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 explore the fascinating city of Barcelona! They will get in touch with international MBA students from renown business schools and Roland Berger employees from different offices.

  • Location: IESE Business School, Barcelona
    Date: February 13-16, 2020
    Application Deadline: September 30, 2019
    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 IESE Organizing Committee.
    Expenses: Teams will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to Barcelona. Roland Berger will then cover all expenses related to each team’s stay while in Barcelona, i.e. accommodation, meals, and local transportation. If you have any further questions please contact any of the following members from the
    Organizing Committee: Noel Quiaoit, IESE Career Development Center Associate Director – and Isabell Schoenemann, Human Resources, Roland Berger –
    Attending Schools: Leading business schools from all over the world compete against each other for the most creative solution and best strategy. If you are interested in representing your business school at the International MBA Case Competition in Barcelona, please contact us no later than September 30, 2019. Due to the limited number of slots, we would like to give priority to business schools which have already participated in past events.
  • 24th Case Competition 2019

    Winning Team:

    Participating schools:

    • CEIBS
    • HKUST
    • NUS
    • ESADE
    • IVEY
    • TUCK
    • LBS
    • IESE

    Winners of past International Case Competitions:

    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