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

The 2018 APICS Case Competition, provided by APICS in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP sees participating teams presenting solutions to an exciting supply chain management problem, as they compete for prize money and recognition. 

After a series of local and regional rounds, held between October 2017-February 2018, the final takes place at the APICS 2018 Conference in Chicago between 29 September-1 October 2018.

Further information

w www.apics.org/case-competition/home

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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), recognises students' exploration of corporate communications as a critical management function.

Further information

w 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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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.

Further information

Marc Gerrone, IMA
e mgerrone@imanet.org
w http://sfmagazine.com/post-entry/august-2017-2018-student-case-competition-babyfreedom-stakeholders-and-strategy/

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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.

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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.

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.

The finals take place between 14-18 October 2019.

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 www.uvm.edu/business/global_family_enterprise_case_competition

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HEC Corporate Responsibility Challenge

The HEC Corporate Responsibility Challenge is a two-day case competition held by HEC Montreal, where MBAs from across the globe provide solutions that will advance the role business leaders can play in contributing to the betterment of their communities.

The event is designed to solve actual cases written specifically for the competition.

The theme for 2018 will be more broadly oriented towards corporate responsibility and the addition of Artificial Intelligence/Big Data this year, along with innovative approaches to sustainability, in order to provide a diverse and spirited experience.

The competition will include distinguished guests from the CSR and Artificial Intelligence sectors, and will be an excellent networking opportunity among industry leaders and like-minded MBA students.

Teams will present their recommendations to a panel of judges, which will include senior executives from leading corporations.

Participating universities can send up to two teams, comprised of four students each. The three highest scoring teams will receive the following prizes (CAD)

  • First prize: $5,000
  • Second prize: $3,000
  • Third prize: $1,000

Further information

Vyom Sharma, Director of Teams
teams@hecaemba.org
w www.heccasecomp.com

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HSBC/HKU 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://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.

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 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

Julia Galbraith
Organiser, John Molson MBA InternationalCase Writing Competition
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 is hosting an invitational case competition that will showcase the skills and talents of participating MBA students.

The case for the competition will 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.

  • First prize: $10,000
  • Second prize: $5,000
  • Third prize: $3,000

Murthy Awards for Individual Performance

Excellence in Presentation: $250
Excellence in Response: $250

Further information

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

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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/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.

Further information

w www.kpmg.com/kicc

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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. Help tackle the toughest sustainability-related issues for a chance to win $10,000!

The registration deadline for the first round (virtual) is 9 November 2018 (11.59pm MST), with the deadline for submissions being 16 November 2018.

The finals take place in Colorado on 8 and 9 February 2019.

Prize money:

$10,000 – First place
$7,500 – Second place
$2,500 – Third place

Further information


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 2019 competition will be hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Canada from 17-22 February. More info: www.nibsweb.org/2018/03/08/2019-case-competition-upei

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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.

The Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge is now a bi-annual event. Next one will be early 2019. Schools must be registered by February 2019.

Further information

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

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RSM Private Equity Case Competition

RSM full-time MBA students will be hosting the 2018 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 23 November with the competition proper taking place on 24 November.

Teams should consist of four-five students, and only one team per school is allowed.

Registration deadline is on 2 November.

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)


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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