from past years:
- 2017: UBC Okanagan JDC West wins 1st place in Marketing category
- 2016: UBC Okanagan JDC West wins 1st place in Entrepreneurship, 2nd place in Taxation, 3rd place in Accounting
- 2015: UBC Okanagan JDC West wins 2nd place in Social, 3rd place Accounting, 4th place Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Students pitch a business idea they are truly passionate about to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and compete to win one of two cash prizes that will allow them to grow their company. Learn more about the competition here.
1st & 2nd Year Case Competition
1st and 2nd year students work with upper-level students to break down a case and present to a panel of judges and win cash prizes. For more information, visit the Management Student Association (MSA).