The MIS case supports the technological strategy of the business in question. Students are faced with re-engineering the business processes, implementing an ERP or implementing a CRM.
The supply chain uses operational information systems and comes into play, for example with the implementation of RFID technology.
In an era of globalization, this case touches largely on the various business functions. Knowledge of markets, trade areas, entry modes, cultural barriers, legal barriers and international issues, the international business case requires a broad understanding in order to target the market, select the best strategies and distribution channels, manage the supply chain and the numerous partners effectively, all while keeping in mind the product life cycle, the company’s positioning in different markets and any barriers to international trade.
The accounting case includes all areas, which may affect the numbers of a company. In using accounting techniques, financial advice, enterprise knowledge, and flow analysis on projects, this case tests the knowledge of students in the CA, CMA, and CGA stream. It requires the participants have sound judgment, values, and core competencies to contextualize the problem in a theoretical form.
The finance case highlights the management of financial resources.
Students will be faced with a problem such as the allocation of resources, acquisition and investment decisions, the profitability of multiple projects, the evaluation and management of financial instruments, and risk management. Targeted companies come mainly from banking, insurance, stock exchange and real estate.
The entrepreneurship case deals with the creation and growth of businesses. The challenges often presented in these cases deal with startups managing risk and financial decisions. While venture capital, angel investors, and government agencies are viable funding sources, students must be capable of developing diverse solutions while considering the financial stability of the company.
It will be up to the students to effectively use the limited human, material, and technology resources to seize the business opportunity.
The taxation case puts into practice topics such as income tax, corporate, capital gains, attribution rules, situations of death or other special gifts and concepts related to law tax. Students will be confronted with various types of companies, such as joint-stock companies, trusts, partnerships or even personal businesses.
They will look at the analysis of the case submitted to them while putting forward their professional judgment to advise the manager / applicant on their personal tax situation. Various situations may arise such as an acquisition, a merger or the dissolution of an entity.
The human resource management case deals with all aspects of management with regards to training, development and employee engagement. Resistance to change following the implementation of a new system, shortcomings in the organizational culture, the restructuring of departments, the establishment of an organization as well as the attraction and retention of staff are issues commonly addressed. Students will frequently be required to develop solutions while ensuring effective communication between franchises, trade unions, employers and employees.
The marketing case addresses the key elements of marketing strategy. Market research, market segmentation, target market selection and the marketing mix are typically developed. The issue could address growth through market penetration, product development, market development or diversification. A product launch could be addressed in order to develop a promotional campaign and a positioning strategy. Market development can sometimes deal with international research in new segments.
The operations and logistics case touches on the overall management of physical and information flows as well as different partners in the supply chain. The problem may deal with inventory management, analysis, production, transportation management, distribution of the chain of operations and strategic cost management. In an era of sustainable development, “reverse logistics” is also a possibility and is primarily concerned with the return of materials from the final consumer to the enterprise.
A team of 4 students take the position of the government or the opposition with the goal of debating a Canadian political subject. Participants must respect specific time guidelines.
The strategy case consists of an analysis of a company touching on almost every facet of the organization. Whether the corporation is in a period of growth or decline, students are required to analyze each department to advise the manager effectively and realistically. This case requires a variety of knowledge, creativity and analytical skills. It is critical to not only address the issue but also provide a solution that is within the abilities of the company and its management. Knowledge of accounting, finance, logistics, human resources and marketing are put into use, all while taking ethical, national and international issues into consideration.
During a simulation of 2 years (8 quarters), a team of four students must buy and sell stocks. The teams have to evaluate their assets in order to react to the market.