This past weekend McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management hosted the inaugural edition of the Corporate Case Simulation (CCS). The conference was held in the faculty and brought together about eighty McGill students for a day of innovative debate.
The concept of CCS synchronizes both Model UN crisis simulations and business case competitions. Its founder, Omar Chatur, was inspired by his experiences both as a business student and as the Chief of Operations for McMUN 2011. Delegates partaking in CCS represented themselves as members of different companies’ Senior Management Teams. The conference featured three industries: technology, capital markets, social networking, and automotive. The simulations was structured so that all industries were able to interact, reflecting the reality of the intertwined world we live in today. All crisis staffers were located in the Crisis Center, allowing for much scheming and unsuccessful stock trading.
Although this was CCS’s pilot simulation, it contributed many innovative features that could change the course of Model UN for the future. Delegates were all equipped with an online software, which integrated passed directives, updated company budgets and up-to-date stock trading.
The executive committee of the conference hopes to further expand its scope for years to come and introduce many more students to the spheres of both case competitions and Model UN.
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