frequently asked questions

what is buac?

The Brock University Accounting Conference is a case competition and conference that takes place over the third weekend in November. It is a social, learning, and professional development experience that exposes accounting students to the industry while giving them the opportunity to apply their technical knowledge, challenge their perspective, and improve their soft skills.

During the conference, students from across Canada will get the chance to network with our wide range of sponsors/partners, and will have the opportunity to learn more about what is happening in the vibrant field of accounting.

Students will have the chance to enjoy activities, such as icebreakers and a panel discussion, in addition to the case competition held right at Brock University.

This year’s conference will be held on November 16, 2019.

what does my delegate fee include?

Your delegate fee includes enrollment in the Case Competition, meals and refreshments throughout the day, and social/fun activities in the heart of Niagara. Meals included will be: conference day breakfast, afternoon snacks and refreshments, lunch, and Closing Ceremonies Gala dinner.

For Brock students: our Business Students' Association will reimburse a percentage of your delegate fee as incentive to participate in external competitions, which you will receive after the conference.

how is the competition structured?

All members in a team must be within the same division (junior or senior), and must all be students of the same school.

There will be one round of qualifiers and one final round. The case allows isolation time of 120 minutes and presentation time of 15 minutes.

how do i pay and register?

Early Bird Registration is now open and closes October 11, 2019 at a reduced fee of $125.

General Registration opens October 12, 2019. Final day for registration is October 28, 2019

Brock students will register on CareerZone, ID 61477, with their resume and transcript.

All other students will register on our registration form.

We accept cheque or direct deposit. Specific instructions can be found on our registration form. Please ensure that both your team's form and full payment ($175 per delegate (General Registration), 4 delegates per team) is accepted no later than November 1, 2019, otherwise a late fee of $50 will be charged. Spots are secured on a first-come, first-serve basis.

can i choose my team members or register individually?

Brock students will apply individually on CareerZone, ID 71332. In order to provide the best learning experience, we will create the teams so that students can have the experience of working with new people under time pressure.

Students from other schools must register as a team and cannot apply individually, and will need to find team members from the same school and division (junior or senior) before they can register.