Competition dates: January 6-8, 2017
Recruiting begins: September
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Hosted by the Canadian Association of Business Students)
Cost to Participate: There is a $350 fee. This includes all travel, accommodation & food, a winter jacket, and sunglasses.
Jeux du Commerce (Commerce Games) was founded in Quebec in 1989, when a group of undergraduates conceived of the idea for a student-led, student-run competition to foster excellence and competitive spirit among the province’s business schools. Today, JDC has grown into the leading French-language business competition in the world and has spawned English-language counterparts – JDC West and JDC Central. The JDC events offer a unique blend of academic, athletic and social events that make them among the most well-rounded of any competition in the country.
Students on the JDCC academic team showcase their business acumen and presentation skills in front of a panel of industry professionals as they analyze a case and present solutions to real life issues faced by real organizations. The academic event includes a parliamentary-style debate challenge along with case analysis competitions in eight categories:
- Business Strategy
- Management of Information Systems
- Marketing Management
- International Business
- Human Resources
Each year, the host committee selects specific sports as the basis for the competition’s athletic events. The featured sports for the 2016 competition will be announced soon. Tryouts for the Sprott JDCC Sports Team will be held in September.
A team of four students competes in eight extreme challenges, along with outrageous events that make reality TV seem tame! Tryouts will be held in September.
Teams for all academic events consist of 3 students, except for Debate, which requires a team of 4.
Any Sprott undergraduate student is eligible to participate. As with all case competitions, participants in the academic component must either be enrolled in BUSI 3800 (Fall term) or have previously completed the course.
Recruiting & Training Schedule
Recruiting for Sprott’s JDCC teams will begin in September. Weekly training sessions and practices will be held in October, November and December to prepare for the competition. Please note that all JDCC participants must be available for a mandatory meeting in late September, and the Groovin’ for Charity fundraising event in October.
Applications for the academic / debate teams will be available online in late summer.
For more information about JDCC and the team selection process, visit the JDCC Sprott Facebook Page.