COMPONENTS

ACADEMICS

OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

Operations and logistics management is at the heart of how each organization operates. Moving from supply management or quality to process improvement, this specialization encompasses decision making for production and operations management in addition to production and inventory planning and control. The participants of this event must be versatile and know how to interweave different concepts in order to propose the optimal solution. In this case, the mandate can be related to stock management, production analysis, transport management, repartition, logistics chain and strategic management of costs.

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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

This discipline includes all the practices implemented to administer, mobilize and develop the human resources in-volved 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. Teams will have to provide an efficient and complete strategy based on an internal and external environment analysis of the organization.

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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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).

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPEMENT

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 theirs. A comprehensive strategy thus addresses the three central pillars of this discipline, the profits, the planet and the people.

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FINANCE

The finance case study bridges the theory and current industry leading practices of investment, valuation, resource allocation and acquisition. Thus, during this case, students will be faced with a challenging related to allocation of resources, acquisition and investment decisions, profitability of various projects, evaluation, management of financial titles and risk management. By covering various aspects of finance, students participating to this case will have to demonstrate their mastery of numerous concepts and abilities surrounding financial strategies and their implementation.

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ACCOUNTING

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 ad-vice 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.

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TAXATION

The tax case applies topics such as personal income tax, corporate income tax, capital gains, attribution rules, death and gift situations, and other specific concepts related to tax law. Students will be confronted with various types of organisations, such as corporations, trusts, partnerships and even personal businesses.

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BUSINESS 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.

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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, selecting better strategies, the product lifecycle, the positioning of a business on multiple markets, the geographical and legal barrier as well as the development of distribution channels.

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MARKETING

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 essential element in the development of a successful strategy.

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DEBATE

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.

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ENTERPRENEURSHIP

The entrepreneurship case requires from the students involved to showcase creativity and persuasion power as they elaborate a viable and quality business plan that allows the commercialization of a new product while also respecting the allocated budget. To do so, each team will have to first pitch an innovation of a product or a service to their client (you) and attempt to convince that they have the best value proposition. Afterwards, each team will be assigned a budget that is proportional to the investors’ trust and prepare a final presentation of their business plan according to their budget.

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INTERACTIVE

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 circle back and redirect their strategy. Thus, the watchword is to predict the unpredictable, because the interactive case reserves to its participants several surprises.

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SURPRISE CASE

The surprise case, on the other hand, is the only case where the problem is fully adaptable to the needs of the business and which gives students 30 days of resolution. Unique to the Commerce Games, the surprise case creates a more complex, engaging and stimulating mandate for students and business.

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QUIZ

The quiz is a non-academic event that helps to rally students from all streams in addition to providing an introduction to the academic stream for the athletic, social and participation delegates. The quiz consists of various general knowledge, partner knowledge, and administrative knowledge questions. While no study is required on the topic, the CO-JDC suggests selecting delegates with strong general and business knowledge.

SPORTS

FLAG FOOTBALL

Last seen in 2018, Flag Football makes its long-awaited return to the JDC! Teams will compete for 30 minutes in a 7v7 format to see who can score the most touchdowns and defeat their opponent.

KICKBALL

Kickball is a classic sport that will be played outdoors on the baseball fields located near the TELUS Stadium. Played in the snow, this version of Kickball will be played over 5 innings with 2 outs per half inning.

OTHER COMPONENTS

SOCIAL

The social component may include a variety of activities, most of which will attempt to include the notions of socialization and mutual aid. The social component enhances the creative and artistic spirits of the participants, pushing them out of their comfort zones.

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PARTICIPATION

The participation component considers three (3) main aspects of the delegations' presence: mutual aid, camaraderie and creativity. Mutual aid consists in the positive contribution of the latter to the success of the JDC. It includes the support given in the smooth running of the event and the solidarity between the delegations. Camaraderie is the attitude of one delegation towards the others. It includes the active presence of all participants, the team spirit, the brotherhood and the efforts made to keep the "JDC Spirit" alive. Creativity is the ability of teams to innovate in the design of their various projects, both before and during the competition.

CONTRIBUTION

The contribution component involves delegations organizing one or more activities in their community that will showcase JDC. Delegations will focus their efforts on helping a selected NPO by volunteering hours and organizing a fundraising event.

The non-profit organization chosen for the 34th edition of the Jeux du Commerce is the David Suzuki Foundation! Established in 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation is a Canada-wide, bilingual, non-profit organization. The Foundation is based on proven research. It uses public awareness and policy analysis to advance environmental conservation and protection to help shape Canada's future.


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