Student case competitions

Case competitions can play a role in highlighting the many skills involved in case writing, teaching and learning. They can benefit faculty, researchers and students and offer the opportunity to showcase expertise at business schools and universities.

APICS West Coast Student Case Competition

Teams of students are given a supply chain problem to be solved using a computer simulation game. Teams will develop solutions and then present their rationale for the solutions. Teams will receive the case, complete a practice round and one real round prior to attending the competition. The balance of the case will be completed on-site within two days. Any full-time university student who is an APICS member is eligible to compete.

There are two competition divisions: one for undergraduates and one for graduate students. Most students will have operations management, supply chain management, industrial engineering, or an MBA academic background, but this is not a requirement. Teams must be made up of 3-5 students. There can only be up to three teams from one school. 

Further information

w www.apicscasecompetition.org/current-competition/team-registration

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Arthur W. Page Society's Corporate Communications Case Study Competition

The Arthur W. Page Society's Case Study Competition, sponsored by the Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), recognizes students' exploration of corporate communications as a critical management function.

Further information

w http://www.awpagesociety.com/about/

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Aspen Institute Case Writing Competition 

More than 1,000 students from 25 business schools tackle a brand new case study, authored by the Yale School of Management, requiring innovative thinking at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social and environmental impacts. As a student participant, you will step into a real-life, time-sensitive scenario demanding integrative decision-making — not unlike the challenges that you and your teammates will face as the next generation of business leadership.

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Baylor-NACRA Student Case Competition 

The Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise is offering $2,000 in prize money for the best student-written decision cases related to the intersection of entrepreneurial activity and public policy. Cases must be accompanied by an instructor’s manual and should be submitted to the NACRA annual meeting to be reviewed. A case may be authored by one to four undergraduate or graduate students who are either presently in school or have graduated within the last year.

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Carl Menconi Ethics Case Writing Competition

The competition, sponsored jointly by IMA’s Committee on Ethics and IMA’s Professor-in-Residence, Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, works to develop and distribute teaching cases focused on business ethics, with a specific application to management accounting and finance issues. It’s open to accounting and finance academics as well as practitioners, and joint submissions are encouraged. Winners of the competition will be featured in IMA’s flagship publication, Strategic Finance, and the case author or team will be recognized at IMA’s 2016 Annual Conference & Expo to be held in Las Vegas in June 2016. Winners will also receive one free Annual Conference registration and a $500-cash prize.

Further information

Marc Gerrone, IMA
e mgerrone@imanet.org
w https://www.imanet.org/-/media/77d1b5b2bb514fc99c791fedbddeac22.ashx?la=en

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CBS Case Competition

Copenhagen Business School Case Competition is one of the leading undergraduate case competitions in the world. Twelve international universities are represented by teams of four students who are challenged to solve a real-life business challenge. The judges of the competition are well-known and acknowledged business leaders from the Scandinavian business community.

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CFO Case Study Competition

The CFO (Chief Financial Officer) is an international, annual multi-round business management and leadership-focused case study competition organised by The CharterQuest Institute. It challenges university students around the world to prove they can compete at the highest level: by solving a set of complex and integrated finance, operational, strategic and ethical problems that beset a real-world global business in the emerging markets.

The objective is to prepare the next generation of CFOs & Global Business Leaders by advocating a deeper incorporation of the Integrated Case Method into the curriculum; highlight the centrality of entrepreneurial and business acumen, teamwork, analytical, critical, creative as well as strategic thinking in honing their applied problem-solving skills in a multinational context.

Further information

w http://charterquest.co.za/page/the-cfo

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Creative Shock

Creative Shock is a global social business case competition for students which first took place in 2011. Participants gather every year to solve real life business, marketing and PR problems for social enterprises and organizations. The competition, organised by students at ISM University of Management and Economics, seeks to introduce students to real life global social business models, to communicate how all traditional business strategies can be applied to social enterprises and organizations, and to improve students’ strategic thinking by challenging them with real marketing and management problems.

Further information

info@creativeshock.lt
http://creativeshock.lt/competition/

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Family Enterprise Case Competition

FECC is taking a sabbatical in 2018 as Grossman School of Business expands its physical facilities. The 6th edition will be held on 9-12 January 2019.

The Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) is hosted annually by the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont. Hundreds of the most promising young minds and thought leaders in family business travel from around the world to compete at FECC, in the hopes of not only winning the competition, but also networking and exchanging ideas with their family business peers.

Further information

w http://www.uvm.edu/business/global_family_enterprise_case_competition

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Gadjah Mada Business Case Competition

The Gadjah Mada Business Case Competition is an annual international competition open to all active undergraduate students in any discipline from any university worldwide.

The teams, which consist of three members from the same university, will be encouraged to use their business skills to find a business solution for a real company, and deliver it convincingly to the business stakeholders.

The qualification round will be carried out online. The semifinalists will then present their cases at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Five teams will make it into the final round where they will have to solve another case in five hours and present the solution.

Further information

e me.feb@ugm.ac.id
w me.feb.ugm.ac.id

HSBC Asia Pacific Business Case Competition

For the past five years, the Asia Case Research Center, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, has organised the only Hong Kong-based undergraduate business case competition. The event brings together students and faculty from all of Hong Kong’s universities as well as top universities from the Asia-Pacific region. Teams of four undergraduates competed in business strategy-making and presentation, and were judged by senior international business executives. Students also had the opportunity to interact with some of Asia's brightest talents and experience Hong Kong's unique international culture. HSBC sponsored this year’s competition, and cash prizes of HK$60,000, HK$30,000 and HK$10,000 were awarded.

