Universities from Around the World to Compete in the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition

Concordia University's John Molson School of Business to host third annual competition event

MONTREAL, Feb. 18 /CNW Telbec/ -Students from twenty-four universities will arrive in Montreal to compete in the third edition of the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC). The competition, from Sunday, February 20 to Saturday, February 26, 2011, includes presentations at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business (1450 Guy Street) and at the Montreal Hilton Bonaventure (900 de la Gauchetière Street West).

Organized by John Molson School of Business undergraduate students, the competition provides a new and innovative approach that is unique to traditional business case competitions. This distinct format will put participants' academic wit and business savvy to the ultimate test.

Approximately 200 industry executives from the Montreal business community will to serve as volunteer members of the judging panel. While the topics for the case studies remain confidential, four cases have been sponsored by companies that are currently facing business challenges.

Twenty universities from around the world participated in the 2009 inaugural edition of the competition. This year, four new schools are added to the roster. Increased use of social media to promote the event helped grow international interest and registration. Ten universities from Canada, six from the United States, four from Europe and four from Asia are expected to compete at JMUCC.

The event begins with a cocktail reception  on  Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Former President of the Montreal Alouettes football team, Larry Smith, will preside over the competition's Opening Ceremonies.

Members of the media who wish to attend or interview organizers, participants, judges and/or sponsors should contact Jose Garcia at j.garcia@jmucc.ca or at (514) 848-2424 x5660. For more information, please visit: http://www.jmucc.ca

Participating Universities:

1. Brock University    Canada
2. Carleton University Canada
3. Concordia University (John Molson School of Business)     Canada
4. Dalhousie University  Canada
5. HEC Montreal Canada
6. Royal Roads University  Canada
7. University of Alberta Canada
8. University of British Columbia Canada
9. University of Prince Edward Island  Canada
10. Vancouver Island University Canada
11. The University of Hong Kong    China
12. Aalto University     Finland
13. Rouen Business School   France
14. Dublin Institute of Technology  Ireland
15. BI Norwegian School of Management Norway
16. National University of Singapore       Republic of Singapore
17. Singapore Management University  Republic of Singapore
18. Chulalongkorn University     Thailand
19. Elon University          USA
20. Purdue University    USA
21. University of Florida     USA
22. University of Minnesota    USA
23. University of South Carolina  USA
24. University of Washington     USA

Corporate Partners:

The John Molson Undergraduate Competition has been made possible, thanks to the generosity and support of their corporate partners. They include - but are not limited to - the following:   John Molson School of Business, RBC Royal Bank of Canada, Groupe Dynamite, Bombardier and Xerox.


For further information:

Jose Garcia (VP Corporate Relations)
John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition

Cell phone: (514) 589-6393
Phone: (514) 848-2424 x5660
Email: j.garcia@jmucc.ca

Twitter hashtag #jmucc2011

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