upcoming case competitions

Roland Berger International 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.

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.

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

Please refer to this website for more information.

Please submit your TEAMS (4) application by Sunday, January 9th by 11:59 PM. Current GPA of 3.0 or above is required to participate. Please submit your application to participate via CampusGroups. MBCP will then select the team(s) who will represent USC Marshall. Those who apply outside of the MBCP CampusGroups process will need to pay for their registration fees and may not be eligible to receive travel reimbursement from the Full-Time MBA Program Office.