The article was updated on June 7.

If you are a student, you may want to enrich your resume while still studying.

Taking part in a case competition is a great opportunity to learn valuable skills and solve real-life problems you will face in your future job.

Student case competitions are extracurricular events where participants are challenged to come up with a solution to a business or any other field-related problem within a limited time frame.

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

👨🏽‍🎓 The best student case competitions in 2021


Community Bank Case Study Competition

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The Community Bank Case Study Competition, facilitated by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), is a nationwide academic competition for undergraduate students.

Through this competition, undergraduate student teams will partner with local community banks to conduct original case studies on relevant topics.

Student Case Study Competition

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Page, in alliance with the Institute for Public Relations, conducts an annual competition for the writing of original case studies by students enrolled in a school of business, communication or journalism and who are pursuing a degree that is focused on corporate communications and the practice of public relations.

The objectives of the competition are to introduce the practical applications of the core principles that define public relations as a critical function of management to scholars, teachers, and students.

P&G CEO Challenge

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P&G CEO Challenge: A competition which will test your aptitude for business strategy and real-life problem-solving. If you’ve been eager to demonstrate your ingenuity and intelligence beyond your campus, this is the chance to make an impression on a global scale.

Prepare to compete with teams from around the world to see who is most fit to be the next CEO of P&G. Top students will ascend to the Global Final and win the opportunity to meet P&G CEO David Taylor. First, prepare to showcase your ability to think critically about leading a brand. Best of luck!

PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

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The Risk Management Challenge is a case competition that empowers undergraduate and graduate students by taking them beyond the classroom and giving them exposure to real-world business situations.

The Challenge offers students the opportunity to apply the concepts they have learned and showcase their knowledge, critical thinking skills, leadership, and presentation abilities while competing to win a US$10,000 prize.

IMA Student Case Competition

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Are you ready for the challenge? This globally popular IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Middle East and India Student Case Competition invites university students to think strategically and stretch their analytical skills to solve a business case on “Should Star Textiles Cut Out The Intermediaries?”

Put your business acumen to the test and present your team’s analysis in front of leading business heads. This year’s case gives you and your team the chance to get selected for the Grand Finals, where you will compete with peers from around the world.

CBS Case Competition

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GLOBAL is an international case competition and CBS Case Competition’s response to an increasingly digitized world. GLOBAL 2021 is open for all university students globally and it is a chance for anyone, no matter location, to compete with some of the top case teams out there.

The top 3 teams will compete in the online grand final which is streamed to all relevant platforms. GLOBAL is your chance to practice case-solving and be challenged by a panel of industry-leading professionals, which is an experience rarely gained while studying.

Harvard Global Case Competition

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Claimed as one of the leading undergraduate case competitions by the Corporate Finance Institute (CFI), the Global Case Competition at Harvard (GCCH) is one of the world’s most prestigious case competitions organized by students.

This case competition intends to deliver a world-class learning experience through a hands-on business case while providing networking opportunities to connect aspiring analysts with leading firms.

AAU Case Competition

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AAU Case Competition is a unique opportunity for students to test their academic competencies and business knowhow, by solving a real-life business challenge from the business community. Students compete in teams to provide the best solution for the business challenge.

As it is tradition for a case competition, students compete to win cool prizes. The final teams will compete to win prizes worth a total of 21.000DKK!

Aarhus Case Competition

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Aarhus Case Competition is a week-long case competition for business students.

It is one of the biggest and most challenging case competitions in the Nordics where nine teams, consisting of top students, will solve two introductory cases and one extensive 30-hour main case. The winning team will receive amazing prizes and become Case Solving Champions.

The CFO Case Study Competition

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The CFO (Chief Financial Officer) is an annual, open-entry, and global multi-stage business strategy and leadership-focused case study competition, organised by The CharterQuest Institute South Africa.

Split into two editions; Global-Senior for university students and Continental-Junior for high school students, it challenges university students around the world and high school students across Africa to prove they can compete at the highest level: by solving a set of complex and integrated finance, operational, strategic and ethical problems that beset a real-world global business in the emerging markets.

The Schlesinger Global Family Enterprise Case Competition

Deadline: September 15, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: Team may have a maximum of 4 student competitors.

The annual Schlesinger Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (SG-FECC) prepares participants to understand the critical issues that are unique to the family enterprise by applying the knowledge and expertise they have developed in the classroom towards solving complex family business cases.

During four tough rounds of competition, teams present their case to a distinguished panel of judges who will determine which group best understood, analyzed and presented the case.

FinMo Case Competition

Deadline: October 3, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: The competition is open to any individual wishing to pursue a valuable learning opportunity in a case-based setting.

The 2021 Financial Modeling Competition is an M&A case study where participants analyzed the impact of a potential go-public transaction on a rapidly growing marketing technology company.

The Competition has a cash prize pool of USD $10,000 for the top 3 contestants; $7,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third place.

 ASCM Case Competition

Deadline: October 6, 2021 | Registration opens on August
College or university students, at the undergraduate or graduate student level, aged 18 or over. All team members must be current ASCM Student Members.

Participating teams will present solutions to an exciting end-to-end supply chain management problem, as they compete for prize money and recognition.

The case may involve distribution, logistics, sales and operations planning, inventory, and other operations management challenges.

Creative Shock

Deadline: October 6, 2021 | Registration opens on September
All participants must be Bachelor’s, Master’s or MBA students from any discipline who will still be studying in University by the end of the competition

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

The best ten teams reach the Finals where they compete for valuable prizes. The winning team gets a 2000 EUR grand prize.

ILA International Student Case Competition​

Registration TBA
Undergraduate and graduate students

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.

The team in each division that takes top honors receives complimentary 1-year memberships in the ILA and a $1,000 cash prize to divide among team members.

Katz Invitational Case Competition

Registration TBA
Each university will be represented by one team of 4 (four) graduate students pursuing a Master-level degree

The case for the Katz Invitational Case Competition will be multi-dimensional, designed to test the teams’ ability to collaborate on different business disciplines.

The case will give students the opportunity to evaluate a tough business situation from multiple perspectives in a very short period of time and to present their recommendations to senior executives. The ultimate goal is to allow students to apply their business education to deliver unique and creative recommendations.

John Molson MBA International Case Competition

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Eligibility: The competition is open to graduate schools offering an MBA or equivalent program deemed acceptable by the Board of Directors.

This is your chance to take your MBA education beyond the classroom, challenge yourself and try something new!

Participating as a competitor gives team members the chance to refine their natural talent and the skills they have acquired during their studies to suit the global business world. The intensity of the competition brings out the best in each participant and proves that they can excel in the transition from the classroom to the real world.

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