2024 Complete List of MBA Case Competitions
Whether you’re looking to gain experience for your resume, win prizes, or connect with other like-minded MBA Candidates, fill out this form to access our curated list of active case competitions.
What is an MBA case competition?
A case competition is an opportunity for individuals with diverse skillsets to come together and solve a business challenge. By combining their strengths, teams work towards a reward, which could be monetary, access to decision makers at certain companies, or even a job opportunity.
At WeSolv, we have our own version of case competitions called Case Challenges.
How do I win an MBA case competition?
Winning teams capture the attention of judges and company sponsors. Before diving in, read the competition description carefully to understand the judging criteria and how the competition is being assessed. Judges crave teams who think outside the box, forge a compelling narrative, and flawlessly demonstrate seamless collaboration. Clarity, persuasion, and collaboration – these are the ingredients that win.
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More Frequently Asked Questions
Are technical skills necessary to succeed in case challenges?
No! Unless specifically noted, a case competition is not strictly for developers or engineers. As a matter of fact, most case competitions are looking for marketers, consultants, entrepreneurs, and those in business school or interested in finance roles.
I'm considering participating in a case competition, but it's in an industry I don't have experience in (e.g., healthcare, consumer goods finance). Should I still participate?
Definitely! Don’t let your unfamiliarity with the specific industry hold you back. Many case competitions specifically welcome diverse perspectives and experiences, as they often lead to more creative and well-rounded solutions. The transferable skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork, honed through case competitions are valuable in any field. Additionally, if you’re interested in transitioning into a new industry, participating in a relevant case competition is a great way to showcase your initiative and gain valuable insights.
Considering my current workload, is participating in a case competition a wise use of my time?
Cramming your schedule with classes, extracurriculars, and a jam-packed social calendar? We get it – time is precious. But amidst the hustle, case challenges offer a double win: boost your resume and fill any gaps, while opening doors to valuable connections. At these events, you’ll network with recruiters, executives, and future colleagues from top companies, building vital industry connections and potential mentorship opportunities. Case competitions? Not just a resume booster, but a launchpad for your career.
The case competition is in an industry I don't have experience in (healthcare, consumer goods finance, etc.), should I participate?
Absolutely! Just because a case competition is in an industry you’re unfamiliar with, doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t participate. Many case challenges encourage participation from those with transitional skills and with experience in different industries. Diverse perspectives and experiences are known to provide more creative solutions to problems. Not to mention if you’re interested in transitioning industries, this is a great way to showcase that experience on a resume!
Do case competitions happen online or in-person?
Both! So make sure to read the description for each case competition carefully. Some take place in person, virtually, or a combination of both!
How long do case challenges typically last?
The duration of case challenges can vary greatly, ranging from a few intense weeks to several months, depending on the specific competition and its goals.
Always check the individual challenge’s website or submission page for its specific start and end dates. This will give you a clear picture of the overall timeframe involved.
The amount of actual work you commit within that timeframe will depend on several factors:
- Team structure: Working collaboratively can distribute tasks and workload, potentially making the experience more manageable.
- Challenge format: Some challenges have specific work phases with deadlines, while others offer more flexibility.
- Your own approach: You can dedicate as much or as little time as you feel comfortable with, balancing the challenge with your other commitments.
Remember, while some challenges require concentrated effort, they also aim to be engaging and educational. Effective teamwork and good time management can make the experience rewarding and enjoyable.
Additional tip: Many competitions offer resources and support, such as forums or mentors, to help participants manage their time and workload effectively.
How can I add my organization's case competition to your list?
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