Case Competitions

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Case competitions provide students with real-world business experience, a chance to practice their presentation skills, and opportunities to network with students and professionals around the world.  The Undergraduate Division sends Wharton juniors and seniors to external case competitions around the world. In spring 2020, the Undergraduate Division will send teams of Wharton students to the following competitions:

  • BI International Case Competition, February 8-15 (Oslo, Norway)
  • USC Marshall International Case Competition, February 18-22 (Los Angeles, California)
  • CBS Case Competition, February 22-29 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • JMU Case Competition, February 23 – March 1 (Montreal, Canada)
  • UNI Case Competition, March 22-27 (Pamplona, Spain)

An information session was held on September 12. At least one member of your team was required to attend the information session to be considered for the competitions. The completed application must be submitted to Prof. Keith Niedermeier by 5pm on October 7, 2019.

Students can also gain case competition skills and experience through competitions sponsored by Wharton clubs. Please note, however, that students may not participate in other external competitions on behalf of the Wharton School and that the Undergraduate Division cannot provide grants or funding for students to participate in competitions other than those listed above.

CBS Case Competition“Participating in international case competitions will forever be one of my favorite memories from Wharton. I had the opportunity to travel around the world and meet the best people. By participating in case competitions, I’ve been trained to structure my thinking and deliver solutions succinctly and effectively. When you’re put in a room with 3 other people and expected to crank out solutions to complex problems in really limited amounts of time, you’re pushed to think critically and quickly. As I’ve worked more and more in my professional career, I see the same things I learned in case competitions pop up again and again: building a narrative, critical analysis, data driven decisions, strategic thinking, working tirelessly with a team in the face of a looming deadline.” – Adina Luo, W’16