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What is a Case Competition?

What is a Case Competition?

Case Competitions, held around the world, are an excellent opportunity for students to sharpen their case analysis and problem-solving techniques, leadership and teamwork expertise, and communication skills. Additionally competitors build their resume and network with employers.

Who: All undergraduate and graduate (including WCL) students at AU as well as international partner schools of Kogod are invited to compete in teams of 3-5 students. Our judges are mostly alumni and area business leaders, many of whom have been judging the Competition for more than 5 years!

What: 3 days of preparation and a 1 day competition to solve a business case in teams.

Where: On the American University campus

When: February


  • Network with employers - Meet over 50 business leaders and provide them with your resume
  • Build your resume - Case Competition participation will impress.
  • Improve case analysis skills – You’ll need them to succeed in school and beyond.
  • Increase your Market Value - Next time you have an assignment for class or work, you’ll have added skills and experience.
  • Gain leadership, teamwork, & communication skills – Collaborate and make decisions with two to four other students under a deadline.
  • Practice case method of interviewing –Get vital preparation for this complex interviewing technique.
  • Take business outside the classroom - Real world business is competitive and interactive.
  • Develop confidence - Essential in networking and presenting.
  • Get expert feedback – Receive critiques and compliments from judges.
  • Connect with classmates – Build relationships with future colleagues.
  • Win cash and advance to a regional competition - You just might place!
  • Have Fun - Late night pizza with the teams during case week and case day receptions.