MBS Case Competition

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

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. If you have registered in a team with any undergraduate student/s from another faculty without proper notification and approval, your team will be disqualified with immediate effect.

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

What could I win?

Monetary prizes were awarded to the 2021 winning teams as follows:

  • 1st place - $2,000
  • 2nd place - $1,000
  • 3rd place - $500
  • 4th place - $500

2021 Competition Structure

The competition’s Participant Rules and Guidelines contain details on the 2021 competition format and requirements.

2022 Key dates

ActivityDate (AEST)
Registrations open Monday 11 July, 9am
Registrations close Sunday 31 July, 11.59pm
Mixer Event TBC
Case launch and release of case for all registered participants Friday 5 August, time TBC
Crack-the-Case skills development sessionMonday 8 August 2021, time TBC
Q&A team question submissions due Tuesday 9 August, 11.59pm
Q&A session Wednesday 10 August, time TBC
Pre-screening submissions due Thursday 11 August, 11.59pm
Preliminary outcomes availableWednesday 17 August
Presenting-to-Win skills development sessionThursday 18 August, time TBC
Preliminary round: teams slides due
Preliminary round: finals sessions
Tuesday 23 August, 9am
Tuesday 23 August, time TBC
Finals Thursday 25 August, time TBC

2021 Case Partner

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Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world.

2021 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 (Major Partner)

The CFA Society Melbourne represents the interests of over 850 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.