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.

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

ActivityDate (AEST)
Registrations open Monday 11 July, 9am
Registrations close Sunday 31 July, 11.59pm
Mixer Event TBC
Case launch Friday 5 August, time TBC
Crack-the-Case skills development sessionMonday 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 availableWednesday 17 August
Presenting-to-Win skills development sessionThursday 18 August, time TBC
Preliminary roundTuesday 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

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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.