Solving real-world business challenges with analytics.

This competition is a chance for the brightest graduate-level analytics students in the country to come together and solve a real-world business problem. During the competition, teams will perform a deep-dive analysis and consider multiple data points before making their recommendations to a panel of industry experts.

The event will be held virtually on Friday, April 8, 2022. See Rules and Information for competition details.

Showcase your skills!

Practice being an analytics professional by using your programming, data wrangling, analysis, visualization and presentation skills all in one competition.  Provide our panel of analytics experts recommendations and actions based on your data analysis. We hope you join us for this year's fabulous case competition.  

Register to attend



1st place - $5000
2nd place - $3500
3rd place - $1500 



Teams of 3-4
Enrolled in master's program
No more than 16 teams allowed
Only 1 team per school 


Case Sponsor


Timeline Overview

Pre-registration January 12 - February 25
Team Invitations Sent Starting February 28
Launch case March 24
Final round submissions due April 7
Case Competition Day April 8



Registration for the Iowa Graduate Business Analytics Case Competition will opened on January 12, 2022. Pre-register before February 25th if you would like to be considered in our priority invite! If you have any questions, please contact Kris Arens or Barb Thomas.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: For the 2022 Case Competition, all interested teams will pre-register. Teams are expected to register their entire team (3-4 masters students) during the pre-registration timeframe. There will be no "placeholder" team registrations. Teams will be notified in starting February 28th if they have been invited to compete in the Case Competition.  Teams will have one week to accept the invite and provide payment. 

Registration fee: $40 per team.

Registration Closed 

Contact us

Have questions about the competition? Need to reach the organizer? Reach out today.

Kristine A. Arens
Professional Director, M.S.
Business Analytics, and Lecturer