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Humana-Mays Healthcare Analytics 2019 Case Competition
Houston, Texas
September 11 - November 14, 2019 

In partnership with Humana, Mays Business School at Texas A&M is hosting a national analytics case competition. This is the inaugural year of the healthcare case competition. The vision for this competition is to provide entrepreneurial students the opportunity to solve a real-world business problem in a dynamic industry like healthcare. Dynamics in corporate America are changing and students must be armed with an understanding of interpreting and analyzing large data sets to improve the customer's experience. Applicants are encouraged to use data analytics tools such as: Splunk, R, Python, SAS, Tableau, Microsoft BI, etc. Students have the freedom to choose any tool they think will benefit their analysis. 

National Black MBA Case Competition 
Houston, Texas 
September 24-28, 2019 

For over 25 years, NBMBAA® has welcomed MBA candidates from the nation’s top business schools to compete for $50,000 in cash prizes and employment opportunities. The competition allows student consulting teams to analyze a complex business case, using their problem-solving skills and present their findings before a panel of Fortune 500 executives.

Graduate minority business students from the nation’s leading colleges and university compete for top ranking scholarships and employment opportunities!

Teams of four (4) graduate business students are given one (1) month to analyze a complex business case; demonstrate their problem-solving skills; and present their findings before a panel of senior-level executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.

REGISTRATION ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: Students MUST go in and complete their individual registrations for your team to be eligible. Please ensure your students complete this process, including resume upload, no later than August 1, 2019. Teams where students have not completed their registrations will not receive the case materials for preparation until their full team is complete.

U.S. Chamber Foundation 2019 
Washington, D.C.
November 11, 2019

Our third annual MBA Case Competition held in partnership with FedEx Freight challenged teams from top MBA programs to examine the benefits a business brings to a community, and recommend a city for a fictitious manufacturing company to open a second headquarters.

ROMBA 2019 
Atlanta, Georgia 
October 10-12, 2019 

The 2019 Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA & Business Graduate (otherwise known as ROMBA) Conference will provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer young professional leaders from around the world the opportunity to network, learn, and improve their skills so they will emerge stronger and more confident in the business world.  

15th Annual National Energy Finance Challenge 
Austin, Texas 
October 24-25, 2019 

This competition challenges teams from the country’s top MBA programs to address real-world finance issues relevant to today’s dynamic energy industry. Contestants will present their solutions to panels of senior executives representing multiple facets of the energy finance landscape.

The purpose of the event is to match executives and recruiters with the top energy-focused MBA candidates from around the country and to provide a unique learning experience for everyone involved. We expect to host 16 teams, consisting of four or five students (Teams must have a minimum of two or three First year students).

Capital Madness University Tournament 
Denver, Colorado 
November 3-6, 2019

Capital Madness, a capital raising bracket tournament sponsored by Capital Placement and USAEE, will take place on November 4th at the 37th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference - Centennial Ballroom, Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Boulevard, Broomfield, Colorado. During the tournament, students/entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses on Castle Placement's website app, as if they were presenting to investors to raise capital. At the end of the event, judges from the USAEE/IEAA, Castle Placement and prominent institutional investors will select the winner. 
Sign-Up at: https://castleplacement.com/capitalmadness4/

Castle Placement is expanding the tournament to Universities across the country
Winners will have free access to expose their business idea on the CPGO Network and castleplacement.com
Participation is completely free

Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition
Durham, North Carolina 
November 5, 2019 

National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership
Waco, Texas 
November 7-8, 2019 

To advance the development of ethical leaders through experiential learning and to recognize and promote MBA students and their programs for participation in a national case competition in ethical leadership.
Please contact Dr. Mitch Neubert, at mitchell_neubert@baylor.edu, for information about competing in the Fall 2019 competition.

Competition Logistics

  • Students and advisors* check in at Courtyard Waco by Marriott on Wednesday.
  • Students receive cases and final instructions Thursday morning during competition launch.
  • Student teams work in designated team rooms all day. (Lunch and dinner are provided.)
  • Student teams participate in Round 1 of competition Friday morning in 3 rooms.**
  • Students attend Friday luncheon with presentation by Ethics Forum keynote speaker and the announcement of the three finalist teams.
  • Finals begin at 1pm in McClinton Auditorium. All participants in case competition and other guests are welcome.
  • Reception and awards ceremony conclude the competition.

