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Get business-ready

Participating in a business case competition is a great way to hone your business skills and have some fun along the way.

  • Take a giant leap forward – Improve your analytical, critical and communication skills
  • Real business performance – Participating in a business case competition is a terrific CV addition and attractive to prospective employers
  • Network and socialise – Industry business leaders are often invited as guest judges and you'll also gain from the social interaction as part of a team dynamic in a case competition

What is a Case Competition?

Competing teams are provided with a hypothetical business problem to solve. It may be a company that needs help launching a product, a company that is about to go into liquidation, or a company that has international connections but hasn't reached its full global potential.

Case Competition team

Team members are given a certain amount of time to devise a strategy, before presenting their solution to a panel of judges. The competition is usually held over the course of a day and the best strategy wins the competition.

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All local competitions are held in Te Wao Nui (Otago Business School atrium) or online using Zoom.

Students can be selected for national and international competitions.

Case competition presentation

Competition teams

A team comprises up to four students – most teams have four people. The best approach to selecting team members is to think of the skills that you might need to address a business situation  – for example finance, marketing, management, accounting and presentation skills – then find the people with those skills.

Competition teams can be formed once you register!

For further information, contact:

Iain Menmuir
Business Case Programme Lead
Tel +64 21 024 86 036

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