Case competitions are an important part of the MBA experience, and MBAA encourages all students to make them part of their academic career.  Dozens of competitions take place throughout the year, sponsored by a wide array of schools, companies and organizations.  In many cases, Smith clubs help organize teams and competitions.  This list is not comprehensive, but it is a good starting point to help you think about which competitions you might want to be a part of.  If you know of a competition that is not listed here, please contact and we will add it to the list.

UMD and Local Competitions

Mergers and Acquisitions Case Competition


Leadership Under Fire

  • Students hold a press conference for professional journalists.  Sponsored by PCC and Net Impact


Deloitte Human Capital Case Competition

  • Problem-solving competition held in Deloitte’s Virginia offices.  Sponsored by MBA Consulting Club.


National and International Competitions



The Hult Prize


Deloitte National Case Competition


National Human Capital Case Competition


Marketing Summit


Alpha Challenge


Sustainable VCIC


Humana Healthcare Case Competition


National Real Estate Challenge


Rice Business Plan Competition


National Black MBA Case Competition


International Operations Case Competition


Net Impact Competition




Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge


MBA Stock Pick Challenge