Competition/Conference Funding

As part of our committment to student development and skill enhancement, the Department of Management offers competition and conference funding to our students. This allows students the opportunity to actively engage in opportunities outside of the classroom without the financial constraints inherent in the typical student budget.

Our students have participated or competed in events such as:

  • Brock University Accounting Competition (BUAC)
  • National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC)
  • Nspire
  • Fast Pace to the Case
  • LIVE Competition (UTSC)
  • ACHIEVE (Ryerson)
  • Ted Rogers Sports Conference (Ryerson)

Student feedback is overwhelmingly positive from these experiences. One student had this to say upon returning to campus from a business and technology focussed conference.

"The workshops helped me see some of the challenges business owners face every day, as well as key strategies in gaining a lead on the competition. I managed to meet with students from across Canada with similar interests. I also saw how important it is to network, since events like these are one of the best ways to showcase your talent, ask the right questions and be heard!"

For current students wishing to apply for funding, please see details below:

If you are interested in attending a conference or competition related to your area of study and would like to apply for funding to partially cover (up to 50%), of the registration cost, please complete the following steps.

Before the event (2 weeks before the conference):

After the event (within 2-weeks from the conclusion of the conference): 

In order to collect your reimbursement, you'll need to present the following documents. 

1. Proof of payment in the form of a receipt that clearly indicates what the payment was for and confirmation that the fee was for registration or delegate fees.

2. A completed copy of the reimbursement form (with original reciept/proof of payment).

3. A copy of all competition related material including cases, judging rubrics, event itinerary, and any promotional material.   

4. A 2-3 page summary of your experience at the event detailing the following information. Please use the Conference/Competition Summary Form document.

  • A detailed breakdown of the event including any workshops, presentations, networking time, etc.
  • The judging panel, including number of judges and who the panel consisted of (ie student leaders, alumni, faculty members, industry representatives)
  • Overview of teams in attendance and who was the winning team. Please include your thoughts as to why the winning team(s) placed relative to other  groups.
  • Top 3 recommendations on how to improve if you were to do this competition again.  
  • Please summarize your experience at the competition and what you learned.