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Otago Business School: Business Case Competition

Next event

  • Saturday 23 March 2019 – 1st Business Case Competition
  • Saturday 4 May 2019 – 2nd Business Case Competition
  • Saturday 27 July 2019 – 3rd Business Case Competition – Topic: Social Enterprise Challenge

All local competitions are held in Te Wao Nui (OBS atrium)

After each local competition, students are selected for a national competition. All participating students can also be selected for international competitions.

What is a Case Competition?

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

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

Why get involved?

The Business Case Competition is a fantastic opportunity for students to demonstrate higher level skills in business, while having fun! Specifically, taking part in the Business Case Competition is:

  1. A proven method of improving analytical, critical and communication skills
  2. A proven to be a serious CV item attractive to prospective employers
  3. Great for social interaction – meet new friends

Choosing your competition team

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.

Otago Business Case Competitions contact

For further information on all Otago Business Case Competitions contact:

Dr Sergio Biggemann
Tel +64 3 479 8467

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