I.C.B.C. consists of two stages: a preliminary stage and a final stage. Canadian participants have one possible gateway to the Final Weekend: through competing in the Preliminary Round. However, unlike Canadian participants, international competitors have the additional option of entering an International Invitational in order to reach the Final Weekend. If successful in either route, finalists will compete with five other competing teams at I.C.B.C. Final Weekend in their respective events. I.C.B.C. features eight competitive events in which students can compete: Accounting, Business Policy, Debating, Ethics, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, and Management of Information Systems (MIS). For each event, excluding Debating, cases are written by industry professionals and pertain to industry specific issues. Competitors should choose to compete in the event for which their skills are best suited.