International Case Competitions

Compete in an overseas case competition and test your business skills against the world’s best.

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

Participants attend a series of workshops and participate in practice cases, developing consulting and presentation skills. Students are then sponsored to travel and compete in business case competitions at top universities around the world.

The ICC program is strongly supported by ICC alumni from leading consulting firms and investment banks. Senior FBE academics and alumni deliver practical workshops, judge practice cases and mentor you through the process. At the conclusion of the program, students become part of the ICC alumni network.

In 2023, teams competed in Auckland, Gainesville, Los Angeles, Copenhagen and Budapest.

Thammasat Undergraduate Business Challenge team with their trophy (L-R): Zoe Giagoudakis, Max Liu, Joe Christie and David Lawlor

"For the past two years, most student experiences, including case competitions, were relegated to online Zoom windows and students' bedrooms. But as normality returns, so too have these events. Chief among them is the International Case Competition program, in which the Faculty of Business and Economics trains students in case consulting and sends them overseas to represent the university."

Read more about David Lawlor's experience in the International Case Competition Program, being  a part of the first team to be sent overseas after the pandemic.

David Lawlor's ICC experience

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 2022; and
  • have at least 25 credit points remaining in your degree (including Honours) in Semester 1, 2023.

Key dates

If you are shortlisted or selected to compete in the International Case Competition training program, you must be available in Melbourne for an interview, orientation and the intensive training program delivered during the summer vacation period.

Information sessionThursday 8 September 2022
Access the recording here
Applications  openMonday 19 September 2022
Applications closeSunday 9 October 2022
InterviewsMonday 17 October 2022
Orientation daySaturday 26 November 2022
Training days Commencing end of November 2022, for 3 months during the summer vacation period.
ICC training typically runs on Wednesday evenings (from 6pm) and on weekends.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete an application form and provide the following:

  1. **Your resume [1 page maximum] - 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. Responses to two short questions [maximum 200 words each]:
    • Why is participation in ICC important to you?
    • What is the strongest technical skill and the strongest soft skill you will bring to an ICC team?  Explain why you believe these are your strengths.

**Use your resume to demonstrate your capacity to thrive in a mobility program.

Things to include in your resume:
  • Activities, experiences , qualifications, and/or achievements. These may be academic, extra-curricular, work-related or personal in nature.
  • Technical, professional or interpersonal skills
Do not include:
  • Contact details
  • High school results or ATAR
  • Your degree, major, or current WAM
  • Referees

Selection process

  1. Applications will be assessed by a panel of academics and ICC alumni.
  2. Results of the selection round will be communicated via email.
  3. Interviews will be conducted by academics and ICC alumni.
  4. Outcomes for the ICC program will be communicated via email.

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).

Applications

Applications for the 2023 International Case Competition program are closed. Applications for the 2024 program will open in Semester 2, 2023.

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.

International Case Competition participants will be able to reflect on their growth in Innovation and receive a digital credential to share with their networks.

Contact us

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