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Annual Kogod Case Competition

Join us on campus for one of the premier events of the Kogod School of Business.

The Kogod Case Competition is an excellent opportunity for students to sharpen their communication skills, presentation style, and problem-solving techniques.

Students have the opportunity to network with business leaders who judge the competition and the event is open to all graduate and undergraduate students at AU and invited Kogod-partner schools.

Registration for the 2019-2020 competition will open in September 2019.

Questions? Contact Andrew Toczydlowski at (202) 885-1982 or kogodcasecomp@american.edu.

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Winners!

1st Place (Gradaute Division), 3Bs Consulting
1st Place (Junior/Senior Division), RJS
1st Place (Freshman/Sophomore Division), Team 3.0

2nd Place (Graduate Division), DANCA Consulting
2nd Place (Junior/Senior Division), Out of the Box
2nd Place (Freshman/Sophomore Division), Sanstone Capital

3rd Place (Graduate Division), Team Apollo
3rd Place (Junior/Senior Division), Coummuniteam
3rd Place (Freshman/Sophomore Division), Entreprenerds

Best Individual Presenter: Amber McGill (Graduate)

Best Team Q&A: Team 3.0

Best or Most Creative Use of Technology: Case Closed Commission

Slivinski Award: Financial Assets

Case Competitions focus on an issue faced by an organization and participants work together to recommend solutions to leadership in that organizations. These 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. There are different formats and styles for competitions but they often come with cash prizes (see the Prizes and Awards section below for more information about Kogod's prizes). Additionally competitors build their resume and network with employers. Below is information about the structure of the annual Kogod Case Competition:

Who: All undergraduate and graduate (including WCL) students at AU as well as partner schools of Kogod are invited to compete in teams of 3-5 students. There are three competition divisions: Freshman/Sophomore, Junior/Senior, and Graduate. The three divisions ensure that students are competing against others who have had similar experiences or course work. Our judges are mostly alumni and area business leaders, many of whom have been judging the Competition for more than 5 years!

What: There are two rounds in the competition: The first round is online only where teams will receive the case study in late October then submit a video pitch with their proposed recommendations in early November. This video is reviewed by judges and scored. The top five teams in each division are then invited to Kogod in early February to present their full recommendations in a 10 to 15-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute Q&A before a panel of judges.

Where: Online (preliminary round) and on the American University campus (final round)

When: Registration opens in September, workshops on case analysis are hosted in October for AU competitors, the case is released in late October, the digital preliminary submission process occurs in late-October and early-November, and the in-person final round for the top 5 teams in each division occurs in early-February

Why:

  • Network with employers - Meet alumni and 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 other prizes - Cash prizes are awarded to the teams who place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in each division!
  • Have Fun - Late night pizza with the teams during case preparations and case day receptions.

 

Registration will open in September.

You can register as a Free Agent (to be placed on a team with other Free Agents) or as a member of a Team. The deadline to register as a Free Agent is November 1st at 12 p.m. The deadline to register as a team (or to add/change members of your team) is November 7th at 11:59 p.m.

Questions? Please contact the organizers at (202) 885-1982 or kogodcasecomp@american.edu.

Participation Criteria

  • In order to compete, a student must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at AU or an Invited Partner School during the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semesters. Students graduating in Fall 2019 are eligible to compete.
  • AU continuting undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 to compete. Note that first year students without a GPA can compete but must have at least a 2.5 at the completion of the fall semester to be eligible for the finals.
  • AU graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 to compete. Note that new students without a GPA can compete but must have at least a 3.0 at the completion of the fall semester to be eligible for the finals.

For AU Students Registering as an Individual

To register as an individual to be matched with others, please write "FREE AGENT" in the "Team Name" field. There will also be a Free Agent Social where all Free Agents can meet each other and develop teams themselves in late October. See the Workshops & Events section on this web page for more information. Those from invited partner schools must register as a team and cannot register as individuals.

Each Free Agent must pay a $10 refundable deposit for their registration to be considered complete. This money will be refunded after their assigned team is eliminated from the competition after the preliminary round or at the conclusion of the final round. If you cannot afford this deposit, contact the competition organizers at kogodcasecomp@american.edu to make alternate arrangements.

