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.

The MBS Case Competition is presented in collaboration with MBS Student Association (MBSSA) and 180 Degrees Consulting.

Competition Structure

Please refer to the MBS Case Competition Handbook for details on the competition structure and rules.


Registrations for the 2020 MBS Case Competition have closed.

This competition is for current graduate students of Melbourne Business School (MBS Master of Management Suite, Master of International Business and Specialist Masters programs).

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 or students from another faculty without proper notification and approval, your team will be disqualified with immediate effect.

Participation in this competition is subject to the acceptance of the competition’s Rules and Regulations. Please ensure all team members have read these before registering.

Key dates

Monday 27 July, 9am AEST Online registrations open
Sunday 2 August, 11:59pm AEST Online registrations close
Friday 7 August Case Launch and mini case workshop for all registered participants
Sunday 9 August, 11:59pm AEST Q&A team question submissions due
Tuesday 11 August, 6pm - 7pm AEST Q&A session
Thursday 13 August, 11:59pm AESTCase submissions due
Wednesday 19 AugustCase results communicated
Thursday 20 August, 6pm - 7pm AEST (TBC) Crack the Case Workshop for top 20 teams
Friday 21 August, 6pm - 7pm AEST (TBC) Presenting to Win Workshop for top 20 teams
Tuesday 25 August, 9am AEST
Tuesday 25 August, 1pm - 8pm AEST 
Preliminary Round team slides due
Preliminary Round finals
Wednesday 26 August, 6pm - 7pm AEST (TBC) Design Thinking Workshop for top 4 teams
Friday 28 August, 4pm - 7pm AEST Finals