March 3 & 4, 2022

In-person Case Competition

First Prize: $10,000

The application deadline is January 9, 2022 (11:59 pm PST)

*Application details will be available soon*

Contact ebgcc@uscmsb.onmicrosoft.com with questions & concerns

USC Marshall Teams: When the application becomes available, please apply directly through MBCP. Thank you!

OVerview

Inspired by USC Marshall's achievement of being the first top business school to achieve gender parity, Everyone’s Business Global Case Competition takes a unique approach to the traditional business school case competition, allowing student teams to provide strategic consulting on a pressing business issue related to equity in business.

Since 2001, USC Marshall has hosted the Global Consulting Challenge (GCC), bringing together the brightest minds globally to address and propose solutions to challenging business problems for companies like Google, Amazon, Disney and Toyota. In 2019, student leaders from USC Marshall Business Competition Program and Graduate Women in Business transformed the Global Consulting Challenge into the Everyone's Business Global Case Competition (EBGCC).

Now, in its fourth year, EBGCC will remain to be presented by the Marshall Business Competition Program and generously sponsored by UBS. We are excited to welcome back teams from leading global business schools to join us in person on March 3 and 4, 2022.

kEY DATES

January 9, 2022: Applications Due

January 19, 2022: Participating Teams Announced

February 4, 2022: Prompt Release

February 11, 2022: Team questions about the prompt submitted

February 17, 2022 @ 4pm PT: Q&A Session with UBS via recorded Zoom session

March 3, 2022:  Kick-Off Event and Dinner

March 4, 2022: Everyone’s Business Global Case Competition

View Highlights from EBGCC 2020

FORMAT

The prompt will be announced on February 11, 2022. Teams will have the opportunity to submit clarifying questions about the prompt until February 14. Questions will be addressed on a Zoom session during the week of February 14, 2022; the session will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.

On Friday, March 4, teams will be assigned to one of three rooms for the preliminary round of the competition. Teams will have 15-minutes to present, and 10-minutes of for Q&A.

After the completion of the first round, the finalists will be announced. The three advancing teams will give their full presentations live in the final round (15 minutes). No changes to the original deck submission will be permitted. There will be 10 minutes for Q&A. Once concluded, the judges will deliberate, and the winner will be announced at the Awards Banquet in the evening.

A keynote speaker and networking/feedback opportunities will be included in the schedule. All teams are expected to attend these events.

APPLICATION PROCESS

*Application details will be available soon, please check back for further updates*

When the application becomes available, teams of four to five MBA or Specialized Graduate Students can submit applications through this portal.

Each individual applicant will be asked to respond to the prompt: What do you see as a pressing issue hindering equity in business?

In addition to the individual responses, teams must collaboratively answer the prompt: What will make your team successful in this case competition?

Note: There is a separate application process for USC Marshall internal applications.

Rules & Eligibility

  • The Everyone’s Business Global Case Competition is open to teams of MBA students or specialized graduate students who are currently enrolled in a business program at an invited business school. Teams will be comprised of four to five students, at least two of whom must be MBA students. Priority will be given to teams that include underrepresented populations in business schools.
  • In the spirit of this competition and USC’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion, we encourage invited schools to build teams with diverse backgrounds and expertise in a wide range of business disciplines, including economics, finance, marketing, strategy, and management.
  • Accepted teams are responsible for obtaining all permissions and information required to participate from their respective college or university.
  • All team members must submit their information in a single form, and each team must designate a team captain to serve as the lead contact.
  • Universities are welcome to submit applications for more than one team. However, only one team per university may ultimately compete. Participation by a school in a prior USC case competition does not guarantee participation in this competition.
  • Once a team is selected to compete, any replacement team member must complete an application in order to be granted entry into the competition. A team may be disqualified at the host’s discretion if all members of the team are not present for their presentation on March 4, 2022.
  • In order to ensure neutrality, in the weeks leading up to the competition and during the competition itself, participating schools will be recognized only by their team aliases, not by their home school names. Presentation slides and materials should not contain any references to school names.

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