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.

Aarhus Case Competition

The Aarhus Case Competition (ACC) is the largest case competition in the Nordic countries and takes place in Aarhus, Denmark.

Throughout an entire week, the participating students solve two five-hour introductory cases and one extensive 30-hour main case.

Each year, nine distinctive teams consisting of top-students compete in the competition.

A unique feature about the ACC is that all expenses are paid for the participating students (this includes accommodation, food, flights).

Further information

e mail@aarhuscasecompetition.com
w www.aarhuscasecompetition.com

Results

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APICS West Coast Student Case Competition

The 2020 ASCM Case Competition is provided by ASCM in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP. Participating teams will present solutions to an exciting end-to-end supply chain management problem, as they compete for prize money and recognition. The case may involve distribution, logistics, sales and operations planning, inventory, and other operations management challenges. 

Entry deadline: Closed for 2020

Further information

w www.apics.org/case-competition/home

Results

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Aspen Institute's Business & Society International MBA Case 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.

Entry deadline: Competition not yet open for 2020 submissions

Further information


Catalan Association of Accounting and Management Case Competition

The Catalan Association of Accounting and Management is pleased to announce the XV case competition in the field of accounting and financial information for students, professionals, academics and public entities or private companies.

The idea is to take advantage of the good quality work done by the students in their subjects related to finance and accounting, but the competition is also aimed at professors and professionals in the sector who want to publish a real case that can be used in teaching. Therefore, the practical case will have three sections: (i) statement, (ii) questions and (iii) teaching notes.

Further information

e centraldecasos@accid.org
http://www.accid.org/centraldecasos.php


CBS Case Competition

Copenhagen Business School Case Competition is one of the leading undergraduate case competitions in the world. 12 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.

Entry deadline: Competition not yet open for 2020 submissions

Further information

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CFO Case Study Competition

The CFO (Chief Financial Officer) is an annual, open-entry, and global multi-stage business strategy and leadership-focused case study competition, organised by The CharterQuest Institute South Africa. 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.

Entry deadline: 31 March 2020

Further information

w https://www.charterquest.co.za/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 every year are gathered to solve finance, marketing, PR and strategy problems for social businesses. By organizing this competition, students are introduced to real-life global social business models and to communicate how all traditional business strategies can be applied to social enterprises and organizations, improve students’ strategic thinking by challenging them with real marketing and management problems, promote social business all around the world.
Entry deadline: Closed for 2019

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HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific 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 compete in business strategy-making and presentation, and are judged by senior international business executives. Students also have the opportunity to interact with some of Asia's brightest talents and experience Hong Kong's unique international culture.

Further information

e CaseCompetition@acrc.org.hk
w http://competition.acrc.hku.hk/

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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.

Entry deadline: 2020 early bird deadline is 20 November 2019

Further information

w www.hultprize.org

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John Molson MBA International Case Competition

The John Molson MBA International Case Competition is a not-for-profit event organised 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 recognised 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 International 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: $7,000
  • Third prize: $5,000

Further information

e cases@mbacasecomp.com
w http://mbacasecomp.com/

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Katz Invitational Case Competition

The University of Pittsburgh’s Jospeh M. Katz Graduate School of Business hosts an annual invitational case competition that will showcase the skills and talents of participating MBA students.
The case for the competition is be multi-dimensional, designed to test the teams’ ability to collaborate on different business disciplines. The case will give students the opportunity to evaluate a tough business situation in multiple perspectives in a very short period of time, and to present their recommendations to senior executives.

The ultimate goal is to allow students to apply their business education to deliver unique and creative recommendations.

Entry deadline: Closed for 2020

Further information

casecompetition@katz.pitt.edu
www.katz.business.pitt.edu

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KeyBank Foundation and Fisher College of Minority MBA Student Case Competition

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

Entry deadline: 13 December 2019

Further information

w www.cob.ohio-state.edu/diversity-inclusion/keybank-case-competition

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Net Impact Case Competition

The Net Impact Case Competition (NICC) is the premier MBA case competition; focused on solving real world social and environmental business challenges. The competition is hosted each year by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder in Colorado.

Entry deadline: Closed for 2020

Further information

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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.

Entry deadline: Closed for 2020

Further information

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PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

Be part of an award-winning international student competition.

The Risk Management Challenge, a case competition of the PRMIA Institute, empowers undergraduate and graduate students by taking them beyond the classroom and giving them exposure to real-world business situations.

The Challenge offers students the opportunity to apply the concepts they have learned and showcase their knowledge, critical thinking skills, leadership, and presentation abilities.

Entry deadline: 6 January 2020

Further information


RSM Private Equity Case Competition

RSM full-time MBA students will be hosting the 2019 Private Equity Case Competition, an annual event that brings top finance talents from renowned MBA programs to the Netherlands.

This premier private equity case competition provides a great opportunity for participants to:

  • Network with world class finance professionals and international students
  • Learn by solving a real life private equity case
  • Boost their personal profile and capabilities

Held in Amsterdam, the competition will be opened by a symposium on 8 November with the competition proper taking place on 9 November.

Teams should consist of four-five students, and only two teams per school are allowed.

Further information


Russian National Case League Changellenge

This is the biggest case league in Russia, founded in 2007.

Each year, Changellenge organises around a dozen of case competitions for students and professionals who graduated no more than two years ago. Each year, over 30, 000 participants join the competitions, which vary from traditional business-oriented ones to case competitions focused on specific fields.

Students work in teams of four on three different cases – one in the first round (online), one in the semi-final and one in the final (offline). The cases are kept secret until the competition starts.

There are special English sections in two of the Case League competitions: Changellenge – Cup Moscow (registration in November) and Changellenge – Cup Russia (registration in March).

Students across the world are encouraged to participate and face real Russian business problems and challenges.

Each competition is judged by business leaders from top international companies such as Accenture, EY, KPMG, Mars, Unilever, Danone, SAP and many others.

Full list of Changellenge case competitions:

  • Changellenge – Cup Russia with preliminary regional competitions in Russian regions:
    • Changellenge – Cup SPb
    • Changellenge – Cup Ural
    • Changellenge – Cup Siberia
    • Changellenge – Cup Volga
  • Changellenge – Cup Moscow
  • Changellenge – Cup IT (with IT Analytics and Big Data sections)
  • Changellenge – Cup Tech (with Oil and Gas, Engineering and Metallurgic sections)
  • Modern Trade Code
  • Supply Chain Cup
  • Changellenge – Cup Kazakhstan

Further information

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


The University of California Press’ Case Studies in the Environment Prize Competition

Case Studies in the Environment is a journal of peer-reviewed case study articles, case study pedagogy articles, and a repository for editor-reviewed case study slides. The journal informs faculty, students, researchers, educators, professionals, and policymakers on case studies and best practices in the environmental sciences and studies.

To be eligible for consideration for the prize, submitted pieces to the journal will have to clear our peer review process and be accepted for publication. After acceptance, the editors of each section will propose a selection of semi-finalist articles to the Editor-in-Chief and a subset of the Editorial Board, who will select the winning articles.

Entry deadline: Closed for 2019

Further information

http://cse.ucpress.edu/content/prize-competition

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