MBS Case Competition

Work in a team to solve a real-life business problem and build your industry networks.

Why should I apply?

By participating in the MBS Case Competition, you will get the opportunity to:

  • Solve real live business problems
  • Learn about business consulting and industry trends
  • Meet and network with your peers
  • Apply and integrate knowledge gained from your classes

This competition is a great opportunity to experience consulting, especially if you are considering applying for the Business Practicum or Global Business Practicum.

Who can apply?

This competition is for current graduate students of Melbourne Business School (Master of Management Suite, Master of International Business and Specialist Masters programs) and students enrolled in the Master of Engineering Management and Master of Marketing Communications.

Participants must be enrolled in at least one subject in the current semester to be eligible to compete.

Participation in the 2023 competition is subject to the acceptance of the competition’s Participant Rules and Guidelines.

2023 Prizes

In 2023, the following monetary prizes were awarded to the top four teams:

  • 1st place - $2,000
  • 2nd place - $1,000
  • 3rd place - $500
  • 4th place - $250
MBS Finals Winning Team and Judges
2023 MBS Case Competition Winners CBSV Consultants and Judges

“Participants experience both practical and theoretical learning while addressing real organisational challenges. Students also receive support and feedback throughout the competition.”

- CBSV Consultants, 2023 MBS Case Competition Winning Team

Read more about the 2023 MBS Case Competition

2023 Key dates

ActivityDate (AEST)
Registrations open Monday 3 July  2023
Info Session and NetworkingWednesday 26 July 2023, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Registrations closeSunday 30 July 2023, 11:59pm
Team Mixer (for allocated teams)Friday 4 August, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Case launch Wednesday 9 August, 6pm -7.30pm
Skills Development Session 1: Crack the CaseFriday 11 August, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Q&A question submissions due Monday 14 August, 11.59pm
Q&A session (online)Tuesday 15 August, 6pm - 7pm
Pre-screening submissions due Thursday 17 August, 11.59pm
Pre-screening outcomes availableTuesday 22 August, by 5pm
Skills Development Session 2: Presenting to WinWeek 5 of Semester 2 (date to be confirmed)
Preliminary roundTuesday 29 August, 1:00pm - 5.45pm
Final roundFriday 1 September, 5pm -8.30pm
View the Program

How to apply

Applications for the 2023 MBS Case Competition have closed.

2023 Event Partners

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SPP (Principal Partner)

SPP is a high-impact consulting firm that partners with senior executives to overcome complex strategic and operational challenges. Across public and private sectors, we work with clients to deliver transformational change and true impact in key community-shaping sectors: Education & Research, Consumer, Government, Financial Services, Asset-Intensive Industries, and For-Purpose. We ensure that strong rigour is applied to the development of a fact-base, which, in turn, is used to support decision-making. We are committed to the growth of our client services and our people, and we recruit for diversity of skills, experiences, and perspectives. We recruit people that can balance creativity and vision with pragmatism. SPP has been a longstanding partner of the University of Melbourne through sponsorship of University Case Competitions, employment of undergraduates, as well as being a leading recruiter of talent from Melbourne Business School.

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CFA Society Melbourne (Significant Partner)

The CFA Society Melbourne represents the interests of over 900 local members of the investment profession.

Our mission is to serve members of the Society and enhance the reputation of the CFA® designation in Australia by promoting ethics, integrity and professional excellence; and to improve the competency and standards of the investment profession in Australia. Our independent voice aims to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the capital markets that underpin our profession and the broader economy.

Our vision is to make the CFA Society Melbourne an indispensable part of the investment profession in Australia.

Be recognised with Melbourne Plus

Melbourne Plus is a University of Melbourne program and is your opportunity to be recognised for your participation in co-curricular activities!

It is all about rewarding the knowledge, skills and behaviours you develop when participating in these activities.

MBS Case Competition participants will be able to reflect on their growth in Innovation and receive a digital credential to share with their networks.