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Become a better problem solver, critical thinker, and public speaker. And have a fatter wallet, too. Enhance your MBA experience with a case competition. Contact Michael Geneser.

Iowa MBA Business Analytics Case Competition

This competition is a chance for some of the brightest graduate analytics students in the country to come together and solve a real-world business problem. Teams will be asked to perform a deep-dive analysis and consider multiple data points before making their recommendations to a panel of industry experts. The second annual competition will be hosted on campus at the University of Iowa on April 11-12, 2019.

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Eco Innovation—UC Berkeley

Patagonia invited students from interdisciplinary backgrounds to help address a current issue that the outdoor industry faces, which deals with the tension between building the best product while causing the least amount of environmental harm.

The competition’s final round will be held at the Haas School of Business in Berkeley, California, when eight finalist teams will compete for prize money and a trip to Patagonia headquarters to surf and meet with executives. Patagonia aims to implement the winning proposal as part of its business strategy. The top three winning solutions to the case will be developed into a case written by the California Management Review and taught in classrooms to enhance sustainability curriculum. 

Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition

This biotech and health care competition, sponsored in the past by companies like AbbVie and Amgen, brings together students from top MBA programs across the nation. Students will analyze a case, conduct research and create a comprehensive marketing plan to present to a panel of judges ranging from senior executives to younger marketing managers. Open to first- and second-year students.

Marketing analytics—Wake Forest

The Wake Forest University School of Business Marketing Summit celebrates its 26th anniversary this year. To commemorate this achievement, the Marketing Summit will continue to partner with Inmar, an operator of intelligent commerce networks, to host the final rounds of our longest-running student-led competition during the annual Inmar Analytics Forum. The event is a three-day symposium featuring executives and thought leaders from multiple industries offering their insights on the impact of big data on all functional areas of a business.

CFA Institute competition

Each spring, thousands of university students participate in the Research Challenge. These students interact with investment professionals and top firms while getting real-world experience in equity analysis, research report writing, and presentation skills. Open to second-year students only.

ACG global competition

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 valuations, 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. Open to first- and second-year students.

Cerebration—NUS Business School

Students from all around the world are competing in the 12th edition of the world’s largest and most diverse MBA business case competition, organized annually by the NUS Business School. Cerebration highlights what has been the guiding beacon for the nation this far: innovation. Singapore continues to lead the pathway to innovation in Asia with initiatives such as Smart Nation vision, and NUS Business School has always been at the forefront of this path.

This is a great opportunity for your students to test themselves against global MBAs, expand their international network, and build your school's reputation in front of our industry partners and global outreach numbering in the thousands of business professionals.

Fisher Invitational MBA Case Competition

The premier competition in the Big Ten, teams from each Big Ten university vie for bragging rights and first place as they analyze a complex business case and present their recommendations to a panel of industry and academic experts. Past sponsors have included Cardinal Health and Ethan Allen. Open to first-year students.

Aspen Institute’s Business & Society International MBA Case Competition

Each spring more than 1,000 students at 25 business schools will 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 impact. 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 next-generation business leaders. The Aspen Institute's MBA case competition offers a meaningful opportunity for reflection on the significant and positive influence that a well-managed business can have in society.

PepsiCo MBA Invitational business case competition

Join other select full-time MBA students for the first annual PepsiCo MBA Invitational Marketing and Finance Business Case Competition, held at Texas Christian University in the exciting Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Team up with other bright MBAs to compete for $15,000 in prize money. Judges include senior executives from PepsiCo, Boston Consulting Group, and KPMG Advisory. Open to first-year students.

Alumni Story
Vinod Ramachandram

Accomplish something you didn't think was possible

For Vinod Ramachandran (MBA11), winning the best presenter award at the Big Ten Case Competition was one of his most memorable moments.

“To be able to participate in one of the most prestigious case competitions was probably not something I thought I would have done."

His team had prepped 10-15 hours a week for three months. At the competition, Vinod nailed his presentation, and the team won third place.

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