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

Results

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

2015 winners announced

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 www.awpagesociety.com

Results

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Aspen Institute Case Writing Competition 

2015 winners announced

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.

Further information


Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition 

The Baylor University Entrepreneurship Program and USASBE are jointly sponsoring a student case writing competition in conjunction with USASBE’s annual meetings. This is an innovative international event that supports and encourages students who wish to engage in case research and writing. Submitted cases are suitable if they advance the field of entrepreneurship, broadly defined, and contribute to an understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena.

Further information

Results

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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/95767bf3642749b497672e3563975ba4.ashx?la=en

Results

View list of winners 


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.

Further information

e info@casecompetition.com
w www.casecompetition.com/competition

Results

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Creative Shock

Creative Shock is an annual global social business case competition. Participants gather to solve real life business, marketing and PR problems for social enterprises and organisations.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Participants may either apply as a team of 3-4 or as an individual. Individuals will also be randomly divided into teams of 3-4. Last year the competition attracted more than 600 participants from 175 universities and 61 countries.

Further information

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

Results

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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

Family Enterprise Case Competition

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


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/casecompetition15/index.asp

Results

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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

Results

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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


John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition

For its special 35th edition, the 2016 John Molson MBA International Case Competition (ICC) is pleased to invite the submission of original and one-of-a-kind business cases. The suggested theme this year is ‘Radical Openness’.

The ICC is the oldest and most prestigious competition of its kind and will be celebrating its 35th year of continued success. The competition will be held from 3-8 January 2016 in Montreal. It will bring together teams from 36 MBA programmes around the world to compete for the Concordia Cup. Up to six cases will be selected for use during the competition which offers the following prizes:

  • 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/competition/cases/

Results

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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 www.cob.ohio-state.edu/offices/minority-student-services/events/keybank-case-competition/

Results

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KPMG’s International Case Competition

KPMG’s International Case Competition is a chance to experience the fast-paced world of casework, meet new people and travel to places you may never have been before. If you get to the top of your national case competition, you’ll find yourself on your way to Hong Kong on an all-expenses-paid trip to the international final. There, you’ll have the chance to network with your peers from around the world as you compete for the global title.

Further information

w www.kpmg.com/kicc

Results

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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.

Contact

http://nibscasecompetition.org

Results

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NextBillion Case Writing Competition

This competition seeks to recognise and publish the best business cases about social enterprise strategies that aim to alleviate poverty, especially in the developing world. The competition is sponsored by Citi Foundation and NextBillion.

Further information

Sandra Draheim
e draheims@umich.edu
w www.globalens.com/NB2015/

Results

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2015 Reaching Out MBA Case Writing Competition

The Reaching Out MBA Case Competition offers 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/

Results

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Russian National Case League Changellenge

2013 competition dates to be confirmed

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. In 2012, Cup Russia was won by an international team from the Netherlands and in 2013 by a team from Great Britain.

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)

Results

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Sustainability MBA Challenge 2015

Nespresso has renewed its long-term commitment to the academic world by launching the Sustainability MBA Challenge for 2015. Students from all over the globe are invited to come up with new and creative ideas for its 'Creating Shared Value Strategy'. The three finalist teams will present their proposals in Europe in front of a panel of judges comprising Nestlé and Nespresso top executives and renowned experts.

Further information

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

Results

2014 winners announced


The CFO Case Study Competition

This competition Is organised by CharterQuest Financial Training institute, an institution based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The CFO Case Study Competition challenges young people who aspire to be top CFOs or business leaders to demonstrate their potential by competing to solve a set of complex finance, managerial and strategic problems that beset a real life African company.

The objective is to prepare Africa's future CFOs and global business leaders by advocating a deeper incorporation of the case study methodology into the curriculum, highlighting the centrality of teamwork, logical thinking, presentation, report writing and creative problem solving skills as well as the value of taking a holistic and strategic approach to enterprise management.
It is the premier and much-anticipated annual global event that brings together students, entry-level professionals, universities, professional bodies, policy makers and big business for one purpose: to identify and build Africa's next generation of global business leaders. Eligible individuals from across the world can participate in this competition in groups of three.

Further information

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

Results

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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/

Results

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Warwick Business School MBA case competition, WBS Case Challenge 2016

The WBS Case Challenge 2016 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.

Last year's successful event at the iconic Shard saw eight teams from top business schools competing. Manchester Business School won the grand prize, following Said Business School’s win in 2014.

This student-led event offers you the opportunity to network with MBAs and Masters students from across the globe and with a plethora of people from the healthcare industry, including erudite academicians, researchers and potential employers. It is the organisers’ great pleasure that not only was GE pleased to take onboard some of the innovations presented at the event last year, but they also offered a permanent role in their organisation to one of the participants.

This year, the WBS Case Challenge will be held at the University of Warwick in the new wing of the Warwick Business School building, 22-23 April 2016. WBS understands the value of diverse perspectives, and 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.

Key dates:

  • Final event 22-23 April 2016

Further information

e casechallenge@mail.wbs.ac.uk

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

Results

View list of winners

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