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
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 (uploaded on 20 June).
In 2022, monetary prizes will be awarded to the winning teams as follows:
- 1st place - $2,000
- 2nd place - $1,000
- 3rd place - $500
- 4th place - $500
2022 Key dates
|Registrations open||Monday 11 July, 9am|
|Registrations close||Sunday 31 July, 11.59pm|
|Case launch||Friday 5 August, time TBC|
|Crack-the-Case skills development session||Monday 8 August, time TBC|
|Q&A 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 available||Wednesday 17 August|
|Presenting-to-Win skills development session||Thursday 18 August, time TBC|
|Preliminary round||Tuesday 23 August|
|Finals||Thursday 25 August, time TBC|
“At the very beginning of the competition, I knew barely anything about how to break down a problem or how to develop and deliver a consultancy presentation... It isn’t just an extracurricular activity but will help build skills and attributes that you’ll apply in your career. It's not the result that matters, it's the process you engage in that counts.”
Fulin Cao, 2021 MBS Case Competition winner
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.