Richard Donovan is a professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management and one of the competition’s co-founders. Over the years, he has played a chief role as a spokesperson and supporter of MMICC, and has also coached McGill students to compete at other case competitions. The Competition Advisor has authority over the case and oversees most of the competitive portion, including judging and deliberation aspects.
Headed by the Co-Chairs, the Executive Committee is made up of 10 to 12 BCom students who are responsible for the full execution, planning, funding and promotion of MMICC. Its overall role is to initiate and maintain relations with international schools, the business community, local providers, on-campus resources, as well as preserving continuity between each edition.
Throughout MMICC week, each team is assigned a McGill Ambassador as their main point of contact. Made up of 12 enthusiastic students from the Desautels Faculty of Management, the Ambassadors are here to facilitate their team’s travel arrangements and to ensure they have the time of their life. The Ambassadors mostly play a delegate role, but also provide logistical support for the Executive Committee during the competitive portion.
As a non-profit and student-run event, MMICC has been endorsed by Dean Peter Todd and Principal Heather Monroe-Blum, and has recently been recognized by the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. We are also honored to receive unyielding support from the Montreal business community year after year.
The case competition is funded thanks to sponsorship donations from the business community, as well as financial support from the Desautels Faculty of Management and several other campus associations. The participating schools must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses, while MMICC covers all the activities scheduled during the social and competitive portions.