As business becomes more global and distances shorter, IESE has taken the initiative to unite future business leaders from Europe, North America and Asia in an event that fosters learning, sharing of ideas, and a healthy dose of competition.
The International MBA Case Competition began at IESE Business School in 1995 and has become an anticipated annual event. The competition, jointly sponsored by IESE and Roland Berger, brings together bright minds from the world’s leading MBA business schools.
Participants chosen to represent their schools will have a unique opportunity to work towards a business solution on a relevant and current case, an exercise which simulates the reality of a career in consulting.
Experienced consultants from Roland Berger will coach the teams during the competition and give valuable advice on developing analysis and preparing a convincing presentation. Finally, the participants will present their results in front of a jury of top-class business representatives.
But it is not all about competition: Participating teams will also have the great opportunity to network with international MBA students from renown business schools and Roland Berger employees from various offices as well as to enjoy the wonderful city of Barcelona together.
- Event: 28th International MBA Case Competition
Location: Barcelona, on IESE Campus
Date: March 9 – March 11, 2023
Teams: As a strategic management consultancy with European roots, Roland Berger appreciates diverse perspectives and personalities. Therefore, to align with Roland Berger’s core corporate values, we strongly encourage diverse teams for the Case Competition. Each team should consist of four (ideally first-year MBA students). If you are motivated to join the competition, please reach out to us to discuss the pre-selection process.
Eduardo Navas, Associate Director, IESE Career Development Center
Isabell Schoenemann, HR Manager, Roland Berger
Meike Dilger, HR Expert, Roland Berger
Attending Schools: Leading MBA business schools from all over the world compete against each other for the most creative solution and best strategy. Due to the limited number of slots for the event, we will give priority to those business schools that have already participated in past events and directly contact other schools when spots are available.
March 9, 2023
• Arrival to Barcelona
• Introduction of participants, case & rules
• Sightseeing & networking
March 10, 2023
• Case work
• Coaching & expert sessions by Roland Berger and IESE
March 11, 2023
• Final networking event
27th Case Competition 2022
- CHICAGO BOOTH
Winners of past International Case Competitions:
2022 IESE Business School
2021 Northwestern University (Kellogg)
2017 London Business School
2016 IESE Business School
2015 London Business School
2014 Chicago Booth
2013 London Business School
2011 Saïd Business School
2010 IESE Business School
2009 London Business School
2008 Chicago GSB
2007 NYU (Stern)
2006 London Business School
2005 MIT (Sloan)
2004 Western Ontario (Ivey)
2003 Northwestern University (Kellogg)
2002 Rotterdam School of Management
2001 Tuck School of Business
2000 Western Ontario (Ivey)
1999 Harvard Business School & London Business School
1998 University of Michigan
1997 Western Ontario (Ivey)
1996 Rotterdam School of Management