Working on a business case competition will see you work across time zones and continents with students from some of our world-class international partner universities. Gain an insight into what it’s like to work in a virtual team, something which global employers will require you to do on a daily basis.
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Case Competition: Semester One 2017/18Case Competition: Semester One 2017/18
6 universities. 5 time zones. 3 continents. Are you up for the challenge?
If you’re looking for a challenge and want to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to a real life business case look no further than our unique global case competition!
Join a unique collaboration between six universities across three continents and five time zones in our exclusive global business case competition, through our Academic Collaboration Network.
You will work in teams with students from top global institutions Boston University (USA), Fudan University (Shanghai, China), Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (India) and Yonsei University (South Korea).
How it works;
- Global organisation Fuji Xerox will provide a live consultancy project about their business in China
- We put you into teams, alongside students from the other ACN partner institutions
- Teams will have 2 ½ weeks to work on the case virtually across time zones and continents
- Teams will produce an executive summary, a 5 minute video and a collaboration report, to be reviewed by a panel of judges
Why take part;
- Challenge yourself, working virtually with across time zones and continents in a global team
- Boost your CV and enhance your global network
- Apply the theory taught in your degree programme to a real life business scenario
- Work with a mentor, from the school’s alumni network, who will provide advice and guidance to your team during the competition
- Big cash prizes!
Winning team - $2000
Second place team – $1000
Best collaborating team - $500
- Wednesday 25th October: Application deadline
- Tuesday 31st October: Competition briefing. You will be put into your teams and Fuji Xerox will provide the case
- Wednesday 15th November, 12pm (noon) GMT: submission deadline
- Friday 17th November: Competition judging
- Tuesday 21st November: the winners are announced and competition debriefing takes place
Applications are now open! Apply by completing the application before Wednesday 25th October.
Please note you will be expected to work on the competition during evenings and weekends!
For queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Case Competition: Semester One 2016/17Case Competition: Semester One 2016/17
Six Universities. Six time zones. Three continents. Are you up for the challenge?
Want to give your CV that global edge and boost your global network? Look no further than our global case competition.
Join a unique collaboration between six universities across three continents and six time zones in our exclusive Semester 1 global case competition, through our Academic Collaboration Network.
You will work in teams with students from top global institutions Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (India’s #1 ranked management school), competing against teams with students from Boston University (USA), St. Gallen University (Switzerland) and Yonsei University (South Korea).
Applications for this Case Competition have now closed, for queries, please contact email@example.com.
How it worked
Indian multinational Mahindra will provide you with a business case
Teams had two and a half weeks to work virtually across time zones and continents
Teams produced an executive summary and a five-minute video, which was reviewed by the judges
Why students took part
Challenge yourself, working virtually with your team across time zones- skills you can evidence to future employers
Boosts your resume and enhance your network
Apply the theory taught in your degree programme to a real life business scenario
Found out how global organisation Mahindra, ranked 21st in India’s Fortune 500, operates
Worked with a mentor, who will provide advice and guidance to your team during the competition
Cash prizes of $2000 for the winning team and $1000 for the runners up!
Tuesday 25 October: Application deadline
Wednesday 2 November: Competition briefing session
Monday 21 November: Competition judging
Tuesday 22 November: Winners announced
Case Competition Semester Two 2016/17Case Competition Semester Two 2016/17
Students worked in teams with other students from the Business School on a real life business case for start-up OnlineFuels.
OnlineFuels was founded in 2016 by Business School graduate James Stairmand to create an independent exchange linking the buyers and sellers of physical oil. The platform James and his team have developed allows importers and refiners to see demand within a given region and execute sales, with live market movement tracking.
More about Online Fuels and the case
OnlineFuels currently operates nationally but is looking to use its current business model in other markets across the globe. This is where you come in...
James, Founder and CEO of OnlineFuels is also keen to offer one-year placements exclusively for Business School students, so if you are a second year undergraduate, this is the perfect way to gain an insight into OnlineFuels to see if they may be the placement provider for you.
How it worked
OnlineFuels briefed teams via video conference on Monday 6 February.
Teams then had two weeks to work on the case, working with a mentor from our alumni network.
Teams produced an executive summary and presentation, which will be delivered to a team of judges including the CEO of the company, James Stairmand.
Why students took part
- Challenged themselves and developed skills you can evidence to future employers
- Being part of a meaningful project which will impact the international strategy of OnlineFuels
- Boosted their CV (resume) and enhance your network
- Applied the theory taught in your degree programme to a real life business scenario
- Worked with a mentor, who will provide advice and guidance to your team during the competition
- Cash prizes of £400 for the winning team and £200 for the runners up!
Thursday 2nd February: Application deadline
Monday 6th February: Competition briefing session
Monday 20th February: Competition judging
Wednesday 22nd February: Winners announced at our Gain a Global Advantage Celebration event!