MBA Case Competition

Case Competition

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, sponsored by IESE and Roland Berger, brings together bright minds from the world’s leading 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. All work and no play is no life for a consultant. Participating teams will also have the opportunity to network with international MBA students from renown business schools and Roland Berger employees from different offices.

  • Location: Hybrid
    Date: February 19 – March 5, 2022 (part-time)
    Teams: As a consultancy with European roots, Roland Berger appreciates diverse perspectives and personalities. The team representing your school at the Case Competition should consist of four first-year MBA students of at least three different nationalities. Moreover, every team member must speak a minimum of one other language besides English. Your school’s Consulting Club will be responsible for selecting the participants (preferably based on a preliminary internal case competition) and submitting their names and CVs to the Organizing Committee.

    Organizing Committee:

    Eduardo Navas, Associate Director, IESE Career Development Center
    Isabell Schoenemann, HR Manager, Roland Berger
    Pia Beck, HR Expert, Roland Berger

    Attending Schools
    : Leading 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, we will give priority to the business schools that have already participated in past events and directly contact other schools when we have available spots. Due to the current uncertain situation regarding COVID-19, next year’s Case Competition will take place in a hybrid set up that could be switched to remote if needed.

    February 19, 2022

    • Introduction of participants and case, rules, networking

    February 21 – March 3, 2022

    • Case work (part-time in parallel to your MBA program)
    • Roland Berger training, coaching, IESE expert session (diverse short sessions spread over the weeks)

    March 4, 2022

    • Arrival to Barcelona, sightseeing & networking

    March 5, 2022

    • Presentations
    • Final networking event

  • 27th Case Competition 2022

    IESE Winner Team

    Winning Team:

    Participating schools:

    • CEIBS
    • ESADE
    • HKUST
    • IESE
    • INSEAD
    • LBS
    • ROSS
    • TUCK

    Winners of past International Case Competitions:

    2022 IESE Business School
    2021 Northwestern University (Kellogg)
    2020 INSEAD
    2019 HKUST
    2018 CEIBS
    2017 London Business School
    2016 IESE Business School
    2015 London Business School
    2014 Chicago Booth
    2013 London Business School
    2012 INSEAD
    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


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