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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.

ACG Cup Program

The ACG Cup is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. Each case study provides students with a unique opportunity to present valuation, capital markets and M&A strategic advice to a panel of seasoned M&A professionals from within the ACG community. The competition is carried out through a series of intra-school and regional competitions, with regional winners awarded the prestigious ACG Cup title and cash awards.

Annual Kogod Case Competition

The Kogod Case Competition is one of the premier annual events hosted by the Kogod School of Business. It is an excellent opportunity for students to sharpen their communication skills, presentation style, and problem-solving techniques.

Babson Marketing Case Competition

The Babson Marketing Case Competition gives MBA students from across the globe the opportunity to apply entrepreneurial thinking to solve a current marketing challenge … and compete for $6,500 in cash prizes.

Bentley University Business Bowl

The Bentley Business Bowl 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.

BNY Mellon Katz Invitational Case Competition

The University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz School of Business, in partnership with the Bank of New York Mellon and through the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, hosted an invitational case competition that focused on the energy industry and the technological progress, regulations, issues, and challenges companies face in the extremely competitive industry.

Business & Society International MBA Case Competition

The Aspen Institute's Business & Society International MBA Case Competition was founded in 2009, inspired by the Walter V. Shipley Business Leadership Competition that the Aspen Institute administered from 2002-2008, as well as by a strong desire to craft a best-in-class incentive program that encouraged future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social, environmental and ethical impact.

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.

Daniels Ethics Race & Case Competition

Each year, the Daniels College of Business Graduate Business Student Association plays host to business students from around the country in a business ethics case competition and Alpine ski challenge rolled into one. As one of the country’s premier business ethics case competitions, the Race & Case Competition allows students to apply critical thinking and ethical decision making to unique, real-world situations. Not to mention, a chance to conquer fresh, Rocky Mountain powder.

Deloitte National Case Competition

Deloitte hosts the annual National Case Competition with students from top MBA programs in early January at Deloitte University, Deloitte's leadership center in Texas. Each year, highly competitive teams from across the country are invited to compete in a bracket-style tournament. Teams are pitted against each other to test their critical thinking, business knowledge, and strategic problem-solving potential through case simulation.

Diamond Dollars Case Competition

In the Diamond Dollars Case Competition, undergraduate, graduate and professional school students from colleges and universities across the country compete against each other by preparing an analysis and presentation of a baseball operations decision — the type of decision a team’s GM and his staff is faced with over the course of a season.

Education Leadership Case Competition

Each year, the Education Leadership Club at the Haas School of Business hosts a case competition focused on the challenges on public education. The Education Leadership Case Competition (ELCC) is the oldest MBA case competition in the US focused on education. The 2013 ELCC partnered with High Tech High in San Diego; their challenge, how to market their innovative Graduate School of Education in order to spread the valuable lessons learned in HTH’s last decade of operation.

Fisher Invitational Case Competition

Each spring, MBA students converge on the Fisher College of Business campus for the Fisher Invitational Case Competition. Teams from each school analyze a complex business case, identify the company’s challenge and present their recommendations to a panel of judges made up of leaders from the company being analyzed as well as other industry executives.

Grand Business Challenge in Digital Health

The Grand Business Challenge in Digital Health invited participants to weave together different strands of ideas with a call to action in the health sector to create significant value for the world. Participants learned from industry leaders from Merck and the healthcare industry while learning about exciting developments from all over the world.

Hult Global Case Challenge

The Hult Prize Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to launching the world's next wave of social entrepreneurs. It encourages the world's brightest business minds to compete in teams to solve the planet's biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises. Annual winners of the Hult Global Case Challenge can make their ideas reality with the help of $1 million in seed funding.

IGC Case Competition

The International Graduate Competition will enter its 4th year, and to make this edition another resonating success, we are gladly extending an invitation to your university. You will find attached to this email your formal invitation to the competition, which will be held in Montreal during the week of April 25 to May 1, 2015.

The International Graduate Competition is a thought-provoking experience, which offers great challenges and rewards to the participating students and exclusive visibility to respective schools. More specifically, IGC is a unique opportunity for all participants to meet people from a wide variety of industries and to acquire concrete experience of a business case resolution.

