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If you a business student, you may want to enrich your resume while still studying. Taking part in a business case competition is a great opportunity to learn valuable skills and solve real-life problems you will face in your future job.

Apply your knowledge in a realistic job preview and crack one of the business case competitions listed below. Good luck!

Best business case competitions for students to apply for in 2019


International Student Case Competition

Deadline: September 16, 2019 | Apply here
Dates: October 24-27, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Canada

The ILA International Student Case Competition provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to compete and showcase their knowledge about leadership through the analysis of a contemporary socio-political-economic problem on the global or national level.


International MBA Case Competition 2020

Deadline: September 30, 2019 | Apply here
Dates: February 13-16, 2020
Eligibility: The team representing your school at the Case Competition should consist of four first-year MBA students of at least three different nationalities. Moreover, every team member must speak a minimum of one other language besides English.
Location: IESE Business School, Barcelona

As business becomes more global and distances shorter, IESE has taken the initiative to unite future business leaders from Europe, North America and Asia in an event that fosters learning, sharing of ideas, and a healthy dose of competition.

Participants chosen to represent their schools will have a unique opportunity to work towards a business solution on a relevant and current case, an exercise which simulates the reality of a career in Consulting.


KPMG Innovation & Collaboration Challenge 2020

Application opens in September
Eligibility: Teams of currently enrolled in a full-time university degree program with at least 1 year remaining from a participating country (TBA)

KICC is a series of challenges for you and your team to complete. Test the skills and ideas you have and put your creative, strategic, business and global hats on.

In Round 1 you’ll be asked: What innovations would help to empower people in disadvantaged communities in your country to take control of their own health and well-being?

You should think about a business concept/case/model that you would propose to this client which might include, but is not limited to a new process, technology or service. Key is that it would innovate. disrupt. transform their normal business/operating model.


Creative Shock

Registration opens in September
Eligibility: Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA students

Creative Shock is a global social business case competition for students which first took place in 2011. Participants every year are gathered to solve real life business, marketing and PR problems for social enterprises and organizations.


HKUST International Case Competition

Dates: October 19-25, 2019
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate students of a participating university, majoring in any business-related programs; for students on the European University System: A student currently studying in or before the 3rd year of specialized business education; for students on the North American system: A student currently studying in or before the 4th year of undergraduate study

This year HKUST Business School hosts one of the top-ranked international undergraduate business case competitions. It provides an exceptional opportunity for students to learn and grow with their peers by solving real business cases.

Each business case provides the background of an organization and outlines a set of pressing business issues that senior management needs to address.

Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check out the best case competitions to apply for in 2019 and  the competitions for business students you don’t wanna miss in 2019!


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