The Case Competition format is a round-robin tournament consisting of four business cases, including one "live" case taken from a local company. Teams of four students apply their analytical, decision-making and communication skills to the issues raised in the cases. They will then present strategic choices and a detailed plan of action to a panel of judges composed of senior business executives from a variety of business backgrounds. Teams are assessed on creativity, insight and real world applicability of their analysis and presentations.
The teams will be given three hours to analyze the case and create a PowerPoint presentation no longer than 20 minutes. Teams exceeding the 20 minute limit will be cut off at that time after receiving a five minute and one minute warning. The judges will then have 10 minutes to question the team’s analysis.
A Round-Robin Tournament
Each day the teams will be divided into three groups of five teams. Each of the teams within the group will present to a panel of judges and will be ranked from first to fifth within their group. Points are awarded for each position
First: 5 points
Second: 4 points
Third: 3 points
Fourth: 2 points
Fifth: 1 point
Each day the teams will be put into new groups and will present in front of a different panel of judges. At the end of the three days the total points achieved by each team in accordance to their rankings achieved each day. The top three are determined and will compete in a final case study.