Michael Waitzer – Reporting Live from the John Molson MBA International Case Competition in Montreal.
A little background – The John Molson MBA International Case Competition – now in it’s 32nd year; 36 teams from around the world – from as far away as Cape Town, and Dublin and as close as Montreal. The teams are divided into 6 divisions, each with 6 teams, and have round robin competition where they present their solution/ideas for business cases.
Everyone is stoked. The judges are getting into heated debates and discussions; the students are starting to sweat a little, as the competition is almost at the halfway mark. The international flavour to the event is great, for all participants. There also is nothing but a sense of bright future for these students. Why not, they will be the builders of that future.
The schools that our panel judged in competition were;
Lagos Business School – Pan African University – Nigeria
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business – University of Pittsburgh – USA
Case 3 was a “Live” Case, which was unusual as my understanding is there is generally only 1 live case