For AU Students and Invited Partner Schools Registering as a Team

If you are registering as a member of a team, please write your team's name in the "Team Name" field.

  • Each team must have 2-5 members. Members can be added to or changed on your team at any time until the case is released.
  • Teams will not be eligible to participate if the team's division changes due to members leaving the competition. Your team must meet eligibility requirements for your division on the morning of the competition.
  • Team names cannot identify the students' school, college, or university in any way (to keep judging neutral)
  • Teams must pay a $25 refundable deposit for their registration to be considered complete. This money will be refunded after a team is eliminated from the competition after the preliminary round or at the conclusion of the final round. If a team does not complete one of these criteria, the money will not refunded. If a team cannot afford this deposit, contact the competition organizers at kogodcasecomp@american.edu to make alternate arrangements.

Team Divisions

Teams must fall into one of the following divisions:

  1. Freshman/Sophomore: Team is comprised of freshmen and/or sophomores (by credit hours); no juniors, seniors or graduate students are allowed on the team.
  2. Junior/Senior: Team is comprised of at least 50% juniors and/or seniors (by credit hours); can have no more than two (2) freshmen or sophomores and no graduate students.
  3. Graduate: Team is comprised of at least 50% of graduate students; can have no more than two (2) juniors or seniors and no freshmen or sophomores.

Team changes will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on the day the case is released and must be communicated with the competition planning team at kogodcasecomp@american.edu. Your team must meet eligibility requirements for a division by this time even if that division is different than the one for which you were originally registered. See the FAQs section on this page for more information on teams.

Workshops and events are specifically designed for Case Competition participants who want to prepare for the competition.

For AU students, Kogod faculty and staff will lead sessions and provide important case analysis and presentation tips.

Events also include a panel of judges and a panel of professionals with expertise in the case topic for all competitors.

Workshop content will be made available to all competitors and it is required that at least one member for each team in the freshman/sophomore divisions attend every workshop.

BREAKIN' IT DOWN: CRASH COURSE ON CASE ANALYSIS

Mid October
5:30-6:30 pm
Do you have limited experience in working with cases? What are the important things to look for when reading a case for the first time? Professor Sicina leads a crash course on Case Analysis. Don't miss this popular and helpful workshop. Note that this event is only open to AU competitors.

WORKING THROUGH A SHORT CASE

Mid October
8:30-9:30 pm

Professor Elms shows participants how to analyze and respond to a short sample case. You can read the case before the workshop! There is a copy on the Blackboard site (competitors will be added to the Blackboard site after registering for the competition). Note that this event is only open to AU competitors.

FREE AGENT SOCIAL

Mid October
5:30 pm

If you're on your own and looking to form a team for the competition, this is the opportunity to meet other free agents. For the past several years, free agent teams have consistently made it to the final rounds and placed well in the competition. Note that this event is only open to AU competitors.

CREATING, ORGANIZING & PERSUASIVELY PRESENTING YOUR CASE COMPETITION SLIDES

Late October
5:30-7 pm

The Kogod Center for Business Communications builds on the same short sample case that Professor Elms used in her session to guide participants through best practices in persuasive presentation and organization You may attend even if you missed Professor Elms' workshop. Try to read the case (available on the case competition Blackboard) ahead of time. Refreshments will be served. Note that this workshop is only open to AU competitors.

 

PANEL OF EXPERTS

Late October
6-7:30 pm

A panel of experts, executives with expertise in the case topics, will answer your questions and give you insights into the case. Names of panelists will be revealed when the case is released! Refreshments will be served following the event. The format of this event is questions from the competitors that the panel will answer. Note that this workshop is open to all competitors and will be live streamed/recorded.

September 23rd
Registration opens
November 1st
Registration deadline for free agents
November 8th

Case released (and team registration deadline)

November 18th
Preliminary round submission deadline
November 26th
Finalists announced
February 6-8th
Final Round Weekend
Thursday

Team Check-in & Welcome Reception

This is for all competitors, advisors, judges, and Kogod faculty and staff. Join us at 7 p.m. in the Kogod student Lounge.
Friday

All Day

Company site visits, speakers, lunch, and a fun event (throughout the day)
Saturday

Breakfast, Registration, & Presentation (9:00–10:00 a.m.)

