Why Become a Judge

“Year after year I am constantly impressed by the high level of business skills the students bring to the competition. A showcase that should not be missed by professionals either in the academic or business communities.”

– Stephen Sharp; VP, PNC Bank Canada

“The John Molson MBA Competition is an outstanding venue for the brightest MBA teams to challenge their judgement and skills against their peers from around the world. I have been privileged to participate as a judge for over 20 years and have found each experience rewarding and enriching. There is nothing like witnessing future business leaders matching their wits in a case competition superbly structured and managed by students of the John Molson School of Business themselves.”

– Oleg Romar, President & CEO of Supratek Pharma Inc., 2014. Judges Guide

2019 Judges Guide

Considering being a judge for our competition? Please download our 2019 Judges Guide for more information.

Note: All new judge applications are subject to approval by the John Molson MBA International Case Competition Board of Directors and successful completion of an training & orientation session.

In order to become a judge at our esteemed competition, you must possess the following:


  • Significant relevant business or professional experience
  • Senior or middle-level manager with decision-making authority
  • Senior, experienced, consultants and advisors
  • Professionals with management experience

 Personal Attributes

  • Solid judgement, open-mindedness, and maturity
  • Responsible and committed – deliver on promises
  • Ability to work in a team and not let ego get in the way
  • An effective listener with strong verbal communication skills
  • Ideally bilingual, with some exposure to culturally diverse environments
  • Ability to grasp and analyze details, including financial data, within a broad unified perspective
  • Ability to evaluate effectiveness and appropriateness of presentation styles

For further inquiries,  please contact Isabelle Bittar at:  isabelle.bittar@mbacasecomp.com