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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


Munich Re Cup

Deadline: November 16, 2020 | Apply here
Eligibility: Students from Canada and the United States enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in Actuarial Science, Math, Statistics, Risk Management, or equivalent program. First-year, undergraduate students will not be eligible to participate.

The Munich RE Cup is your opportunity to apply your analytical, presentation, and problem-solving skills to a real-world business problem.

As a participating student, you’ll be given networking opportunities that will provide you and your team with exposure to Munich RE leadership and industry professionals.

The first place team will be awarded $13,000 and the second place team will be awarded $7,000, both to be equally split amongst team members.


Big Data & AI Case Competition

Deadline: November 22, 2020 | Apply here
Eligibility: Open to Graduate students from any academic discipline, in any year of her or his graduate academic career at the University of Toronto

The event is designed as a developmental opportunity for students. If selected to compete, they will gain additional hands-on exposure to big data and artificial intelligence as well as an opportunity to practice their formal presentation skills in a safe, fun and collegial, yet competitive, environment.


Global Health Case Competition

Deadline: November 30, 2020 | Apply here
Eligibility: Graduate students (masters and doctoral level), professional students, and upper-level undergraduate students from across the University of Minnesota who are interested in global health are encouraged to participate. Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows/residents are eligible to participate in teams this year as well.

The Global Health Case Competition is a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple schools and disciplines to come together to develop innovative solutions for 21st century global health issues.


🚨 FUTURY Mission V: “MOBILITY – Be Urban”

Deadline: November 30, 2020 23:59 (CET) | Apply NOW
Dates: February 15 – May 6, 2021
Eligibility: Students and graduates from all backgrounds – in teams or individually – are encouraged to apply: Engineers, Marketing Wizards, Techies, Business Developers, Designers… every skill is needed in this project
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

FUTURY, together with one of the automotive industry pioneers – SEAT – invites you to develop a solution for a more sustainable future of urban mobility.

SEAT has already developed various new products and services for micro-mobility and wants to take the e-revolution to the next level by focusing on urban mobility.


KeyBank Case Competition

Deadline: December 18, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: US teams of students that represent ethnic diversity.

KeyBank and Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University will host its 17th Annual Minority MBA Student Case Competition on February 26-28, 2021 virtually.

1st through 5th place winners will receive plaques and team awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Each team member will receive an individual participation certificate, a team plaque and a participation allowance of $300.


Community Bank Case Study Competition

Deadline: January 11, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: Undergraduate students from the US

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

Deadline: January 15, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: Any currently enrolled student, graduate or undergraduate, in a school of business, communications or journalism who is pursuing a degree (full-time or part-time) is eligible to participate

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

Deadline: January 17, 2021* | Apply here
*Deadline varies by region 
Eligibility:
Any active student studying towards a Bachelor or Master’s degree or recent graduates from the prior academic year can form a team to participate

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

Deadline: January 22, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility:
Students from across any of the following areas of study are encouraged to participate: finance, economics, mathematics, business or commerce, accounting, and marketing.

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

Deadline: January 31, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility:
Students across the Middle East, Africa, and India are eligible to enter the IMA Student Case Competition 2021

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

Deadline: February 16, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility:
Open for all university students globally

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

Deadline: February 28, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility:
Undergraduates and graduates can participate

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

Deadline: March 1, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility:
All the participants must be enrolled in one of the universities in Denmark.

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

Deadline: March 10, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility:
 Business students

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.


CFO Case Study Competition

Deadline: March 31, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility:
Anyone from anywhere in the world with a career interest in finance and/or business leadership and not older than 25 can enter

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.

It challenges university students around the world 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.


Creative Shock

Deadline: TBA
Eligibility:
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 2000 EUR grand prize.

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