Undergraduates: Kogod Harris Lounge (outside room 118)
Graduates: Kogod Terrace Lounge
Judges: Kogod Student Lounge

Final Round Presentations, 10:15 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

Freshman/Sophomore: Kogod School of Business, Room 234
Junior/Senior: Kogod School of Business, Room 118
Graduate: Kogod School of Business, Room 233

Lunch, Remarks from Case Company, & Awards Ceremony, 12:25–2 p.m.

East Campus Commons

General Guidelines

Release of the Case

The case will be released on Friday, November 8th at 5 pm.

Research and Outside Experts

Once the case is posted, coaching by faculty members or school staff or contact with outside experts is expressly prohibited. Teams are expected to conduct any and all necessary research through publicly available resources. Use of all library resources, including pay-for-subscription services such as Lexis-Nexis, is welcomed.

Students MAY NOT gain assistance in any form from anyone other than the Center for Business Communications or comparable business communications/preparation office at other institutions, including but not limited to faculty sponsors, professors, parents, friends, or personal contacts of any kind whose ideas are not publicly available (i.e. published online).

For AU students, the Business Librarian may help you conduct research but not answer any questions about the case content or possible solutions. Comparable library staff and resources are allowed at partners schools as well.

Each team is permitted to have presentation run-throughs with the Center for Business Communications or comparable business communications/preparation office at other institutions, prior to the competition. Feedback in these sessions with the team will be restricted to clarity, organization, format, and style. Feedback on content or strategy will not be given.

Your team will be disqualified from the competition if you violate this rule. 

Tiebreakers

In case of a tie in either round, judges will be asked to rank each team. The team with the highest rankings will win the tie. If there is still a tie, three judges will be selected at random from all the judges. The team that has garnered the highest scores from these randomly selected judges will win the tie. The names of all the final round judges will be placed in a box, and the scoring official will pull the names of three judges out of the box. 

Guidelines for The Preliminary Round

  • Each team will submit a video pitch which may include visual aids.
  • The purpose of the pitch is to provide judges with an idea of the approach your team will take to address the issues presented in the case. Remember, a case competition poses a problem that needs a solution. You might not know what your final recommendations will be but your pitch will give preliminary round judges a sense of what critical analysis your team has undertaken. This analysis could be in terms of ideas, people, and data that are central to your proposed solutions and why your ideas will lead to strong recommendations for the company.
  • All team members must speak and be visible in the pitch video.
  • The length of the video will be no longer than 5 minutes. Videos longer than 5 minutes will be disqualified. 

Scoring

The scoring structure is:

  • Critical Issues: 10 points
  • Recommendations: 10 points
  • Delivery/Professionalism: 10 points
  • Overall Impression: 10 points

The maximum total score is 40 points.

FINAL ROUND INFORMATION

For teams that advance to the finals round, the information below provides more information on what to expect. Finalists will be announced in late November.

Provide Your Resume to Judges

One of the benefits of being a finalist is sharing your resume with all judges. Each team member must submit a resume to be given to all judges via the Case Comp Blackboard site. The deadline for inclusion is the first Friday in February at 5:00 p.m. Your resume must be submitted through Blackboard.

Day of the Finals Round

Registration and USB Drop-off: Student registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m. on the Saturday of finals weekend. Undergraduate students will check in and drop off their presentation (on a USB that will be returned the week after the competition) in the main lounge of the Kogod building. Graduate students will check in and drop off their presentation (on a USB that will be returned the week after the competition) in the Terrace Level Lounge in Kogod. A light, continental breakfast will be available at both locations.

USB Drop-off Deadline: 9:45 a.m. A USB drive containing the final copy of the presentation must be submitted by 9:45 a.m. on competition day at registration. All team members must be checked in by 10:00 a.m. 

Final Round Presentations

There will be multiple judges evaluating each of the final round of presentations. Judges will review the final round of the same division throughout the round. Presenters will be allowed to use PowerPoint but no other software or visual aids are allowed. 