This case competition is tailored for students pursuing graduate degrees whether it be an MSc, MA, MBA, etc. The 4 disciplines for IGC 2015 are Public Relations/Communications, Organizational Behaviour, Entrepreneurship, and Economics/Political Science! These disciplines cover various areas that can also be of interest to your students who may be pursuing that academic field. We invite you to watch the following video to give you a better idea of what to expect: 

Furthermore, currently 8 universities have confirmed their presence to participate in this unique opportunity, some from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, USA and Switzerland. There are 4 places left and it will be a pleasure to welcome you in our competition!

The registration deadline for taking part in this unique global competition is March 23, 2015. However, if you believe you need more time to make a decision, do not hesitate to let us know.

Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition

The 2015 Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition will take place February 5 to 7, 2015. Participants will have to analyze a complex business strategy case and present to a panel of judges. This is an excellent opportunity for MBA students to hone their communications skills. It is also a networking opportunity to interact with fellow MBAs from other programs, as well as corporate sponsors and judges.

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.

Innovation Olympics - Student Team Registration

Best Companies, Hardest Challenges

Senior leaders from world-class organizations drive high performance results by:

2. Diverse and Well-Prepared Teams

Each company receives 3-5 well prepared teams of 4-6 participants including:

3. Battle-tested Lean Innovation Process

In 6-8 weeks, the teams leverage a battle-tested process, software enabled tools, and robust exercises to drive the generation of:

4. Experienced Business Innovation Coaches

Experienced mentors/coaches* provide expert guidance and program management by:

5. Collaborating & Competing To Win

Collaboration and competition moves teams from common understanding to unique solutions for their assigned companies:

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.

IESE Case Competition

The International MBA Case Competition began at IESE Business School in 1996 and has become an anticipated annual event. The Competition, sponsored by IESE and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, brings together bright minds from the world’s leading business schools. Participants chosen to represent their schools will have a unique opportunity to work towards a business solution on a relevant and current case, an exercise which simulates the reality of a career in consulting.

JOHN MOLSON MBA International Case Competition

The John Molson MBA International Case Competition is a not-for-profit event organized by a team of four MBA students from the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. The competition is open to top business schools worldwide, and is recognized as the largest 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.

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'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 MBA Human Capital Case Competition

The MBA Human Capital Case Competition will pit teams from top graduate schools across the country against each other to address a real-world human capital issue and present solutions relevant in today’s fast-paced global economy. Teams will present their solutions to a team of esteemed corporate judges from GE and Deloitte Consulting.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs

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.

Odyssey Global MBA Competition

Odyssey is a premier global business school student organization and leadership development program where you learn from top industry executives, professors, and fellow students. The annual Global MBA Competition brings together the best students from the world's top 20 business schools to learn, network, and compete.

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.

Reaching Out MBA Conference Competitions

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. Many participants of years past have successfully pursued strategy consulting positions afterwards, aided by the feedback they received and connections they made during the Case Competition.

Sam M. Walton College of Business International Graduate Logistics Case Competition

This invitation-only competition brings graduate students together from top universities studying logistics and supply chain management. Teams of five to six members compete for prestige, cash prizes, and tremendous opportunities to network with fellow students and industry professionals.

Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition

The case setting for the Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition is an SKF business area that includes units that make and sell bearings, seals, and actuators for both traditional and renewable energy industries. Current and anticipated regulations plus political and social trends in the U.S. and elsewhere have both positive and negative implications for SKF’s strategic priorities and investment decisions. Registration is open to teams from any AASCB accredited MBA program in the US and Canada. Teams may consist of three or four members and a maximum of two teams per MBA program. At least three team members must be MBA students.

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. Get the Executive Leadership Council’s (ELC) Business Case Competition Application.

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 two-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

The mai Bangkok Business Challenge

The mai Bangkok Business Challenge is 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

The Solvay Business Game

Since 2007, the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management proudly organises its annual real-life business competition, with 400 participants selected from over 1,600 applicants from all around the world, making it the largest business game in Europe.

YGCC Case Competition

Participating teams from Yale and other top schools will have the opportunity to develop and present solutions to an exciting real-world business problem, as they compete for prize money and recognition in the YGCC Case Competition. All non-MBA graduate students and postdocs are welcome to apply.