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Business Case Competition

Get involved in 2020

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

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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 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.

Next events

  • Saturday 14 March 2020 – Round One
  • Saturday 2 May 2020 – Round Two
  • Saturday 11 July 2020 – Round Three


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

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

Case competition presentation

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.

For further information, contact:

Jude Chelliah
Case Competition Leader
Tel +64 21 082 55871
Email casecomp@otago.ac.nz

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