Further information

e CaseCompetition@acrc.org.hk
w http://www.acrc.org.hk/casecompetition17/index.asp

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Hult Prize

Compete in the planet’s largest student competition to solve the world's toughest challenges. The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, the annual competition for the the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas – start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people. Winners receive USD 1 million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community.

Further information

w www.hultprize.org

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ICC@M (International Case Competition@Maastricht)

The challenge for competitors at ICC@M is to address selected business cases and present solutions and recommendations to judging panels consisting of business academics and executives.

Several corporate and social events also take place as part of the competition, enabling ICC@M participants, business corporations, SBE-students, alumni and UM staff to network and share ideas. Business schools can only participate by invitation.

Further information

w www.casecompetitionmaastricht.nl

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John Molson MBA International Case Competition

The John Molson MBA International Case Competition is a not-for-profit event organized by a team of MBA students from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. The competition is open to top business schools worldwide, and is recognized as the largest case competition of its kind. Its main purpose is to bridge the gap between corporate and academic worlds, which ultimately enriches both students and executives alike.

The competition format is a round-robin tournament consisting of seven unpublished business cases. The cases are selected from among the top entries from the annual Case Writing Competition. The highlight of the week is a live case presentation by a major company facing a real-life business challenge. The winning team receives a cash prize of $10,000 CAD.
  • First prize: $10,000.
  • Second prize: $5,000
  • Third prize: $3,000

Further information

Sarah Nasr
Organiser, John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition
e cases@mbacasecomp.com
w http://mbacasecomp.com/

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KeyBank Foundation Minority MBA Case Competition

The KeyBank Foundation Minority MBA Student Case Competition is now considered one of the nation's premier minority MBA student case competitions. Sixteen universities from around the United States are invited to compete in this annual event, held in Cleveland at KeyBank Headquarters.

Further information

Austyn Johnson
e KeyBankMBACase@fisher.osu.edu
w https://www.cob.ohio-state.edu/diversity-inclusion/keybank-case-competition

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KPMG International Case Competition

Discover the fast paced world of casework and test your ability to develop innovative,real-world business solutions through this challenging and exciting learning experience. You will compete with talented students from around the world, gaining valuable insight into what it’s like to work with clients. And once you progress to the top of your national case competition, and you’ll find yourself on an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2016 international final in Dubai, where you’ll be immersed in the magnificent culture of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Further information

w www.kpmg.com/kicc

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Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Case Competition

The NIBS Worldwide Case Competition brings together elite undergraduate students from some of the world’s top international business schools. Teams of four analyse business cases, prepare solutions to real problems, and present recommendations to panels of senior managers, policymakers and academics. The competition is distinguished by its emphasis on international business and the challenges of doing business across cultures and borders.

The 2018 competition will be hosted by the Universidad del Istmo in Guatemala from 25 February - 2 March 2018. Registration will open in September 2017, with the qualifying round to be held in November 2017.

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Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge

This competition challenges students from all over the globe to come up with new, creative and fresh ideas for its Creating Shared Value Strategy. This principle, developed by Harvard professors Michael Porter and Mark Kramer in 2006, maintained that companies had a responsibility to create and share value not just for shareholders but also for the communities in which they operate – from farmers through to customers and ultimately consumers.

Further information

e contact@sustainabilitymbachallenge.com
w http://sustainabilitymbachallenge.com

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Reaching Out MBA Case Competition

The ROMBA Case Competition offers MBA & graduate students an exciting opportunity to formulate strategic recommendations to a given problem and win up to $5,000 in the process.  Participants will also have a chance to present and discuss their ideas with a panel of judges from leading consulting firms, and interact with them more informally during a private reception.

Further information

e jasen_bell@mba.berkeley.edu.
w www.reachingoutmba.org/competitions/

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Russian National Case League Changellenge

This is the largest case competition series in Russia. Students work in teams of four on three different cases (one in the first round, one in the semi-final and one in the final). The case topics are kept secret until the competition starts. There are special English sections in two of the National Case League competitions: Cup Moscow (registration in November) and Cup Russia (registration in March). Students across the world are encouraged to participate and face real Russian problems and challenges. Each competition is judged by business leaders from top international companies such as A.T. Kearney, Accenture, BCG, EY, KPMG, Mars, Unilever and many others.

Further information

e info@changellenge.com
w changellenge.com (use translate button)


Tournament in Management and Engineering Skills

The Tournament In Management and Engineering Skills (TIMES) is the largest pan-European case study competition for Industrial Engineering and Management students. This prestigious, highly acclaimed event has gone from strength to strength since 1994 and attracts around 250 top teams each year.

Further information

w www.estiem.org/

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Warwick Business School Case Challenge

The WBS Case Challenge is a great opportunity for global business school students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to collaborate and create innovative solutions to healthcare’s most pressing problems.

This student-led event offers participants the opportunity to network with MBAs and Masters students from across the globe and with plethora of people from the healthcare industry, including erudite academicians and researchers and potential employers.

The competition has been designed to encourage the convergence and intermingling of multidisciplinary teams that consist of not just MBA students but students from varied disciplines. WBS invites teams of 6 postgraduate and masters students, at least 3 of which must be MBA students, to compete for a grand prize of £4,500. There will also be a runner-up prize. 

Further information

w www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wbs/casechallenge/about/

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