DeGroote School of Business

Learning should never be limited to the classroom

The DeGroote Experience Fund is used to help DeGroote students learn through experience. Funding is available to DeGroote students or student teams for national and international competitions, conferences, service trips, and a wide variety of events. We want students to learn outside the classroom to enrich their time at DeGroote.

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Recent Highlights

IICSB testimonial

International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition

DeGroote competitors, on the strength of their “Mugmaster” coffee mug business, finished in first place at the 2019 International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition. Each spring, universities from around the globe participate in the tournament, billed as the world’s longest-running and most comprehensive business competition.


Global Business Brigade: Panama

Global Business Brigades is an international movement of university students and professionals building economic opportunities in the developing world. It allows volunteers to act as consultants to local entrepreneurs in Panama, Ghana, and Honduras.

Google Next

Google Cloud Next

As co-winners of Visualize 2030 – a global contest in collaboration with Google Cloud, the United Nations Foundation, Work Bank, and Global Sustainable Development Goals – DeGroote BCom students Sarah Liou and Evan Snary were invited to attend Google Cloud Next in San Francisco.

John Molson testimonial

John Molson MBA International Case Competition

Challengers arrived from around the world, and only one team from North America landed on the podium: the DeGroote School of Business. DeGroote MBA candidates earned an impressive third-place finish at the 2019 John Molson MBA International Case Competition in Montréal.

Mary Lou Donor

“Championing diversity in the workplace is extremely important to me. That’s why I contribute to the DeGroote Experience Fund. I want students at DeGroote from all walks of life to be able to access key resources and contacts outside the classroom. Sometimes, all it takes is a little support to help students make the next big leap in their lives and careers. We all have the power to make a difference.”

Mary Lou Maher, B. Com. ’83

Business Unit Leader, GTA Audit and Chief Inclusion Officer, KPMG

Mark Thompson Profile

“When I was a student, money was very tight. My father had just passed away. I had to take every odd job I could just to get by. I want to alleviate some of that financial stress for DeGroote students, so they can make the most of their time at university. There’s a significant upside to getting involved in activities outside the classroom.”

Mark Thompson, B. Com. ’83

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc.

Roger Brown Profile

“You want to make sure the students at your alma mater are well positioned to enjoy the same kind of success. I was able to make it in the Canadian corporate world, and I feel a responsibility to help others get there as well – especially DeGroote students who are trying to make connections outside the classroom, and may not have the resources to do so. I want to assist the next generation, however I can.”

Roger Brown, B. Com. ’10

Relationship Manager, Commercial Real Estate Banking, Scotiabank