What is a Case Competition?

Think of it as real-world business consulting. A case competition typically involves four MBA students receiving an actual live business case/problem and then acting as consultants to the company, analyzing the problem, providing recommendations and then presenting the analysis to the company executives. The type of competition allows students to put the skills they are learning in the classroom to use in a very practical way. A case competition mimics a real world consulting situation as there are time constraints and difficult questions that they must answer. Teamwork, presentations skills, analytical skills and the ability to make sense of a company’s financials are all very important skills that are required to have success in a case competition.

In addition to allowing students the ability to utilize their new skillset, case competitions also provide students the opportunity to expand their professional, international network. Students will liaise with students and faculty from other schools, event sponsors and the industry professionals that serve as competition judges.

SFU’s case competition club prepares students for success in case competitions and careers in consulting by:

  • conducting 4-5 workshops from a trained case expert
  • hosting 2 internal competitions which include the judging expertise from industry professionals
  • full financial support to individuals selected to represent the school in various external competitions in places like Montreal, Boston and California. The school covers the registration, flights, ground transportation and hotel for the students.
  • SFU case competition teams receive personal coaching from industry professionals and experienced SFU faculty members. This coaching sets the students up for success and allows them to compete with the top schools in the world.

Upcoming Case Competitions

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