International Business Case Competition
2023 IB Case Competition
The International Business Case Competition is an annual event in which students from several different universities, especially minority-serving institutions, are placed in groups to solve a real-world business problem.
About the Competition
The challenge provides students with the opportunity to meet students from other universities as well as gain insight on real-world business issues. As the program provides each student with beneficial skills and experience, it also has strict criteria that must be followed. The students are assigned to teams of four students, but with the requirement that every student from the team is from a different university and majoring in a distinct field area. This will allow students to work through multiple cross-cultural obstacles, including different study habits, learning methods and even diverse university cultures. The fields represented during the Case Competition are Finance, Accounting, Marketing, and Management & Operations.
At the start of the first day, the students are given the time to participate in a variety of events that are meant to build up their trust and familiarity with each other. Later, each team is given its case and has the rest of the day to come up with the solution. On day two, the teams stand in front of a panel of judges and present their solution to the case.
The International Business Case Competition is funded by the U.S. Department of Education with the goal of mounting competitiveness in the global market. The competition not only allows students to work together in teams, but it also prepares them to enter the global job market, in which they will be confronted with actual business problems.
Interested in Participating?
GSU-CIBER is thrilled to announce that the 2023 International Business Case Competition hosted by Georgia State University CIBER will be March 2-3, 2023.
Traditionally, selected students travel to Atlanta, Georgia for a two-day event. However, out of an abundance of caution and alignment with current guidelines on large gatherings, the 2023 event will be held virtually. If your institution isinterested in participating, please complete and return the Commitment Form below at your soonest convenience.
Up to twelve institutions will be selected to participate in the case competition. The 2023 Case Competition will have a new format. Each institution will create and compete as their own school team.
While the selection of participating institutions is not strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis, timely submission of signed Commitment Forms will impact the selection process.
Again, students will be competing for monetary prizes. Additionally, a stipend will be provided to faculty advisors (one stipend per institution). A document providing further information regarding the role and responsibilities of faculty advisors is also attached.
2022 Case Competition
The event received much praise from the participants. Attendees expressed great satisfaction with the content and overall hosting of the event.
By the Numbers
- 7 institutions particpated
- 28 students
Quotes from Participants
"This has been an excellent experience. I am thankful for the opportunity."
"We loved the experience."
"Hope to be back next year."
"It gave the students a chance to improve their communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills."
"We would like to be invited back again to participate next year."
S. Tamer Cavusgil, Executive Director: [email protected]
Cuneyt Evirgen, Faculty Director: [email protected]
Paula Huntley, Managing Director: [email protected]
Michael Wallace, IIB Business Manager: [email protected]
Jamaica Villegas, Administrative & Event Coordinator: [email protected]
Location: 35 Broad Street, Suite 625, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, U.S.
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