International Case Competitions

Test your business skills against the world’s best in virtual International Case Competitions.

The Faculty of Business and Economics is proud to have competed in International Case Competitions (ICC) with leading universities around the globe for two decades.

The 2021 training program has been adapted to our new virtual environment. You will attend a series of online workshops designed to develop your consulting skills, and participate in weekend practice cases.

The program will be strongly supported by ICC alumni from leading consulting firms and investment banks. Senior FBE academics and alumni will deliver practical workshops, judge practice cases and mentor you through the process.

You will compete in virtual case competitions in 2021 and will become part of the ICC alumni network.

Bachelor of Commerce alumna Rachel Xu (second left) participated in the Champions Trophy Case Competition (Auckland) in 2015.

“The training over the summer was an incredibly effective — albeit demanding — bootcamp in professional skills. We learned how to break down abstract and/or complex problems, and how to be creative without being outlandish (most of the time). We learned what it actually meant to “tell a good story”, which I previously discarded as a meaningless cliché, but ultimately came to appreciate the value of clear, simple, and compelling communication. We learned how to stay calm under time pressure, and how to work with diverse (and divergent) personalities. I have no doubt that the skills I developed through ICC prepared me well for my job in consulting.”

Rachel Xu, International Case Competition Alumna (2015)

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be a current BCom student; and
  • have completed at least 75 credit points by the end of 2020; and
  • have at least 25 credit points remaining in your degree (including Honours) in Semester 1, 2021.

How do I apply?

Apply via the 'Apply now' section. Applications close at 11:59 pm AEDT on Sunday 18 October 2020. 

To complete your application, you will need to provide the following:

  1. Your resume - the file name should be: FamilyName_FirstName_StudentID_resume.pdf
  2. A current photo (face) - the file name should be: FamilyName_FirstName_StudentID_photo.jpeg
  3. A statement of your results from my.unimelb - the file name should be: FamilyName_FirstName_StudentID_results.pdf
  4. A two to three minute video recording responding to the following questions:
  • Why you would like to participate in the ICC program? (approx 30 seconds)
  • What is the strongest technical skill you bring to ICC (e.g., financial analysis, strategy development) and why you believe this? (approx 1 minute)
  • What is the strongest soft skill you bring to ICC (e.g., public speaking, developing slide decks, team work, leadership, etc.) and why you believe this? (approx 1 minute)
  • If you’re successful in your ICC application, what is an area (this can be a technical or soft skill) that you feel you need further development in. (approx 30 seconds)

To assist you in preparing your application video, please refer to the video recording guidelines here.

Selection process

  1. All applications will be assessed by a panel of academics and International Case Competition alumni.
  2. Results of the selection round will be communicated via email by Tuesday 27 October 2020.
  3. Interviews will take place on Friday 30 October 2020. You must be available all day, as interview times will be randomly allocated.
  4. Outcomes for the 2021 ICC program will be communicated via email by 6 November 2020.

Compulsory dates

If you are shortlisted or selected to compete in the International Case Competition training program, you must be available for an interview on Friday 30 October, orientation on Saturday 28 November and the intensive training program delivered during the summer vacation period (dates to be confirmed).

Costs and payments

Participation in the ICC training program is free for all selected students. The Faculty of Business and Economics will pay for flights and accommodation expenses related to competitions (subject to COVID-19 travel restrictions in 2021).

Information sessions

View the recording of the information session below.

Apply now

Applications for ICC 2021 are currently closed.

Student stories

Read about previous student experiences in the FBE Newsroom.

Contact us

If you have any questions about ICC 2021 please send an email to fbe-icc@unimelb.edu.au