TCU Neeley School of Business Invitational MBA/MS Supply Chain Case Competition
Fort Worth, Texas 
Febuary 20-23, 2020 

The competition is a wonderful opportunity for students from all around the country to study more about the practical applications of supply chain management by working together to propose innovative solutions to real world problems, which will be reviewed by professionals from a variety of industries.

Please contact Tracy Harris at t.l.harris@tcu.edu if you wish to inquire about the 3rd Annual Invitational MBA/MS Supply Chain Case Competition.

Florida MBA Case Classic 
Gainesville, Florida 
Febuary 20-22, 2020 

Welcome to the inaugural Florida MBA Case Classic, taking place Feb 20-22, 2020. This unique golf-and-case event will welcome top MBA programs to participate in a strategy-based case competition, as well as a separately judged golf scramble.

A team of four MBA students will create and present an in-depth recommendation addressing a business challenge provided by our corporate sponsor. These teams will have the opportunity to showcase their business acumen.

The next day, teams will head to the Mark Bostick golf course to compete in a golf scramble (as well as a putt and chip competition) and network with high level company executives. All golfing skill levels are welcome!

Our event will then close with a banquet to recognize top performers, in both the case competition and golf scramble.

Applications will open in September 2019.


Society for American Baseball Research Diamond Dollars Case Competition 
Phoenix, Arizona 
March 6-8, 2020

Everyone wants the opportunity to showcase their talents to the right people. That's exactly what the Annual Case Competition is all about. Graduate students from B-Schools, Sports Management programs, and other graduate and undergraduate programs across the country compete against each other by preparing an analysis and presentation of a real baseball operations decision--the type of decision a team's GM and his staff is faced with over the course of a season. Five-person teams of students are asked to evaluate proposed player transactions, apply statistical analysis of player performance and assess the financial impact of the team's proposed moves. The case will be authored and led by Vince Gennaro, a consultant to MLB teams--someone who's been in the front office helping teams analyze key baseball operations decisions. Vince is the author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball and the President of SABR--The Society for American Baseball Research, and a regular contributor to MLB Network's new show, Clubhouse Confidential--the first show of its kind focused on baseball analytics. He is also a frequent guest on MLB Network's studio show MLB Now.

Race & Case 
Denver, Colorado 
March 2020 

Check back in the fall of 2019 for 2020 Race & Case dates and registration! The registration process will be first come, first served to the first 11 teams that register and pay a $500 non-refundable deposit.

A team is not fully registered until the application form is completed and the non-refundable deposit is submitted. Registration for 2020 will close on a designated deadline in the late fall of 2019 or when the 11 slots are filled, whichever occurs first. Teams registering after this will be placed on a standby waitlist on a rolling basis should a slot become available after the registration deadline.

Teams will be comprised of four graduate students, and each team must include at least one male and one female competitor. Every team member must be a current student at the educational institution affiliated with the competition application submitted by the team. Teams may include any combination of part-time and full-time graduate students. Teams may have no more than one executive MBA student participant.

Only one team per university may compete.

The case portion of the competition will make up 90% of the overall score. In 2019 it took place on Friday, March 1. The competition will focus on a business case with an ethical dilemma. The case will be delivered to each team prior to the date of the competition. Each team will present their solutions twice, once in a boardroom setting and once in a theater setting, to two separate panels of live judges.

Teams will be provided small study rooms for use throughout the day.

A random drawing will determine the order that each team will present.

Presentations should be formatted as PowerPoint. Teams may request additional formats, pending the approval of the Race & Case organizers. The presentation must be given in English.

Business Analytics Case Competition 
Iowa City, Iowa 
April 16-17, 2020

Teams in the Iowa Graduate Business Analytics Case Competition will compete April 16-17, 2020 for $10,000 in prizes. 

This competition is a chance for the brightest graduate analytics students in the country to come together and solve a real-world business problem. During the competition, teams will perform a deep-dive analysis and consider multiple data points before making their recommendations to a panel of industry experts.