Guidelines for PowerPoint Presentations

  • Presentations will be displayed on laptops that operate on the Windows platform.
  • All presentations must be saved in Microsoft PowerPoint format. (Note: Presentations will be viewed on computers with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.)
  • All presentations must be saved to a USB Drive. (Note: Please test your presentation files before the day of the competition.)
  • The USB must be clearly labeled with your team's name.
  • The presentation file should be the only item on the USB.
  • Sound effects are NOT allowed in the presentation.
  • Graphics ARE allowed in the presentation but animation effects are discouraged.
  • To achieve the best presentation quality, color should be set to 16 bits (high color) and the screen should be set to 800 x 600 pixels.
  • In the case of technical difficulties, each team is allowed to bring printouts of their slide show to give to judges if the laptop or projection fail (plan for 15 judges, i.e., bring 15 copies of the presentation and at least one for the team.) You may also bring a backup copy of your presentation on a USB drive in case the file on the drive malfunctions. Ten minutes will be allotted to fix any technical or equipment problems after which the teams must use their handouts.

Additional Guidelines for the Final Round

  • Presenters must be dressed in business attire. 
  • All team members must speak during the presentation. 
  • Note cards are allowed to be used during the presentation.
  • The time limit for the presentation is 15 minutes (followed by 10 minutes of Q&A by the judges). Time limits will be enforced.
  • Hand outs and/or props or displays are NOT allowed.

Final Round Scoring

The scoring structure is:

  • Critical Issues: 10 points
  • Evidence: 10 points
  • Recommendations: 10 points
  • Q&A: 10 points
  • Delivery: 10 points
  • Overall Impression: 10 points

The maximum total score is 60 points. Click here to view the score sheet.

The following cash prizes are awarded in each division:

  • 1st Prize: $500 for each teammate
  • 2nd Prize: $400 for each teammate
  • 3rd Prize: $300 for each teammate

These awards are presnted to inviduals or teams:

  • Slivinksi Award: $150 for each teammate on the AU freshman/sophomore team with the highest score that does not advance to the final round
  • Best Individual Presenter: Any division, final round only, $500
  • Best Team Question and Answer Session: Any division, final round only, $500 split among whole team
  • Best or Most Creative Use of Technology: Any division, preliminary round only, $500 split among whole team

Note: All awards may be considered taxable income.

Case Competition Sponsorship Levels

For more information about sponsorship, contact us kogodcasecomp@american.edu.

Signature Sponsor - $25,000 (Limited to one exclusive sponsor)

Recognition as Signature Sponsor on all publicity to students, judges, faculty, staff and external audiences, including postcards, newsletters, flyers, website, participant gifts, competition day signs, and others. Option to include a promotional item in gift bags for students and judges. Opportunity to have up to two information tables at the competition. Opportunity to hand out awards to winning teams with Kogod Dean(s). Sponsor may send up to six judges.

Networking Luncheon Sponsor - $10,000 (Limited to one exclusive sponsor)

Recognition as Networking Luncheon Sponsor on website, programs, and all competition day signs. Special recognition at the Lunch by Dean of School. Opportunity to set up an information table at lunch. Option to include a promotional item in the gift bags for students and judges. Sponsor may send up to three judges. Inclusion in Dean's sponsorship recognition announcements.

Student Breakfasts Sponsor - $5,000 (Limited to one exclusive sponsor)

Recognition as Breakfast Sponsor on website, programs, and signs at the breakfasts. Opportunity to set up an information table at breakfasts. Note: Graduate and Undergraduate breakfasts are in separate locations. Inclusion in Dean's sponsorship recognition announcements.

Judge Breakfast & Orientation Sponsor - $2,500 (Limited to one exclusive sponsor)

Recognition as Breakfast Sponsor on website, programs, and signs at the breakfasts. Opportunity to set up an information table at breakfasts. Note: Graduate and Undergraduate breakfasts are in separate locations. Inclusion in Dean's sponsorship recognition announcements.

Networking Reception Sponsor - $2,000 (Limited to one exclusive sponsor)

Recognition as Reception Sponsor on website, program, and signs at the reception. Opportunity to set up an information table at reception. Inclusion in Dean's sponsorship recognition announcements.

