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 2023 competition is subject to the acceptance of the competition’s Participant Rules and Guidelines.
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
“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
2023 Key dates
|Registrations open||Monday 3 July 2023|
|Info Session and Networking||Wednesday 26 July 2023, 5.30pm – 6.30pm|
|Registrations close||Sunday 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 Case||Friday 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 available||Tuesday 22 August, by 5pm|
|Skills Development Session 2: Presenting to Win||Week 5 of Semester 2 (date to be confirmed)|
|Preliminary round||Tuesday 29 August, 1:00pm - 5.45pm|
|Final round||Friday 1 September, 5pm -8.30pm|
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How to apply
Applications for the 2023 MBS Case Competition have closed.
2023 Event Partners
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.
CFA Society Melbourne (Significant Partner)
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.