Deadline: April 22, 2019 23:59 CEST| Apply here
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Eligibility: The challenge is open to Master, MBA and PhD students (full or part-time) from any university. Participants should have an interest in management, finance, strategy and risk management or similar subjects. Multiple teams representing the same university can join the challenge.

Zurich Enterprise Challenge 2019

The Zurich Enterprise Challenge gives you an opportunity of a lifetime to work with one of the world’s top insurance companies and interact with its corporate customers to solve real-life strategy and business challenges.

Enter the challenge and compete for a chance to tackle real corporate cases with world-renowned multinational Zurich customers!

Enter for the opportunity to present at the Zurich Global Risk Management Summit in Germany

  • Phase 1 Topic – Crack the Case: Pharma’s Future – A market entry strategy for emerging markets

There are three questions that need to be successfully answered. You can submit a 6-minute video presentation to make your case.

Pharma Worldwide Inc. is one of the global market leaders in developing medical devices, pharmaceutical products and therapies for cancer treatment.

While its headquarters is located in Switzerland it operates across all major OECD economies with significant market shares in North America and Europe, as well as fastly growing revenues in Asia.

Until now, Pharma Worldwide Inc. has manufactured its medical devices and pharmaceutical products in-house, in part to avoid the risks associated with outsourcing solutions.

However, outsourcing the manufacturing of its products could offer Pharma Worldwide Inc. significant cost reduction opportunities in the highly competitive global pharmaceutical market.

Pharma Worldwide Inc.’s manufacturing model depends on various factors of influence some of which are detailed below. In particular Pharma Worldwide Inc pays attention to the relationship between manufacturing and R&D and tries to locate sites close to each other.

How to tackle the challenge

The ZURICH team has created a topic-specific scenario in the Zurich Risk Room tool to support your evaluation.

Your team will be required to answer three questions in your presentation and the Academic Review Board (ARB) will recognize and reward teams who adequately balance their presentation time between all team members.


  • Top 2 Teams: Attend and present at the Zurich Global Risk Management Summit 2018 in Berlin, Germany on September 25 – 27.
    Interviews with Zurich*
    Cash prize
  • Top 20 Teams: Work with Zurich and select multinational customers on current corporate challenges, such as Philips, Kuehne + Nagel and selected.
    Earn a certificate highlighting your achievements

Interested in applying for the Zurich Enterprise Challenge 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.

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