IMI Competition Group

IMIC


What is IMIC

The IMI Competition Group (IMIC) is a collection of 20 Commerce or Management students who participate in business case competitions across Ontario, Canada and North America. IMIC was founded in 2014 with the objective of raising awareness for the Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI) at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.

The Group is fully funded by the Department of Management and receives tailored training from faculty and industry professionals based on the competitions the team elects to compete in. 

Positions within IMIC

Director
You are the student leader of the IMIC Group. Your key responsibilities include managing the Group, serving as the main point of contact between the team and the Group’s stakeholders, and planning training sessions and events throughout the school year.

Competitor
You are a 3rd- or 4th-year student who represents the IMIC Group at case competitions. By attending weekly training sessions, you develop such essential business skills as analytical problem-solving, communication and teamwork.

Mentee
You are 2nd-year student who represents the IMIC Group at case competitions with a focus on internal competitions. By participating in weekly training sessions and collaborating with IMIC competitors and directors, you develop your personal brand and important business skills.

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Acknowledgements

The IMIC Group thanks the following faculty for volunteering time to train and prepare the team for competitions and other support:

  • Bipasha Gandhi
  • Catherine Fournier Boulianne
  • Christina Pantone
  • Claire Carver-Dias
  • Daniel Goetz
  • Ed Rieckelman
  • Heather Hines
  • Ignacio Mongrell
  • Kathy Falk
  • Kevin Yousie
  • Len Brooks
  • Manfred Schenider
  • Marius Zoican
  • Mihkel Tombak
  • Olga Bountali
  • Otto Yung
  • Peter Landry
  • Rafael Chiuzi
  • Sabrina Rodgers
  • Shravan Vijaybaskaran
  • Tanya Kirsh 

IMIC Achievements

From the beginning, IMIC Group has been a finalist or placed in the top 3 of a variety of case competitions. Look at these accomplishments for each year the Group has competed.

 

2020 - 2021

  • 1st Place, Michael Smith Regional Ethics Case Competition
  • 2nd Place, UTM's Ready, Set, Market (RSM)
  • 4th Place, Creative Shock (global social business case competition)
  • 4th Place, UTM's Finance Innovation Competition
  • 2nd Place, UTM's DECA Mock Nationals, Management Consulting
  • 4th Place, DECA Nationals, Project Management (PMI)
  • 3rd Place, UTM's Show Me the Green Competition

2019 - 2020

  • 3rd Place, PrimeTime Sports Conference
  • 1st Place, York Schulich School of Business’ RISE Conference (Accounting Stream)
  • 2nd Place, UTSC's STRIVE Competition
  • Top 4, University of Toronto Consulting Conference 2019
  • 1st Place, DECA Provincials, Simulation Case Category (SIM)
  • Top 5, DECA Provincials, Accounting (ACT)
  • 1st Place, Ryerson’s ACHIEVE Conference

2018 - 2019 

  • 2nd Place, DECA Provincials, Quizbowl Category  
  • 2nd Place, Ryerson’s Ted Rogers Sports Conference  
  • 2nd Place, UofT Rotman’s DiverCity Case Competition  
  • 2nd Place, UTM’s BioTech Healthcare Case Competition  
  • 2nd Place, UTM’s IMI Finance Competition  
  • 2nd Place, York DECA’s Sharpen Your Skills (International Business)  
  • 3rd Place, UTM’s Show Me the Green (SMG)  
  • 3rd Place, York Schulich School of Business’ RISE Conference (Entrepreneurship Stream) 
  • 4th Place, UTSC’s LIVE Competition  
  • Top 5, Career Edge Case Competition at Ryerson 

2017 - 2018 

  • 1st Place and 4th Place, UTSC’s LIVE Competition 
  • 1st Place, Graduate Management Consulting Association's Innovation in Action (Master's level competition at UTM) 
  • 1st Place, Ryerson’s Ted Rogers Sports Conference 
  • 1st Place, UTM Student Union’s Outside the Box  
  • 2nd Place, Ryerson’s ACHIEVE Conference 
  • 3rd Place, York Schulich School of Business’ RISE Conference (Marketing and Strategy Stream)  
  • 3rd Place, UTM’s Show Me the Green (SMG)  
  • Top 4 Finalists, CFA Research Challenge 

2016 - 2017 

  • 1st Place, Ryerson’s Ted Rogers Sports Conference 
  • 1st Place, Schulich School of Business’ Next Billionaire Competition 
  • 1st Place, York Schulich School of Business’ RISE Conference (Entrepreneurship Stream) 
  • 1st Place, UofT Rotman Commerce’s Trading Competition 
  • 3rd Place, UTM’s Ready, Set, Market (RSM) 
  • 3rd Place, Western’s Dash for the Cash Competition 
  • Top 4 Finalists, CFA Research Challenge 
  • Top 4, UTSC’s STRIVE Conference 

2015 - 2016 

  • 1st Place, Ryerson’s Ted Rogers Sports Conference 
  • 2nd Place, National Business and Technology Conference 
  • 2nd Place, UofT Rotman Commerce’s DiverCity Case Competition 
  • Top 4, UTSC’s STRIVE Conference 

2014 - 2015 

  • 2nd Place, York Schulich School of Business’ CORE Social Venture Business Pitch Competition 
  • 3rd Place, Brock University Accounting Conference (Junior Division) 
  • Top 5, Waterloo Stock Pitch Competition 

To learn more about IMIC, email imic.utm@utoronto.ca.