There's nothing like the thrill of competition to keep learning interesting! That's why the Illinois MBA offers several opportunities to be part of numerous national case competitions.
These opportunities provide students with a chance to showcase their skills and explore business problems in new and challenging ways. Learning how to work productively in a team situation that closely mimics real-life business, how to leverage strengths and compensate for weaknesses, how to address competing points of view, and how to evaluate and take risks are all part of this unique experience. When your time to analyze is up, get the chance to present your strategy and recommendations to industry executives and get live feedback. It doesn't get any more real-life than that.
Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition
The 2013 Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition will take place February 7-9, 2013. Twelve schools from across the United States will be invited to participate in this exhilarating competition. Participants will have 24 hours to analyze a complex business strategy case and present to a panel of judges. This is an excellent networking opportunity as MBA students will have the opportunity to interact with fellow MBAs from other programs as well as corporate sponsors and judges. The top three schools will receive cash prizes! To learn more about the competition, contact Courtney Grussing at email@example.com. Please visit our sponsorship page if your company is interesting in participating.
View photos and information from the 2012 Strategy Case Competition.
View photos and information from the 2013 Strategy Case Competition.
External Case Competitions
Outside of hosting our own case competition, students from the MBA program compete in a number of other case competitions, not limited to but including the following:
- National Association of Women MBA's (NAWMBA) Case Competition
The first annual NAWMBA case competition brings together MBA teams comprised of some of the most promising female business minds. These women will have the opportunity to solve a real-world business challenge from a corporate sponsor and present their analysis to a panel of executives at the Career Conference in Kentucky. This is a unique experience for NAWMBA members to put their education to work, think outside the box and truly take the lead.
- National Black MBA Association's Case Competition
Graduate students from top business schools will compete for ranking, scholarship dollars and employment opportunities while participating in the NBMBAA Case Competition®. Students have the opportunity to analyze a real life complex business case and recommend solutions to a panel of senior level executives. Teams will showcase their communication skills, problem solving abilities, and proficiency in critical analysis and strategic thinking.
- Ethics Case Competition at Baylor University
This year's competition is built upon the success of the previous internal competition and Baylor's long-standing commitment to ethics and leadership. This competition is an example of Baylor's commitment to promote ethical leadership within the business school and in the larger business community. Through initiatives such as this competition, Baylor can play an important role in the national discourse on ethical leadership and provide a truly unique experience for students to engage in an experiential and interactive way to better understand the importance of ethics.