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

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


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


Worldwide Venture Capital Competition


The Hult Prize

Worldwide Social Entrepreneurship Competition


Deloitte National Case Competition

General business problem solving


National Human Capital Case Competition

Sponsored by GE, Deloitte and Vanderbilit


Marketing Summit

International marketing competiton sponsored by Wake Forest University


Alpha Challenge

Investment management competition


Sustainable VCIC

Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition


Humana Healthcare Case Competition


National Real Estate Challenge

Real Estate competition sponsored by the University of Texas


Rice Business Plan Competition

Entrepreneurship competition


National Black MBA Case Competition


International Operations Case Competition


Net Impact Competition



International problem-solving competition sponsored by University of Singapore


Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge


MBA Stock Pick Challenge