International Case Competitions

The Faculty of Business and Economics attends some of the best International Case Competitions in the world. We have sent students to dozens of exciting destinations over almost two decades, and next year it could be you!

In 2018, our teams competed in Auckland, Los Angeles, Oslo, Vancouver, Montreal and Bangkok. Read all about their experiences in the FBE Newsroom.

Destinations for 2019 include:

  • Auckland, NZ: Champions Trophy Case Competition (27 January - 3 February)
  • LA, USA: Marshall International Case Competition (19 February - 23 February)
  • Segovia, Spain: IE Business School BBA Business Challenge (20 February - 22 February)
  • Montreal, Canada: McGill Management International Case Competition (10 March - 16 March)
  • Seattle, USA: Global Business Case Competition (9 April - 13 April)
  • 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 2018; and
    • Have at least 25 credit points remaining in your degree (including Honours) in Semester 1, 2019.

    You MUST be available on Wednesday evenings and weekends for training between 17 November and the date of the competition that you are selected to go to.

  • How do I apply?
    1. Online applications open on Monday 6 August and must be submitted online by midnight on Thursday 30 August
    2. All applications will be assessed by a panel of academics and International Case Competition alumni
    3. Results of the selection round will be communicated via email by 6 September
    4. Interviews will take place on Friday 5 October. You must be available all day, as interview times will be randomly allocated.

    Applications for the 2019 International Case Competition program have now closed.

  • Selection process

    Please note that you need only submit one application form to be considered for all competitions. If successful in your application and interview, you will be placed in a team designed for one specific competition/destination according to your team's strengths.

    To complete your application, you will need to prepare in advance:

    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 response to the following statements (maximum 250 words each):
      • Describe the personal attributes and skill set that you will bring to an international case competition team.
      • Describe the personal attributes and skill sets you feel would be needed in your team to complement your own

    Note: If shortlisted, you must be available for the following period:

    • Interview day - Friday 5 October
    • If selected to compete at an International Case Competition, you are required to be available for Orientation Day (Saturday 20 October), as well as a three-month training program on Wednesdays (from 6pm), Saturdays and Sundays over the summer vacation, commencing on 17 November (except the University holiday period; 22 December - 2 January)
  • Costs and payments

    All accommodation for every competition is paid for by the Faculty. Participating students also receive a bursary which covers the cost of flights and sundries.