Competitions

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 mbaa@rhsmith.umd.edu and we will add it to the list.

UMD and Local Competitions

Mergers and Acquisitions Case Competition

Sponsored by the MBA Finance Club, this competition brings teams from across the country.

http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/student-life-resources/signature-events/mergers-acquisitions-competition?destination=node/4451

 

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

VCIC

Worldwide Venture Capital Competition

http://www.vcic.unc.edu

 

The Hult Prize

Worldwide Social Entrepreneurship Competition

http://www.hultprize.org

 

Deloitte National Case Competition

General business problem solving

https://uscpp.deloitte.com/MBAWeb/generalui/generalindex.aspx

 

National Human Capital Case Competition

Sponsored by GE, Deloitte and Vanderbilit

http://humancapitalcasecompetition.com/

 

Marketing Summit

International marketing competiton sponsored by Wake Forest University

http://www.marketingsummitlive.com

 

Alpha Challenge

Investment management competition

http://www.alphachallenge.org

 

Sustainable VCIC

Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition

http://www.svcic.org

 

Humana Healthcare Case Competition

http://www.humanacasecompetition.com

 

National Real Estate Challenge

Real Estate competition sponsored by the University of Texas

http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Centers/REFIC/Real-Estate-Challenge.aspx

 

Rice Business Plan Competition

Entrepreneurship competition

http://alliance.rice.edu/rbpc.aspx

 

National Black MBA Case Competition

https://www.nbmbaa.org/programs/case

 

International Operations Case Competition

http://tepper.cmu.edu/current-students/current-graduate-students/student-clubs/operations-club/international-case-competition-icc/index.aspx

 

Net Impact Competition

http://leeds.colorado.edu/event/nicomp#overview

 

Cerebration

International problem-solving competition sponsored by University of Singapore

http://bschool.nus.edu/cerebration/2013/index.html

 

Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge

http://polskycenter.com/spitc/application.html

 

MBA Stock Pick Challenge

http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Parker-Center-for-Investment-Research/MBA-Stock-Pitch-Challenge.aspx