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.
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.
Exciting Announcement: 2024 International Business Case Competition Goes In-Person!
Get ready for an exhilarating in-person experience at the 2024 International Business Case Competition hosted by GSU-CIBER! Mark your calendars for February 29 - March 1, 2024, at the GSU Buckhead Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
After years of virtual competitions, we're thrilled to bring back the energy of face-to-face interaction. Selected students from eight prestigious institutions will convene for a dynamic two-day event.
In a refreshing twist, the 2024 Case Competition introduces a new format. Students will collaborate with peers from different institutions and diverse business backgrounds to form teams. It's an opportunity to blend expertise and creativity for innovative solutions.
Prizes and Stipends
Compete for prestigious monetary prizes while showcasing your skills. Additionally, faculty advisors will receive a stipend (one per institution) for their invaluable support.
Don't miss this chance to network, innovate, and excel! Stay tuned for further updates and registration details. Let's make this in-person competition an unforgettable experience!
The event received much praise from the participants. Attendees expressed great satisfaction with the content and overall hosting of the event.
- 10 institutions participated
- 40 students
"We were honored to be part of a prestigious competition."
"Allows students to participate in an experiential learning activity and develop their research, communication, and teamwork skills."
"Thank you for allowing our school to participate. This is a wonderful learning experience for our students. I look forward to moving to the "live" in person
competition in 2024."
"The idea of organizing such an activity where students can express themselves and improve their problem-solving skills is already very nice. The event was organized in a systematic way. It was a serious and sincere organization."
"The GSU-CIBER Conference was again very good this year. While I wish our team had placed in the finalist round, the schools that participated were all fine institutions. However, I'm looking forward to returning to the previous format on-site with team diversity among the schools."