Competitor Award Enhancement - $1,000 minimum (Open to multiple sponsors)

Recognition as an award sponsor on website, programs, and signs at lunch and awards reception. Opportunity to provide a cash amount to increase current award amounts ($200 per competitor for 1st;$150 for 2nd;$100 for 3rd). Award amounts received will be event split between all award levels. This sponsorship also allows for in-kind items for winners in each division. In-kind items should be valued at least $50 each.

Pre-Competition Workshop Series Sponsor - $1,000 (Limited to one exclusive sponsor)

Workshop series for student participants runs during the month of October and includes 9 events such as: Meet the Judges;Breakin' It Down: How to Analyze a Case;Delivering a Powerful Powerpoint;Free Agent Social and the Panel of Experts. Sponsorship includes recognition on all workshop emails, flyers, and announcements;on website and program;on signs at all workshops. Option to set up an information table at up to four of the workshops. Inclusion in Dean's sponsorship recognition announcements.

Information Table on Competition Day - $500 (Open to Multiple Sponsors)

Sponsor may choose one location/time from the following -student breakfast (graduate or undergraduate), judge breakfast, undergraduate competition area, graduate competitions area, luncheon, or networking reception. Inclusion in Dean's sponsorship recognition announcements. Kogod staff member will coordinate information table set up with any other sponsors whose level of sponsorship includes a table.

Who can be on my team?
There are three divisions of teams:

  1. Freshman/Sophomore: Team is comprised of freshmen and/or sophomores (by credit hours); no juniors, seniors, or graduate students are allowed on this team.
  2. Junior/Senior: Team is comprised of at least 50% juniors and/or seniors (by credit hours); can have no more than two (2) freshmen or sophomores, and no graduate students.
  3. Graduate: Team is comprised of at least 50% graduate students; can have no more than two (2) juniors or seniors and no freshmen or sophomores.

The purpose of this is to group participants with similar skill levels so judges in your rooms will not be comparing teams with different skill levels.

What happens if we want to add or remove team members?
There are two reasons we recommend not adding or removing members once a team has formed: Work load and team division changes.

The reason we allow up to five person teams is a balanced distribution of work that goes into creating a presentation for the Case Competition. Teams with less people will have more work to do individually than a team with more people.

Your team must also fall into one of the three divisions. In most cases, teams will still be eligible to compete due to members of different class standing entering/leaving the competition but doing so may result in a division change. Your team must meet eligibility requirements for a division when the case is released even if that division is different than the one for which you originally registered. This may be an issue in the following situations:

  • If a team is comprised of three (3) juniors, a freshman and a sophomore, they would be in the junior/senior division. If two juniors wish to leave the team (leaving only a junior, freshman and sophomore), this team would still meet the minimum number of members required to participate but would not be eligible to compete because they no longer fit into any of the divisions.
  • If a team is comprised of three (3) graduate students, a senior, and a junior, they would be in the graduate division. If two graduate students wish to leave the team (leaving only a graduate student, senior and junior), this team would meet the minimum number of members required to participate but would not be eligible to compete because they do not fit any of the divisions.
  • If a team is comprised of a freshman and a junior, they would be in the Junior/Senior Division.

Why is there a GPA requirement?
Participating in the competition requires a significant amount of time and energy. We determined that students who are on academic probation will not benefit from the competition in the same way that students who are in good academic standing will benefit. Undergraduate students whose GPA is below a 2.5 and graduate students whose GPA is below a 3.0 should focus on their coursework in the spring semester, trying to improve their GPA and looking forward to competing next year.

Why is there a cost to participate?
The short answer is: Accountability. In previous years, there are been upwards of 40% attrition between the number of registrations we received for the competition and the number of submissions received in the preliminary round. By investing a refundable fee into the competition, we hope that students who register will take that commitment more seriously and follow through on it. If a student cannot afford the refundable deposit, they can contact the competition organizers at kogodcasecomp@american.edu to discuss additional options.

Can I register as a free agent and then move to a team later?
Absolutely. We recommend registering yourself as soon as possible to save a space. Of course, if you have a team formed, you should all register as soon as possible, but if you find teammates later, you can add them to your team. If you register as a free agent and would like to be added to a team later, just email kogodcasecomp@american.edu. Unfortunately, you can't save spots for team members and we can not "complete" partial teams once the competition has been filled, so don't delay!

