Case Competitions

2015 Case Competition

The 2015 Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition will take place February 5-7, 2015. Twelve schools from across the United States will be invited to participate in this exhilarating competition. Participants will have 24 hours to analyze a complex business strategy case and present to a panel of judges. This is an excellent networking opportunity for MBA students to interact with fellow MBAs from other programs as well as corporate sponsors and judges. The top three schools will receive cash prizes!

Judges for this event will be representative from some of the top corporations within the U.S., Illinois MBA alumni, and faculty and staff from the Illinois MBA. Not only is this an opportunity to showcase your skills, but an invaluable opportunity to network and build relationships with successful professionals.

To learn more about the competition, contact the Illinois MBA Student Affairs office at


Event sponsors are AT&T, Bosch, and EJ Gallo Winery.

AT&T Bosch EJ Gallo


External Case Competitions

Outside of hosting our own case competition, students from the MBA program compete in a number of other case competitions, not limited to but including the following:

  • National Association of Women MBA's (NAWMBA) Case Competition
    The first annual NAWMBA case competition brings together MBA teams comprised of some of the most promising female business minds. These women will have the opportunity to solve a real-world business challenge from a corporate sponsor and present their analysis to a panel of executives at the Career Conference in Kentucky. This is a unique experience for NAWMBA members to put their education to work, think outside the box and truly take the lead.
  • National Black MBA Association's Case Competition
    Graduate students from top business schools will compete for ranking, scholarship dollars and employment opportunities while participating in the NBMBAA Case Competition®. Students have the opportunity to analyze a real life complex business case and recommend solutions to a panel of senior level executives. Teams will showcase their communication skills, problem solving abilities, and proficiency in critical analysis and strategic thinking.
  • Ethics Case Competition at Baylor University
    This year's competition is built upon the success of the previous internal competition and Baylor's long-standing commitment to ethics and leadership. This competition is an example of Baylor's commitment to promote ethical leadership within the business school and in the larger business community. Through initiatives such as this competition, Baylor can play an important role in the national discourse on ethical leadership and provide a truly unique experience for students to engage in an experiential and interactive way to better understand the importance of ethics.
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