The Notre Dame MBA

Case competition performance

Case competitions have become the varsity sport of MBA programs. The competitions have many of the same hallmarks as a tight athletic contest: careful strategies that may change on the fly, teamwork, a relentless ticking clock, and ultimately, the chance to let your talents shine above top-notch competitors.

And like sports, the competitions have fired up the “Fighting Irish” in the business arena, resulting in a number of first-place wins.

These case competitions provide students with another opportunity to develop problem-solving and presentation skills under pressure, using real-world scenarios. The competitions also can be considered dress rehearsals for job interviews, because the judges often are recruiters seeking MBA candidates for hire.

Recent Case Competition wins, include:

BYU Social Entrepreneurship Case Competition
First Place (March 2014)

University of Louisville Cardinal Challenge (Business Plan Competition)
First Place (March 2014)

Arthur W. Page Society Case-Writing Competition
Second and Third Place (March 2014)

KeyBank Ohio State Diversity Case Competition
First Place (March 2014)

BP Professional Responsibility Case Competition
Second Place (February 2014)

Venture Capital Investment Competition (Central Region)
Second Place - Regional (February 2014)

Leeds Net Impact Case Competition
Second Place (February 2014)

SDSU International Sports MBA Case Competition
First Place (February 2014)

ACG Indiana M&A Cup
Second Place (February 2014)

ND E&Y Diversity Case Competition
First and Third Place (February 2014)

John Molson International Case Competition
Division Winner / Semifinalist (January 2014)

Rutgers Business School Biopharmaceutical Case Competition
Third Place (November 2013)

Shamrock Series Case Competition on Big Data by AT&T
First and Third Place (October 2013)

ND Business Analytics Case Competition
First, Second and Third Place (April 2013)

ND E&Y Diversity Case Competition
First and Second Place (April 2013)

ND Marketing Case Competition (Adobe)
First, Second and Third Place (April 2013)

BYU Social Entrepreneurship Case Competition
First Place (March 2013)

Eisenberg Real Estate Challenge
Second Place (February 2013)

Aspen Case Competition
Third Place (April 2012)

IBM Data Analytics Case Competition
Second and Third Place (April 2012)

Purdue Human Capital Case Competition
Second Place (April 2012)

Mendoza Marketing Symposium
First Place (March 2012)
On Campus Case Competition for Top MidWest MBA Programs
Sponsored by the Campbell's Company

BYU Social Entrepreneurship Competition
First Place (March 2012)
Participating School included BYU, George Washington University, and Cornell.

Sony Marketing Case Competition
Third Place (February 2012)
Participating School included NYU, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UT Austin.

Arthur W. Page Society Case Study Competition
First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize-Business Category (February 2012)
Hosted by The Arthur W. Page Society in alliance with the Institute for Public Relations

Duke Fuqua Finance Club Case Competition
First Place (November 2011)
Hosted by Duke in Raleigh, North Carolina and judged by a panel of investment bankers

MBA Women International Case Competition
First Place (September 2011)
Hosted by MBA Women International Conference in Dallas, Texas and Sponsored by OMNI Hotels.
Competitors included Chicago and UT-Dallas.

ACG Cup Mergers & Acquisitions Case Competition - Indiana
First Place (April 2011)
125 Business Schools participated in ACG Cup competitions in 26 regional events hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth Global.

Ernst & Young Consulting Competition
First Place (February 2011)
Hosted by Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Rocky Mountain Regional of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)
Second Place (February 2011)
Hosted by Leeds School at the University of Colorado
Competitors included Michigan, Chicago, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Purdue.

Smith M&A Case Competition
First Place (October 2010)
Competitors included teams from 25 business schools including Case Western Reserve University, Chicago, Berkeley, American, Purdue, and Texas at Austin.

Aspen Institute's 2010 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition
Second Place (May 2010)
Competitors included teams from 25 business schools including Case Western Reserve University (first place), NYU, Northwestern, Dartmouth, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Arthur W. Page Society Case Study Competition
Grand Prize, First Prize and Second Prize (April 2010)
Hosted by The Arthur W. Page Society in alliance with the Institute for Public Relations
Other prize winners included students from the University of Alabama, the University of North Carolina and Syracuse University.

Ninth Annual Leeds Net Impact Case Competition
First Place (February 2010)
Hosted by Leeds School at the University of Colorado
Competitors included 61 teams from 39 business schools

Rocky Mountain Regional of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)
Second Place (February 2010)
Hosted by Leeds School at the University of Colorado
Competitors included Northwestern, Purdue, Chicago, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Berkeley Marketing Case Competition
First Place (March 2009)
Hosted by University of California, Berkeley
Competitors included Chicago, Berkeley, Georgetown, UCLA and Thunderbird.

19th Annual Wake Forest MBA Marketing Case Competition
Second Place (February 2009)
Hosted by Wake Forest University
Competitors included Virginia, California-Berkeley, Harvard, Chicago, Wake Forest, Washington and Ohio State.

Rocky Mountain Regional of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)
Third Place (February 2009)
Hosted by Leeds School at the University of Colorado
Competitors included Northwestern, Purdue, Chicago, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Purdue B2B Case Competition
First Place (October 2008)
Hosted by Purdue University
Competitors included Carnegie Mellon, Vanderbilt, Penn State, Purdue, Baylor and Indiana.

Microsoft/Dell Case Competition
Finalist (Top 6 out of 45) (October 2008)
Hosted by the sponsoring companies
Finalists included North Carolina, Texas, Washington, MIT and Carnegie Mellon.
First round competitors included Cornell, Emory, Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue Washington, Tulane, Illinois and USC.

Bearing Point Michigan/Notre Dame Strategy Challenge
First Place (September 2008)
Hosted by the University of Notre Dame
Competition was a duel between Michigan and Notre Dame, with 6 teams fielded total between the two schools.

BearingPoint Intern Strategy Challenge
Second Place (March 2008)
Competitors included Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.

Rocky Mountain Regional of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)
First Place (February 2008)
Hosted by Leeds School at the University of Colorado
Competitors included Northwestern, Purdue, Chicago, Michigan and Wisconsin.

UNC Kraft Marketing Case Challenge
First, Second, Third Place (February 2008)
Hosted by the University of North Carolina
ND MBAs were team members on the first, second and third-place teams in the competition that builds teams with students from different MBA programs.
Thirteen top business schools were represented, including UNC, MIT, Georgetown, Duke and California-Berkeley.

Northwestern Biotech Case Competition
First Place (January 2008)
Hosted by Kellogg School at Northwestern University
Competitors included Northwestern, Chicago and Texas at Austin.