Desautels Management Competitions Committee
The DMCC’s mission is to increase the competitiveness of our faculty at external case competitions, including the Commerce Games (JDC), JDC Central, Financial Open and Happening Marketing. In order to do so, we utilize a rigorous selection process which allows us to select the best and brightest of Desautels to represent McGill. Our committee composes of extremely dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who strongly believe in the quality of Desautels students. We are confident that with appropriate training and adequate practice, our delegations will be able to outperform at all competitions. We will be working hard throughout the year to ensure that all delegates have the best possible experiences and are able to represent McGill with pride.
Case League brings sponsors newfound opportunity to connect with incoming talent of the faculty. Taking place over the course of the entire academic year, corporate partners will have the invaluable opportunity of watching students grow academically, redact original cases for the students to solve, and have heavy influence upon their career choices.
Jeux du Commerce
Connections are one of the most precious assets business people can have. This is why the Commerce Games/Jeux du Commerce aims to help students to develop their business network with companies, but also with the other participants. It also aims to get students to take initiatives and learn how to compete respectfully, and it also encourages excellence.The Commerce Games/Jeux du Commerce is a three-day case competition taking place in the province of Quebec since 1989. Every year, 13 universities counting more than 1040 participants compete in the academic, sportive, and social components.
JDC Central is a three day event that showcases academics, athletics, social spirit, and charity. Delegates compete in academic case competitions, parliamentary style debates, sports tournaments and social competitions. The event lets students showcase all aspects of university life from school spirit and dedication, to academic skills and teamwork. The team that performs the best overall takes home the prestigious “School of the Year” title. JDC Central is Canada’s fastest growing business student competition.
Financial Open (Omnium Financier) is an inter-university academic case competition that brings together the best students in finance and accounting from over 10 schools across Eastern Canada. Students test their business and presentation skills in six finance and accounting cases, in a quiz, as well as in a stock simulation. The Financial Open also presents an excellent opportunity to network with sponsoring companies.
Happening Marketing is a marketing completion that brings together 10 universities and more than 500 participants all over Quebec. The event is comprised of two main categories, academics and sports, as well as a variety of other social events. In preparation for the competition, students will participate in various practices and be coached by esteemed members of the business community. Throughout the course of the academic year, delegates will have the opportunity to bond with their fellow classmates and develop their presentation, analytical skills. On the sports team, athletes will work over the year to learn a new sport and get in physical shape. Not only does this competition allow participants to show their skills in a competitive context, it is also an amazing opportunity for them to meet and network with various judges and company executives, as well as other students from all over the province.
Desautels microFinance Competition
The Desautels Microfinance Competition combines the disciplines of strategy, entrepreneurship, and microfinance to provide a unique opportunity for business skill-development for all its participants. Through a microcredit challenge, student teams are given one week to found new start-ups based on an innovative product or service. The profits generated from the start-ups are invested into KIVA, a microfinance institution that facilitates microloans in developing nations. In addition to the annual microfinance competition, the Desautels Microfinance Competition also run separate events throughout the year which furthers its mission.
Desautels Management Leadership Seminar
Over the course of one weekend, students will be enriched a variety of multidisciplinary events in a breadth of fields, including accounting, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, consulting, and much more. Day 1 will consist of a speaker series with speakers from a variety of industries sharing their experiences and insights. Day 2 is a case competition, where teams will crack a case in 2 hours with the help of mentor to teach the fundamentals of case cracking. DMLS offers the chance to gain valuable skills and knowledge which will be the stepping stones to your future at Desautels.
Desautels Preparatory Case Competition
The Desautels Preparatory Case Competition is a student run case competition whose mission is to actively promote higher education and leadership amongst CEGEP and high school students, with a focus on the personal development opportunities provided by a business education. The goal of DPCC is to provide CEGEP students with a better understanding of not only what a business degree entails but also introduce them to our faculty’s excellence and the opportunities it provides.
Desautels Case Competition
Designed for both business and engineering students, the Desautels Case Competition (DCC) is the flagship academic event of McGill’s undergraduate faculties. DCC was developed as an unrivalled test of academic ability as well as a powerful tool for companies looking to recruit for both full-time and summer positions. DCC follows a multi-disciplinary format with cases covering a variety of disciplines, allowing students to compete within their area of specialization and to utilize the skills and knowledge attained throughout their academic careers at McGill.