Strategic thinking, analytical skills, and presentation ability — three takeaways you’ll develop if you choose to take on the challenge of case competitions. The Eller College actively participates in three case competitions and we encourage our MBAs to take part in others as well.
Intel Case Competition — Business in Action
This annual event is an integral part of experiential learning for first-year Eller MBAs. Intel has graciously sponsored the competition for first-year students; it provides an opportunity to collaborate with fellow MBAs to address a complex business case.
Students have the chance to combine their business knowledge, analytical skills, and teambuilding abilities in an environment that is both collegial and competitive. Cash awards to first and second place teams total $2,000.
Along with the competition, executive mentoring opportunities are available. Students receive valuable insight into their professional goals and learn about Intel internship and career opportunities.
PAC-10 Case Competition
A team of Eller MBAs competes annually in the PAC-10 Case Competition, which hosted by a different conference member each year. This is a 24-hour competition challenging students to test their business knowledge related to corporate strategy. During the competition, teams analyze a complex business case and develop potential solutions that are then presented to an executive panel of judges.
The winning team from this competition moves on to compete in the PAC-10/Big-10 MBA Challenge.
Deloitte Case Competition
Eller graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to compete in the annual Deloitte Case Competition sponsored and organized by Deloitte Consulting at the beginning of the Spring semester. Teams are comprised of one MBA student and three to four undergraduate students, with the MBA student serving as the project manager.
As part of this Eller-only competition, teams tackle a real-life business scenario focusing on technology that has been developed by a team of Deloitte consultants. The teams have 24 hours to conduct their research and develop recommendations, which are then presented to a panel of company consultants. Competition winners receive cash prizes.
International Tech Strategy Competition
Founded in 2006, this strategy competition is the first of its kind, bringing together the world's best business schools with technology acumen to compete head-to-head on a strategy-oriented technology-based business case. Team members get 24 hours to address a particular business problem. Participation is by invitation only and is hosted by Boston University School of Management. The top three teams share $45,000 in prize money.
Other case competitions in which Eller teams have recently competed include:
- Venture Capital Investment Competition, hosted by University of North Carolina
- Rice Business Plan Competition, hosted by Rice University
- ACG Cup, sponsored by the Association for Corporate Growth
- MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership, hosted by Baylor University
- Sony Marketing Case Competition, hosted by Texas Christian University
- Sustainable Innovation Case Competition, hosted by Thunderbird University
For additional information, please contact us.