Case Competition

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The NIBS Worldwide Case Competition—one of the oldest undergraduate case competitions in the world—is a test of problem-solving ability, business acumen, cultural insight, communication skills, and teamwork. Teams of four undergraduate students compete on behalf of their respective universities. They receive written case studies focused on international business issues, and have a limited time to assess the challenges facing the organization and recommend a specific course of action to panels of senior managers, policymakers and academics.

All NIBS member institutions are eligible to enter the competition. Each participating school is represented by a single team, chosen by the school and consisting of four students and a faculty coach or coaches.

NIBS 2018 LogoA Qualifying Round is held in November, involving a written submission prepared at teams’ home universities and evaluated by an expert panel. The top 16 finishers are invited to compete in the NIBS Championship Round, held at a host school selected by the NIBS Board. Over and above the unique learning opportunity and intense competition, Championship Round participants enjoy an unparalleled cultural and social experience that gives them the opportunity to develop their international network.

Guatemala’s Universidad del Istmo is organizing and hosting the 23rd annual NIBS Worldwide Case Competition. This year’s Championship Round will take place in Guatemala City from 25 February – 2 March 2018. Registration is open and will close 1 November 2017, please visit the registration page

NIBS 2015 - Competition - Carleton's Sarah McRae presents, Alex Pilon in background


NIBS case competition website
Competition rules and tips
Sample case reports (Qualifying Round)
Sample case presentations (Championship Round)
Past participants and winners

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