MBS Case Competition

Participate in the exhilarating annual MBS Case Competition to supercharge your practical skills and career readiness. You will have the opportunity to connect with industry experts and absorb their valuable knowledge.

What is the MBS Case Competition?

The Melbourne Business School (MBS) Case Competition challenges you to solve real-world business problems for industry leading organisations. The competition includes workshops to enhance your skills, social mixers to connect with peers and professionals, and a case launch event where you will receive the business problem to assess. Analyse, innovate, and present your solutions to industry experts for a chance to win, gain prestige, and expand your networks.

Why should I participate?

Reasons to apply for the MBS Case Competition:

  • Solve real business challenges faced by industry partners.
  • Understand consulting and industry trends.
  • Connect and build relationships with your fellow students.
  • Apply and extend classroom knowledge effectively.
  • Build skills applicable beyond your Master degree.
  • Win some great prizes!

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

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

Am I eligible?

To apply for the MBS Case Competition, you must be a current graduate student of the Melbourne Business School (Master of Management Suite, Master of International Business and Specialist Masters programs), or a student enrolled in the Master of Engineering Management and Master of Marketing Communications.

You must be enrolled in a subject in Semester 2, 2024 to be eligible to compete.

For further information about eligibility, competition structure and rules please review the Participant Rules and Guidelines. Participation in the competition is also subject to acceptance of these guidelines.

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2024 Case Competition will open on Monday 24 June 2024.

Register for the MBS Case Comp here

If you would like to find out more information before you submit an application, then secure a ticket here for the Information Session on the 30 July.  This is also an excellent chance for you to meet with potential teammates for the competition.

Applications will close on Sunday 4 August.

Prizes

In 2024, the top four teams will receive a share of a $7,750 AUD cash prize pool, courtesy of SPP, ACCA and CFA Society Australia.

  • 1st place - $3,900
  • 2nd place - $2,000
  • 3rd place - $1,050
  • 4th place - $800

Key Program Dates 2024

ActivityDate (AEST)
Registrations open Monday 24 June
Info Session and NetworkingTuesday 30 July, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Registrations closeSunday 4 August, 11:59pm
Team Mixer (for allocated teams)Thursday 8 August, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Case launch Tuesday 13 August, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Skills Development Session 1: Crack the CaseThursday 15 August, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Q&A question submissions due Monday 19 August, 11.59pm
Q&A session (online)Tuesday 20 August, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Pre-screening submissions due Thursday 22 August, 11.59pm
Pre-screening outcomes availableWednesday 28 August
Skills Development Session 2: Presenting to WinFriday 30 August, 12:00- 1:00pm
Preliminary roundTuesday 3 September, 12:45pm - 5.00pm
Final roundFriday 6 September, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Case Partner 2024

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ANZ

ANZ is among the top four banks in Australia, the largest banking group in New Zealand and the Pacific, and among the top 100 banks in the world by market capitalisation.

Currently headquartered in Melbourne, ANZ’s history dates to 1835 with the establishment of the first Bank of Australasia branch in Sydney. As trade and commerce grew rapidly in the Pacific region, the Bank of Australasia merged with multiple banks to play a pivotal role in facilitating international trade and capital flows for Australian and New Zealand businesses.

Event Sponsors

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SPP (Gold Sponsor)

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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ACCA (Silver Sponsor)

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a globally recognised professional accountancy body providing qualifications and advancing standards in accountancy worldwide. Founded in 1904 to widen access to the accountancy profession, we’ve long championed inclusion and today proudly support a diverse community of over 252,500 members and 526,000 future members in 180 countries. Our forward-looking qualifications, continuous learning and insights are respected and valued by employers in every sector. They equip individuals with the business and finance expertise and ethical judgment to create, protect, and report the sustainable value delivered by organisations and economies. Guided by our purpose and values, our vision is to develop the accountancy profession the world needs. In Australia and New Zealand, we have established a Strategic Alliance with CA ANZ, offering ACCA members a pathway to mutual membership recognition after five years. Additionally, ACCA members can also benefit from a streamlined membership process with CPA Australia.

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CFA Society Australia (Bronze Sponsor)

The CFA Society Australia 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 Australia 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 who are successful in progressing to the Preliminary Round of the competition will be able to reflect on their growth in Innovation and receive a digital credential to share with their networks.

Contact Us

If you have a question regarding the MBS Case Competition, please email us at mbs-casecomp@unimelb.edu.au