UCE Deloitte Business Case Competition

Do you see yourself leading a company one day - CEO? CFO? Start that journey with a Business Case Competition.

The UCE Deloitte Business Case Competition is a great way to hone your skills. It is one of the best ways to kick-start a career in consulting and professional services.

Some of the world’s brightest students (people like you) are taking part in Business Case Competitions all over the world. Case Competitions develop and test your skills as an innovative, creative and critical thinker.

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Click here to register for the 90 Minute Case Competition on the 18th of March (2.30pm-5.30pm)


Typical 90 Minute Case Comp. Schedule 

Start - 0:15 Team formation and How to Case Comp Q+A
0:15 - 1:45 90 minute Case Competition
1:45 - 2:00 Transition
2:00 - 3:00 Presentations
End -  Pizza!

What happens?

At each 90-minute case competition you will:

  • Develop your skills - Case competitions are an opportunity to hone your business skills. This includes hard skills like strategic and financial analysis as well as soft skills like teamwork and communication.

  • Analyse the case - In the afternoon the team receives a 'case' - often developed around a real-world company.

  • Prepare a strategy - As a team, you have 90 minutes hour to pull the case apart. You develop an innovative, creative and workable strategy for the company to put in place.

  • Pitch your concept - At the end of the competition, you present your strategy to a panel of judges (this sometimes includes a representative of the company at the center of the case)

Top performers at UC competitions are selected to travel to national and international case competitions - a perfect opportunity to prove yourself and grow your professional networks.

Several past competitors have received job offers as a direct result of attending these national competitions. 


What is a case competition?

The case competition involves working with your team (4 people) to analyse a business case and make recommendations to the organisation the case is focused on. The judging panel stands in for the board of directors or executive team of the organisation - you have to convince them that your strategy will effectively deliver the goods!

How long do we present?

Each team will present for 5 minutes and answer questions from the judges for 3 minutes.

How many people in a team?

You compete in teams of 4.

Can I signup with a friend?

Yes, you just have to make sure each individual fills in this form and names the people you are signing up with. You can sign up as an individual, with a friend or two, and as a whole team of 4. Encourage your friends and classmates to sign up.

Are there any restrictions on age/degree/field etc?

There are no restrictions on entry into the UCE Deloitte Case Competition Programme - UC students of any age and programme of study can compete.

Some National and International competitions may have restrictions. For example, the SDS National Series is only eligible to undergraduates under 25 years old.

If you have any questions drop into the Centre for Entrepreneurship (6th Floor, Rehua) or email james.carr@canterbury.ac.nz

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