- Apply the theory you learn in class to solve existing business challenges with the MBSSA Case Competition
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MBSSA Case Competition
Melbourne Business School, in collaboration with MBS Student Association (MBSSA), Ericsson, Accenture and 180 Degrees Consulting, presents the MBS Student Association Case Competition! Put theory into practice by delivering a solution to a real-life business problem presented by our case and competition sponsor, Ericsson.
This competition is a great opportunity for you to experience working on a consulting project, especially if you have been thinking about applying for a practicum subject such as the Business Practicum or Global Business Practicum. Participants will also have access to a number of exclusive workshops and an opportunity to impress and network with industry professionals.
Applications for the 2018 MBSSA Case Competition are now closed.
- Competition Structure
Registrations for the 2018 MBS SA Case Competition are now closed.
Registration will be open to both teams and individual participants.
- Team Registrations: Register a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 team members
- Individual Registrations: It is encouraged that all individual participants visit and join MBSSA’s MBSSA Case Comp Public Facebook Group which aims to facilitate team formation.
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 student from another faculty without proper notification and approval, your team will be disqualified with immediate effect.
Please ensure that all participating team members read the competition Rules and Regulations prior to registering. Participation in this competition is subject to the acceptance of the competition’s Rules and Regulations.
Case Competition Launch
Date: Monday 6 August
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Copland Theatre, The Spot
To begin the launch, Accenture and 180 Degrees will deliver a workshop to help the competing teams approach the case problem effectively and deliver meaningful actionable plans. Following on from this, representatives from Ericsson will present a case overview and crucial information regarding the case. To conclude, the MBSSA committee will elaborate regarding the key dates and structure of the competition.
Note: It is expected all team members be present at the launch.
Documentation Due: Monday 13 August 5.00pm
Finalised teams will be required to submit a pre-screening document which offers a brief overview of their case and strategy. The format, scope and other requirements of this document will be released at the Case Competition Launch.
Presentations Skills Workshop
Date: Friday 17 August
Location: Kwong Lee Dow 230, 234 Queensberry Street
This workshop will be presented by a professor of marketing, Simon Bell, who has a lot of experience in the case competition arena. He has also worked extensively with industry for the purposes of research, consulting and executive education, working with firms such as Goldman Sachs, Telstra, Shell, Agricultural Bank of China, IBM, Clayton Utz, and PWC, among others.
This workshop has been tailored specifically for students intending to participate in this semester's MBS Case Competition, attendance is highly recommended.
Date: Tuesday 21 August
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Level 2, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Teams that successfully progress through to the preliminary stage will be required to present their case for a panel of Ericsson representatives and industry professionals at the preliminaries.
At the conclusion of the preliminary round, the top 5 highest performing teams will be chosen to progress to the finals.
Date: Friday 24 August
Time: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: 4.012, The Spot, 198 Berkeley Street
In the final round of the Case Competition, the top 5 teams will present their case to a panel of Ericsson representatives, academics and audience, before the winners are selected and announced.
All University of Melbourne students are invited to attend and watch.
The UniMelb StartUp Pitch competition brings together students from across the University for a chance to pitch their startup idea to a panel of Australia's most prominent Angel Investors and Industry Experts for feedback and prizes!
UniMelb StartUp '17 has now concluded. Please keep an eye on this page for more information about UniMelb StartUp '18.