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 (or 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

2022 Key Dates

ActivityDate (AEST)
Registrations openMonday 11 July, 9am
Social activityTBC
Registrations closeSunday 31 July, 11.59pm
Case launchWednesday 3 August, time TBC
Session 1: Crack-the-CaseThursday 4 August, time TBC
Q&A team question submissions dueFriday 5 August, 11.59pm
Q&A sessionTuesday 9 August,  time TBC
Pre-screening submissions dueWednesday 10 August,  11.59pm
Preliminary outcomes availableTuesday 16 August
Session 2: Presenting-to-WinWednesday 17 August, time TBC
Preliminary roundMonday 22 August, time TBC
FinalsWednesday 24 August, time TBC

2021 prizes

In 2021, monetary prizes awarded to the winning teams were:

  • 1st Place - $3,500
  • 2nd Place - $2,500
  • 3rd Place - $1,000
  • 4th Place - $1,000

Team members of the winning team were also offered a guaranteed interview for the International Case Competition program*.

Who can apply?

Teams consist of four students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce, second year and above including Honours.

Participation in the 2021 competition was subject to the acceptance of the competition’s Participant Rules and Guidelines (updated on 23 July).

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“...the main skill I developed was the ability to break down a complex problem into a series of steps to achieve an overall outcome. It was also a chance to hone our teamwork, communication, and creativity, all of which are important in the workplace.”

Anthony Wong, BCom Case Competition winner 2020

Read more about the 2020 BComp

2021 BComp 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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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.

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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.