Can I still participate if I'm not a Kogod student? Or, can I include students from other AU schools on my team?
Yes. The Kogod Case Competition has value for all students at American University. The event is open to all graduate and undergraduate students at AU. Students from all academic backgrounds and levels of experience will enjoy and benefit from the event. We have had all schools represented by competitors in the past and hope to do the same this year! The case that students will analyze encompasses communications, nonprofit management, public policy, and law, in addition to business.

How do I determine my class standing? (Undergraduates)
To determine your class standing for your division eligibility in the Case Competition, your must have the appropriate number of completed credits by the opening of registration.

  • Freshman: 0-29 completed credits
  • Sophomore: 30-59 completed credits
  • Junior: 60-89 completed credits
  • Senior: 90+ completed credits

If you are unsure of your class standing based on completed credits, please consult with the Undergraduate Advising Office.

What support is available to help prepare for the competition?
Kogod provides several resources to help AU students be prepared for the competition. First, the Case Competition Blackboard site will be your "one stop" for case competition resources, including videos of past finalists and updates from staff. For non-AU teams, this information will be shared via email. Additionally, a comprehensive workshop series has been developed to give AU students a "crash course" in case competitions. See the Workshops section on this page for details about the competitions available. Similar coaching/training can be provided by other universities.

I'm a freshmen/sophomore...do I have the business knowledge I need to participate?
Yes! A big part of the competition is working on a team and learning how to analyze a business case from any level of experience. As a freshmen/sophomore, you will gain experience in how to manage your time during a competition and how to work on a team so that in future years, you will be able to focus more on the application of your business knowledge. In addition, the opportunity to network with judges could land you your next internship and give you a solid experience to highlight during an interview. Finally, the opportunity to interact and network with upper division Kogod students could help you make new friends and get connected with the Kogod student community.

How can I highlight the case competition on my resume?
The Kogod Case Competition is a great addition to your resume as well as integral to your interview prep. The Office of Career Engagement staff is prepared to help you highlight this experience to fit the jobs/internships you are looking for. We hear time and time again that students have landed a job or internship because of the skills they acquired during the competition and/or the network they cultivated during the event.

What time commitment is required to participate?
You probably hear this saying a lot but "you will get out of the competition what you put into it." Remember, the case competition is not required, but you are working on a team with peers who are committed to giving the case competition their best shot. So, you need to pull your weight. Although workshops are optional, they can often save you time in the long run by giving you tips and insider information about case competitions. Case competition isn't an excuse for missing class, so make sure you plan accordingly and prepare class assignments and readings in advance so ease the workload that week.

How is the competition scored and how are teams ranked?
Each presentation will be observed and scored by a panel of judges who are business leaders and alumni. It is important to remember that this competition is different than classroom grading. Judges are not faculty and they will each come to the competition with a background of experiences that will, inevitably, inform their scoring. To prepare judges, we send each judge the case in advance and judges will engage in a training session lead by Kogod faculty and Kogod Center for Business Communications. We hope students will embrace the opportunity to be in front of a real panel of professionals and appreciate the diverse experiences brought by each of our judges. The scoring rubric used by judges is available in the Guidelines section of this webpage.

Why are partner schools invited to send a team to the Kogod Case Competition?
The Kogod School of Business values:

  • its globally diverse student body and faculty
  • partnerships with the people and institutions shaping international change
  • educating its students to be competitive in the US and abroad
  • offering exchange and study abroad opportunities
  • educating students and institutions around the world about the Kogod School

Benefits of inviting partner schools to the Kogod Case Competition include:

  • providing AU students the opportunity to see how business students from another school conduct case analysis
  • giving AU students experience competing in a global marketplace
  • demonstrating Kogod's value to a wider audience
  • strengthening the relationships between Kogod and its partners

How can my school be invited?
Contact us kogodcasecomp@american.edu.

 

Kogod Case Competition

When

Registration Opens: September 23rd

Registration Closes: November 1st (for Free Agents) or November 8th (for teams)

Case Released: November 8th

Preliminary Round Presentations Due: November 18th

Finalists Announced: November 26th

Final Round Presentations: February 8th

Where

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016 Get directions