How do I benefit?
- Engage with the next generation of business leaders
- Generate ideas on solutions to your business’ challenges and opportunities
- Opportunities to be involved range from being a competition judge, developing a case study, providing financial support or in-kind support for competitions logistics and prizes
- Actively involve yourself in the student community and support their growth
Our range of case competition programs offer students the chance to develop solutions to industry challenges and apply their theory to real-world business questions and cases. This also offers industry the chance to interact with some of our brightest students and be involved in high-profile activities.
Our partners from previous years have included commercial and investment banks, management consultancies, community sector organisations, government bodies, corporations and industry experts.
How does it work?
Competitions run both locally and globally, on and off campus. On campus, we run at least two faculty-run business case competitions each year, each with its own theme.
High-calibre student teams run through a series of challenges with the goal of tackling real world business case studies and provide innovative solutions to real-life companies within a limited time-frame.
Through a process of elimination, the top performing teams enter a finals round, where they pitch their solution to a panel of expert judges. Winning teams are eligible for a range of prizes and recognition.
This sounds great. What’s next?
Contact one of our expert team members to discuss how you can get involved. We can tailor sponsorship and participation packages, according to your needs and resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the students?
High-achieving early career Bachelor of Commerce and specialist Masters students studying in the business fields of Accounting, Econometrics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Management and Marketing students studying in the business fields of Accounting, Econometrics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Management and Marketing.
When do the competitions take place?
Competitions normally take place in the second half of the year, from July to September. We generally have sponsors confirmed in the first quarter, so we can start promoting the competition to students.
What type of cases are generally given and is this open to any industry?
Over the years, we have had a range of cases from different industry sectors. We can provide more details and examples during an in-depth discussion with you as to what will work.
What are the costs involved for sponsorship?
You will be assigned a dedicated account manager who can efficiently manage any day to day queries. Depending on your type of sponsorship and involvement, you may also be involved in designing the case with our academic team with opportunities for mentoring and professional development days. We will provide timelines and detail in advance to ensure that your organisation's involvement can be managed and planned for.
What will I get in return for sponsorship?
We can tailor sponsorship packages to broadly suit your organisational goals. This activity can help promote your brand both internally at the University to students and staff, and externally through a range of marketing channels.
Past sponsors have been able to connect with and recruit our brightest students who take part in case competitions. Being a judge or mentor can provide a great professional development opportunity and ultimately, your sponsorship will give something back, in helping to shape the minds of students and learn.
This sounds great, but we run our own corporate student case competitions/hackathons/business challenges. Are you able to promote these?
Yes, we can promote your organisation's programs through a range of channels, once we have ensured that the programs are suitable for our students. Please contact us to find out more.