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.

Solve real-world business challenges with analytics

The Business Analytics Case 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.

2024 Competition

This year's competition will take place in person on the Iowa City campus on April 4 - 5, 2024.

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Rules, Information, and Eligibility

Learn more about the registration process, team eligibility, competition rules, travel information and more.

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Pre-registration will open on Monday, January 8 and close on Friday, February 9, 2024.

If selected, registration fees are $200 per team.

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2024 Sponsor



$ 5,000

First place

$ 3,500

Second place

$ 1,500

Third place


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

2024 High-level Timeline Overview

Pre-registration January 8 - February 9
Team invitations sent February 12 - 16
Final Team Rosters Due March 4

Case competition launch

March 21
Final round submissions due April 4 @ 8 am central 
Case competition day April 5


“I keep coming back because I absolutely love what this competition represents. It’s one of the few ones, because I’ve looked around. This is one of the unique ones. I love the energy, I love the structure and I love what I learn from it.”
Gaurav Anand, Director of Finance, Google
“How could we say no?  Really looking forward to it. Students can be very creative and we can learn something from the new techniques that they are coming up with.”
Surajeet Ghosh, Global Director of Analytics, The Heineken Company


Inside Higher Ed

U.S. business schools’ talent pipeline problem

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Jennifer Nahrgang in Inside Higher Ed about the challenges American universities will face as fewer domestic students pursue doctoral degrees in business fields.
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How to set business goals, step by step

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Stephen Courtright in TechTarget about the advantages of setting business goals.

Contact us

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

Kristine Arens

Kristine A. Arens

Professional Director, M.S. Business Analytics, and Lecturer