Competition Overview

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.



International Invitational 

June-July, 2017

Through an application process, schools are selected based on submitted statements of interest and several other aspects. Successful applicants are directly invited to I.C.B.C. Final Weekend. There is one spot allocated to the International Invitational in the entire competition, with the exception of the Debating event.

Preliminary round

October 11-28, 2017

In the fall, prospective competitors begin the I.C.B.C. journey through the Preliminary Round. In this selective process, students must analyze and devise solutions to complex business cases.  Once submitted, these case analyses are then evaluated by industry professional judges and the top 6 teams in each event are invited to compete at Final Weekend.

Final WEekend

January 18-20, 2018

At Final Weekend, eight competitive events are held over two days, for which competing finalists are given about 5 hours to prepare. After preparing, teams present their solutions to a panel of judges, comprised of industry leaders and sponsor representatives. At the Final Banquet, the top three teams of each competitive event are announced.


1. University of Regina
Olivia Arnal                            Amanda Kostur

2. University of Alberta
Rose Wu                                Connor Palindat

3. University of Calgary
Sergio Montanez                   Jessica Woolley


1. University of Alberta
Julie Moysiuk                             Tony Basu

2. University of Manitoba
Zachary Fontes                        Peirce Dickson

3. University of Calgary
Frank Finley                            Patrick Jones


1. Queen's University
Mark Merchand                           Marc Levine

2. Concordia University
Brian Lopez                              Gregory Jansezian

3. Wilfred Laurier University
Eva Lin                                    William Tran 


1. Simon Fraser University
Darren Wan                               Jessica Chung

2. University of Manitoba
Andrew Smith                       Nicolas Connor

3. Okanagan College
Mitchell Pepper                           Braydon Davis


1. Simon Fraser University
Peyton Winslade                         Cameron Lust

2. Queen's University
Jamyang Tenzin                           Sara Huh

3. University of Calgary
Taylor Adolphe                             Christina Tang   


1. University of Alberta
Jordan Ladd                              Ankur Pandit

2. University of PEI
Quinton Gorman                          Zach Geldert

3. Wilfred Laurier University
Josh Kravitz

Human Resources

1. Conestoga College
Madison Tawse                            Karen Dobbie

2. Brock University
Clara Fennuk                             Preya Parikh

3. Concordia University
Nathalie Rosochowicz               Cassandra Boivin- Pelletier

Business Policy

1. Concordia University
Kirah Goldberg, Christophe Guimond- Drapaeu & Jean-Sebastien Chausse D'arcy

2. University of Calgary
Ana Cherniak- Kennedy, Paul (Jinkyu) Hong & Brendan Young

3. University of Waterloo
Jasper Lam, Gabriel Siu &    Chuyue (Cynthia) Shi