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As the job market in the Europe Union remains challenging, with the unemployment rate hovering at 10.9% while EU-based companies are still not enthusiastic about hiring more employees. This means that whatever job opportunity is out there, it is competitive to get into a company, especially the one you prefer.

Fear not, there are more opportunities to excel in any career than ever, but it is necessary to start taking the first steps now. For your convenience, we have prepare a list of business students competitions that will help you stand out in the crowded market and get after the job you want.

Best international business student competitions

1. John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition 2016

Deadline: February 20, 2016 | Apply here
Eligibility:
Undergraduate students from all over the world
Dates:
 February 21 – 27, 2016
Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada

The John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC) is an annual, multi-round case competition, organized by a committee of students from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. The week-long event takes place in the heart of downtown Montreal, and challenges twenty-four international teams from renowned business schools.


2. Belgrade Business International Case Competition 2016

Deadline: April 3, 2016 | Apply here
Eligibility: Undergraduate students from all over the world
Dates: April 4-6, 2016
Location: Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade Business International Case Competition 2016 (BBICC 2016) is the global undergraduate business case competition that will be held for the fourth time in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia. As one of the top global business case competitions, BBICC is a unique opportunity for international business schools not only to take part in challenging case competition, but also to experience Serbia and our culture.


3. KPMG International Case Competition 2016

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

In KPMG International Case Competition 2016, you will compete with talented students from around the world, gaining valuable insight into what it’s like to work with clients. And once you progress to the top of your national case competition, and you’ll find yourself on an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2016 international final in Dubai, where you’ll be immersed in the magnificent culture of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


4. CaseIT Business Case Competition 2016

Deadline: February 9, 2016 | Apply here
Eligibility:
Undergraduate students from all over the globe are welcome to apply 
Dates:
 February 10-13, 2016
Costs: $350 CAD per team;  extra $250 CAD per team coach, faculty advisor, and/or observer.
Location: Vancouver, Canada

CaseIT is an annual international undergraduate business case competition with a strong Management Information Systems (MIS) focus designed to find the best and brightest in strategic IT case analysis. It is a forum where students from various backgrounds of IT and business can showcase their skills in areas such as teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking to a panel of industry professionals.


5. International Case Competition @ Maastricht 2016

Deadline: To be announced | Sign up to get notified
Eligibility: Open to students currently studying business at the undergraduate level
Dates: April 17-23, 2016
Costs: ICC@M covers the cost of accommodation in the hotel in Maastricht and transportation from the hotel to the university building
Venue: Maastricht, the Netherlands

International Case Competition @ Maastricht is arranged by The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) in the Netherlands. The teams from leading business schools are invited to solve real-life business challenges by providing innovative and creative solutions within tight time constraints.


6. IESE – Roland Berger International MBA Case Competition

Deadline: September 30, 2015 | Apply here
Eligibility: First-year MBA students are eligible to apply
Dates:
February 25-27, 2016
Costs: Teams will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to Barcelona. Roland Berger will then cover all expenses related to each team’s stay while in Barcelona, i.e. accommodation, meals, and local transportation.
Location: IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain

The International MBA Case Competition began at IESE Business School in 1995 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.


7. McGill Management International Case Competition 2016

Deadline: To be announced | Sign up to get notified
Eligibility: A 4-member team and a school adviser from any university
Dates: March 6-12, 2016
Costs: MMICC covers the cost of all the activities taking place during the social and competitive parts of the event. The participating schools need to cover only their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Venue: 1001 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

McGill Management International Case Competition 2016 is organized by McGill University which enjoys the title of the “most prestigious events and the largest student-run event” at the Desautels Faculty of Management. This is a world-class undergraduate Case Competition with focal points of Globalization, Innovation and Multi-Disciplinary thinking.


8. NASBITE International Student Case Competition

Deadline: October 1, 2015 | Apply here
Eligibility: Undergraduate students from all over the world
Dates: April 6-8, 2016
Costs: Finalists will be awarded a full conference registration and a $1200 team travel stipend
Location: Newport, RI, United States

The 2015-2016 NASBITE International Student Case Competition is open to all colleges and universities that have an academic business program at the undergraduate level. The NASBITE International Case Competition is a yearlong event that brings together top marketing students to work on an international marketing challenge submitted by a sponsoring organization.


9. Network of International Business Schools Worldwide Case Competition

Deadline: November 1, 2015 | Apply here
Eligibility: Undergraduate students from any institution that is part of the NIBS
Dates: The final is held between February 28 till March 5, 2016
Location:  San Antonio, Texas (location varies; hosted in 2016 by St. Mary’s University, Texas)

The Network of International Business Schools Worldwide Case Competition focuses on issues related to international business. NIBS attracts entries from top globally-oriented business schools from across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Each school is permitted to enter a single four-person team in the qualifying round, involving an eight-hour case analysis and strategy write-up. The top sixteen entrants are then invited to participate in the championship week, held at the host institution in late February or early March.


10. Sauder Summit Global Case Competition

Deadline: To be announced | Sign up to get notified
Eligibility: Students from business schools
Dates: March 5-11, 2016
Venue: Vancouver, Canada

The Sauder Summit, organized by Sauder School of Business, is an international case competition held every year in March. The competition is held among 12 teams representing top business schools of the world. This six-day case competition is held through a series of real-life case studies which will challenge students from to business schools of the world to experience real business challenges to reach the summit of excellence.


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Have a look at these 9 international youth conferences that you might enjoy.

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