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Academic Competitions

Case Competition Opportunities

A variety of opportunities exist for graduate students to participate in case competitions to showcase their ability to analyze complex, strategic-level management decisions and offer solutions and recommendations. These competitions allow students to interact with corporate executives, demonstrate their presentation skills and test their skills against some of the best schools in the country.

National Black MBA Association Case Competition
This competition is held each fall with the first prize totaling $12,000. A three-person team (plus alternates) is selected for competition. The team typically prepares for the competition over the summer. Bentley University's McCallum Graduate School of Business team, one of the 29 teams participating in 2003, was proud to bring home the third place trophy. For more information about eligibility for this competition, contact Earl Avery.

National Society of Hispanic MBA's (NSHMBA)
This competition is held at the society's annual conference each year. Eligibility to participate is determined by the sponsoring group. For more information about eligibility for this competition, contact Earl Avery.

Bentley University Business Bowl
The Bentley Business Bowl (BBB) is a one-day campus-wide, business case competition held annually and open to all registered students — graduate and undergraduate. Teams of five students of the same class code level compete against other teams of the same level. It is an opportunity for each team to showcase their skills in solving real world business problems and to interact and network with business professionals. A panel of judges drawn from the professional and corporate community evaluates each team’s presentation.

Registration for the event is done in late fall with the actual competition held in February each year. Cash prizes are given to the winning teams at each level. For more information about this competition, contact Assistant Dean George Thompson.

Upcoming Opportunities

The Executive Leadership Council’s (ELC) Business Case Competition Application
This competition is open to African American graduate business students and predominantly African American teams. Teams can consist of up to five business students, the majority of whom are African American (born in the United States or U.S. citizens) at accredited two-year business schools. Teams must be led by African American team captains. 

The Crisis Game
The Crisis Game is the first inter-school event, designed and organized by the Brandeis NABE Chapter, with the support of the National Association for Business Economics. It gives students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of economics, finance and financial regulation.  Within a 2-hour time frame, teams representing the Central Bank and the Government of a simulated country will come up with a solution to rescue the economy out of an economic crisis. The teams will present their solution to our esteemed panel of judges. 

For more information please contact
Radina Arnaudova
M.A. International Economics and Finance, May 2014
Brandeis International Business School
Email: | Mobile:   (203).524.5121

International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition
The International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition utilizes the Business Policy Game, an international simulation, designed to enable advanced business students to integrate and apply the theories of their business courses. The students become strategic managers of simulated companies competing against other business students acting as managers of their own companies. The simulated environment incorporates the economies of two countries, and requires consideration of global and domestic strategy.

The international competition starts with student teams organized into undergraduate and MBA “worlds,” with four to six teams in each “world” competing directly against each other. Trophies are awarded separately in each “world.” The Competition extends over five simulated years, one calendar quarter at a time.

India's Prestigious B School Competition
IFLA -under the aegis of the main event, INFOCOM -is an endeavor to identify and groom the young global leaders of future. It is India’s most prestigious open paper writing competition for management students across the globe.

Every INFOCOM has a theme and since IFLA is an integral part of the main event, papers are invited from first and final year students from select B Schools across the world on the theme of INFOCOM. Out of all the entries, six best entries are selected by a distinguished panel of jury. These award winning students are felicitated at a special IFLA ceremony at INFOCOM. The award comprises a trophy and a certificate given to each winner along with exciting cash prizes.

The past success of the competition has encouraged us to create a bigger and better IFLA.

The mai Bangkok Business Challenge
Setting a new precedent in the standard of global business plan competitions, the goal of the competition is to encourage new ventures by instilling an entrepreneurial spirit in young minds and educating the general public about specific business planning skills and presentation techniques.

For the ‘mai Bangkok Business Challenge®@ Sasin 2012’ competition, student teams from throughout the world competed for $42,000 in prizes and awards, with the grand winner also receiving H.M. the King of Thailand’s Award.

The ‘mai Bangkok Business Challenge Committee would be glad to provide further details about the competition.  If you require further information, please contact our office at Tel: + 66 (0) 2 218 4001 – 9, Ext. 181-182 or

Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. III Forum
Join us in New York City at the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) III Forum April 4 to 6, 2013. G.A.M.E. will provide an international group of college students and faculty with a unique opportunity to interact with industry leaders and learn best practices in investment management. On day one, keynote panels will discuss the global economy, global stock markets, corporate governance and provide a Federal Reserve perspective. Day two will include a variety of breakout discussion panels, workshops and keynote perspectives. The forum will conclude on day three with panels discussing career opportunities within the financial services industry.