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Ivey High School Case Competitions:
London/Calgary/Vancouver & Ottawa

About Ivey

Celebrating 90 years of leadership, the Ivey Business School is widely considered the top business school in Canada and among the best in the world. Ivey’s Honors Business Administration Program gives students the unmatched combination of academic excellence and outstanding opportunity. Ivey students are well-rounded individuals, with strong extracurricular involvement, proven leadership skills and outstanding achievements.

What is the “Case” Method of Learning?

In the case method which Ivey uses for teaching, students are given a case describing a real-world situation in which some type of business problem is being faced. Based on the information provided to them, students must decide what they would do if they were faced with the situation, and what their action plan would be to implement the solution.

Inside the classroom, reviewing a case involves a lot of participation from students. There are no clear-cut answers to cases, so there is thorough discussion of all factors that should be considered in making a decision.

How does the case competition work?

We invite Grade 11 students to participate in the case competition in their area: London, CalgaryVancouverOttawa. Students participating will be randomly placed into teams of 4 or more students from other schools. After getting tips on how to approach a case and running through a practice case, each team will be given three hours to prepare a case they have never seen before. The teams will then present their solution in front of a panel of judges. The top 2 or 3 teams will present again in front of the entire group, and the winning team will be announced.

Who are we looking for?

Students at Ivey come from many different academic fields of study – prior business knowledge is NOT a requirement! We are looking for motivated individuals who are interested in exploring business. Applicants should be high achievers, team players, and involved in extracurricular activities.

Please click the link for London, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa for more information on the event in your area, or email hbacasecomps@ivey.ca for more information.

We are looking for HBA Alumni to participate as Team Leaders and Judges for our competitions in: London, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these roles, please contact Hilary Potts hpotts@ivey.ca.