disciplines

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Academic Component

The interactive case study is a business strategy case for which teams will have a 24-hour resolution period in order to offer a rich strategy based on a thorough research of the partner and the relevant market. This case study involves a variety of knowledge, creativity and analysis skills from each participant, but above all, the ability of the team to adapt adequately to the new information as the first part of the 24-hour of the resolution is punctuated with partner interactions that could potentially lead teams to return a few steps back and redirect their strategy. Thus, the watchword is to predict the unpredictable, because the interactive case reserves to its participants several situation reversals.

In the era of globalization, the international business case study encompasses various disciplines in the field of business administration. Knowledge of markets, barriers to entry and local issues is therefore necessary to develop a relevant strategy for a company wishing to extend its activities beyond new frontiers. The international business case study therefore covers a variety of potential mandates, including targeting new markets as well as the development of distribution channels.

The accounting case study encourages students to exploit the essential skills that an accounting professional must demonstrate in terms of ethical behavior, decision-making, problem-solving, communication and Leadership. Indeed, this case study puts the student to test on a wide range of technical skills used in practice in business, in the public sector and in various other contexts. This case study can therefore address various challenges related to accounting technology, performance measurement, financial advice and even business turnaround, auditing or analysis of flows or projects. By the nature and precision of the skills exploited, this case is open for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the CPA-only pathway.

Wishing to bring this discipline closer to the reality of the debates held in the House of Commons, the conduct of this event is inspired by the structure in place at the Canadian Parliament. Indeed, a University is first randomly elected to occupy the role of the Government presenting a law project while a competing University is randomly elected at the opposition to present arguments against the Government’s proposal in order to prevent its adoption.

 

Topical Bills provided to universities will give way to interpretation to allow participants to elaborate their arguments in depth in the light of their knowledge and opinions on the subject. Finally, universities will have the chance to proceed to the next rounds based on the scoring given by the Panel of judges, formed with an odd number of judges, attending the debate and assigning notes based on the argument presented.

Sustainable development is part of a long-term perspective of economic growth and incorporates constraints related to the environment and the functioning of society. This event therefore bears particular attention to social, economic and environmental responsibilities, with the aim of ensuring development that responds to the present need without compromising the ability of future generations to respond to Their. A comprehensive strategy thus addresses the three central pillars of this discipline, the profits, the planet and the people.

The finance case study bridges the theory and current industry-leading practices of investment, valuation, resource allocation and acquisition. Covering various facets of finance, students solving this case study must demonstrate their mastery of many concepts and competences surrounding financial strategies and their implementation.

The taxation case study requires students to act in the public interest and to put in place a fair, efficient and efficient tax strategy addressing tax issues facing different types of companies and individuals. Therefore, can be addresses topics such as corporations per share, trusts, partnerships or even personal businesses. This case study covers various themes, including personal and corporate income tax, capital gain, attribution rules, death or donation situations, and many other specific notions related to the Canadian Tax Act. By the nature and precision of the skills exploited, this case is open for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the CPA-only pathway.

This discipline includes all the practices implemented to administer, mobilize and develop the human resources involved in an organization’s activities. The human resource management case study is therefore likely to address various issues such as change management, recruitment and retention of staff. Through the various strategies proposed, effective communication between franchises, unions, employers and employees remains a determining factor in the success of the solution presented by the participating team.

In 2020, the term “entrepreneurial innovation” will have a whole new meaning as the new structure will bring the contestants closer than ever to the reality of an entrepreneur. Indeed, this case study is undergoing a major restructuring as the case structure is now divided into two rounds during one stimulating day of testing. Participants will have to exploit their versatility and creativity to develop a viable and quality business plan to commercialize a new product based on their assigned budget.

Marketing management allows an organization to remain or even become competitive in its competitive world. The marketing case study therefore encourages students to develop a marketing strategy aimed at creating real value for all stakeholders of the client company. The mandate can therefore address different concepts such as segmentation, positioning, targeting and the variables of marketing mix. A thorough understanding of the interests of all stakeholders is an indispensable element in the development of a successful strategy.

The business strategy case study covers several disciplines in the field of business administration and therefore various issues are likely to be addressed. The meaning of business strategy is to understand the external environment and business model of the Organization in order to reconcile the objectives targeted by each and effectively manage internal resources in order to create one or more competitive advantages. This case study uses a variety of knowledge and more to the spirit of creativity and analysis skills of each participant. The synergy of various specializations in a strong strategy is a central and decisive element for success.

Organisational information systems consist of all the knowledge, techniques and tools that ensure data management and security. More specifically, this system is expected to be built, organized, finalized and controlled in order to ultimately represent a means of optimizing the Organization’s performance.

 

The OIS case study thus tests participants to know whether the technological strategy suggested by their team will adequately support the Organization through its operations. In this manner, several issues may be addressed such as the reengineering of business processes, the implementation of an ERP (enterprise resource planning) or the implementation of a CRM (customer relationship management).

Social component

The social component is a multitude of activities of all kinds that will take place throughout the weekend in order to test the participants and thus determine who are the most social! First, what is a «socialeux»? It is a person who likes to get out of his comfort zone and to work as a team! The interuniversity spirit is a very big part of this, since all delegates are part of the social family. The spirit of collaboration and communication are therefore essential in this component.

In 2020, the goal is to share the power of experience! This is why the social component will be more dynamic than ever with more public events. The goal is to get people aware of this component which is often misunderstood by some participants of the competition. The social love will be shared with everyone and more people will be involved in the big social family. In 2020, it will be an increasingly relevant social component, which will require the delegates to face the unexpected while being creative and imaginative. The commerce games will focus on that narrative during the next edition to be held at HEC Montréal.

Sports component

Fistball

Fistball

German variant of volleyball where teams have 5 players on the field each and try to force the opponent to make a fault. The ball can only be played with the arm or with a closed fist. To send the ball to the opponent side, teams must make 3 ball contacts or less and the ball may touch the ground between each contact.

Hockey bottine

Hockey bottine

Hockey cosom is played on the snow in boots or sports shoes. Each team has 4 players on the field at the same time in addition to a goalkeeper. To score, teams have to put the ball in the goal of the opponent.