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 2022 competition is subject to the acceptance of the competition’s Participant Rules and Guidelines.


In 2022, monetary prizes were awarded to the winning teams as follows:

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

2022 Key dates

ActivityDate (AEST)
Registrations open Monday 11 July - Sunday 31 July
Info Session (online)Wednesday 3 August, 5.15 -  6.00pm
Case launch Friday 5 August, 6.00 - 7.30pm
Crack-the-Case skills development sessionMonday 8 August, 6.00 - 7.30pm
Q&A question submissions due Tuesday 9 August, 11.59pm
Q&A session Wednesday 10 August, 6.00 - 7.00pm
Pre-screening submissions due Thursday 11 August, 11.59pm (extended to Friday, 12 August, 8.00am)
Preliminary outcomes availableWednesday 17 August
Presenting-to-Win skills development sessionThursday 18 August, time TBC
Preliminary roundTuesday 23 August, 1.00 - 5.00pm
Final roundThursday 25 August, 5.00 - 8.00 pm
2022 MBS Case Competition winners: (L-R) Carla Alejandra Ortiz Zertuche, Riya Ajay Kondbattulwar, Maanvi Mudgil and Paula Andrea Beltran Vera

As an international student, I am often confronted by the challenge of understanding the local market… so working through the hurdles faced by real businesses in Australia makes me feel I have made significant improvements to my employability.

Carla Alejandra Ortiz Zertuche, 2022 MBS Case Competition winner

Read more about the 2022 MBS Case Competition

2022 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 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.