BCom Case Competition
Solve an existing business challenge, learn from corporate sponsors and get hands-on management consulting experience.
The Bachelor of Commerce Case Competition (BComp) offers an opportunity to test your business case-solving skills, receive training from and network with corporate sponsors and get hands-on experience as a management consultant.
Why should I apply?
By participating in the BCom Case Competition, you will get the opportunity to:
- Solve real life business problems
- Learn about management consulting and industry trends
- Meet and network with your peers
- Apply and integrate knowledge gained from your classes
- Develop skills that you can take with your beyond your BCom degree
Who can apply?
Teams consist of four students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce, second year and above including Honours.
Participation in the 2022 competition is subject to the acceptance of the competition’s Participant Rules and Guidelines.
In 2022, the following monetary prizes were awarded to the winning teams:
- 1st Place - $3,500
- 2nd Place - $2,500
- 3rd Place - $1,500
- 4th Place - $1,000
Team members of the winning team are also offered a guaranteed interview for the International Case Competition program, if eligible.
2023 Key Dates
|Registrations open||Monday 17 July - Sunday 13 August|
|Social mixer||Tuesday 22 August|
|Case launch||Friday 25 August|
|Session 1: Crack-the-Case||Tuesday 29 August|
|Q&A team question submissions due||Thursday 31 August|
|Q&A session||Tuesday 5 September|
|Pre-screening submissions due||Wednesday 6 September, 11.59pm|
|Preliminary outcomes available||Tuesday 12 September|
|Session 2: Presenting-to-Win||Friday 15 September|
|Preliminary round||Tuesday 19 September|
|Final round||Friday 22 September|
“The quality of the presentations has been fantastic and I’m blown away every year by the talent on display, and their structured problem-solving, creativity and presentation skills.”
David Mackay (SPP), 2022 BCom Case Competition final round judge
2022 BComp 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.
UBS (Major Partner)
UBS Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, execution and comprehensive access to international capital markets. In Australia, our local insight and experience combined with our global franchise provides a differentiated offering and positions UBS as the leading investment bank in Australasia.
CFA Society Melbourne (Major Partner)
The CFA Society Melbourne represents the interests of over 900 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.
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.
BComp participants will be able to reflect on their growth in Innovation and receive a digital credential to share with their networks.