Following the popular demand, we expanded the list of opportunities and created another batch of student competitions.

Since our last publication, the global economic outlook did not change much. The labour markets worldwide are expected to remain tough this and next year as fewer jobs are forecast to occur amid economies are slowing. Economic slowdown is temporary, but investing in yourself a.k.a. self-development remains with you forever.

So here is another portion of the best international business student competitions that will help you stand out from the pack in the world of business.

1. Get an all-inclusive grant to visit Stockholm School of Economics

Deadline: October 26, 2015 | Apply here
Eligibility: A Bachelor’s degree, preferably within the area of Business Administration and/or Economics. Studies may be ongoing or completed.
Scholarships: All-inclusive grant (includes travel expenses, lodging, meals etc.) up to SEK 15,000
Dates: Between November 1, 2015 to April 1, 2016
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is a leading business school in Northern Europe. For more than a century, SSE has educated talented women and men for leading positions within the business community and the public sector.  SSE offers bachelors and master’s degree programs along with highly regarded PhD, Executive Format MBA and executive education programs.

2. Muzinda Hub Business Plan Competition 2015

Deadline: October 30, 2015 | Apply here
Eligibility: The competition is open to every tech entrepreneur that has a business concept or early stage prototype for a profitable and scalable (across Africa) business.

Muzinda Hub is launching its inaugural Business Plan Competition targeted at African tech entrepreneurs with a business idea that rests on a web or app-based solution.

3. The Global Student Challenge 2016

Deadline: October 30, 2015 | Apply here
Eligibility: Postgraduate level, MBA Students, Master students, Undergraduate level, Graduate level.
Prize: €20,000
Location: Windesheim University ,The Netherlands

The Cool Connection is a highly advanced business simulation that is used internationally by the world’s leading companies as a training tool. The Challenge engages participants in making strategic and tactical decisions to realize a turn-around at a manufacturing company of personal care products called The Cool Connection.

4. KPMG International Case Competition 2016

Deadline:  October 31, 2015 | Pre-register here
Undergraduate students from all over the globe
 Fully funded
Dates:  April 11-14, 2016
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Participate in the KPMG International Case Competition 2016 and take the next step towards a successful future.

5. Vlerick M&A Challenge 2015

Deadline: November 1, 2015 | Apply here
Eligibility: MBA Students, Master students, Graduate level & Postgraduate level students.
Prize: 10% scholarship
Date: November 14, 2015
Location: Brussels

M&A is one of the most complex decisions a company can make. In this challenge, you will take on a real-life case study. And like any M&A deal, you will be working within time constraints. So if you get through, you’ll have to show us your excellent project and time management skills. Cracking the case will also require a good combination of sound academic knowledge and common sense.

6. The Business for a Better World Case Competition 2016

Deadline: November 5, 2015 | Apply here
Registration fee: $200 per team
Date: January 22, 2016
Final Round location: Davos, Switzerland

The Business for a Better World Case Competition 2016, an international contest now into its third year, is a partnership between Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. With a prize pool in 2015/2016 of $10,000, the final round of this MBA competition will see three top teams present their case analysis in front of a live panel of high-profile judges in Davos, Switzerland, coinciding with the World Economic Forum in January.

7. Eco-generation Environmental Leadership Competition 2016

Deadline: November 15, 2015 | Apply here
Eligibility: International young people between 13-15 of age.
Prize: Participation in the 2016 Global Youth Eco-Leadership Summit
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Samsung Engineering is one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management (EPC & PM) companies. With experience in over 40 countries, the company provides total project management from planning and financing to construction and commissioning and has built some of the world’s largest and most complex hydrocarbon plants.

8. Ericsson Innovation Awards 2016

Deadline: November 30, 2015 | Apply here
Eligibility: The Ericsson Innovation Awards 2016 is an open competition for students all around the world.
Grand prize: EUR 25,000
Award ceremony/final event location: Stockholm, Sweden

The Ericsson Innovation Awards are a global competition that gives students the opportunity to develop innovative ICT ideas in collaboration with Ericsson experts. The theme for EIA 2016 is the future of city life. The competition is therefore focused on ideas that use ICT to improve the quality of urban life and to ensure that tomorrow’s cities are creative, connected and sustainable places to live and work.

9. KeyBank Foundation Minority MBA Case Competition 2016

Deadline: December 18, 2015 | Apply here
Universities and colleges across the country are invited to compete. It is desired that a majority of the team members presenting be of an ethnic minority background
Registration fee:
$1,000 to $7,000
March 4-6, 2016
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

KeyBank Foundation and Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University will be hosting its 12th annual Minority MBA Student Case Competition March 4-6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

10. Valeo Innovation Challenge 2016

Deadline: January 15, 2016 | Apply here
Eligibility: Global Undergraduate and Graduate level students
Prize: €100,000
Location: Paris, France

The Valeo Innovation Challenge 2016 is an international contest that invites students from around the world to innovate to make the car of 2030 and the way it’s used more intelligent, greener, more intuitive and more fun.

11. Microsoft Imagine Cup Global Students Competition 2016

Deadline: March 16, 2016 | Apply here
at least 16 years of age
: $50,000 and a trip to World Finals
Imagine Cup World Finals location: Seattle, USA

Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and create applications, games and integrated solutions that can change the way we live, work and play and the winning team will take home $50,000 (US). Create a desktop or tablet project using Windows, or a mobile project using Windows Phone, or a browser project using Windows Azure and you could win big at the Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle 2016.

12. Global Business Case Competition 2016

Deadline: Ongoing | Apply here
Eligibility: Undergraduate students from the United States and 11 other countries
Dates: April 4-9, 2016
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, USA

The Global Business Case Competition 2016 (GBCC)  is a leading international annual case competition hosted by the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business that brings together undergraduate students from the United States and 11 other countries to compete in a fast-paced and challenging business case study to Seattle.  Starting in 1999 as the Global Business Challenge, this competition is one of the oldest of its kind.

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