MBA Case Competition

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s MBA Case Competition gives business students nationwide an opportunity to examine important issues facing the business community.  This year, students will be asked to think deeply about what business brings to society, and what happens when a business comes into, or leaves, a community.

Registration for the 2019 Competition, in partnership with FedEx Freight, is now closed. For additional information, please reach put to Sarah Castro.

2019 MBA Case Competition

Key Dates

October 7, 2019
Noon ET     

Sign up! Team registrations are due

October 10, 2019
Noon ET

Get to work! The Foundation releases the case to participating teams

October 14, 2019
noon ET

Show us what you’ve got! Each team submits their case analysis to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

October 25, 2019
5:00 pm ET

Winners! The U.S. Chamber Foundation announces the three winning teams that will advance to the final round of competition in Washington, DC 

November 11, 2019
3:00 pm ET

The Finals! The final round of competition held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s historic headquarters building, situated directly across from the White House.  A networking reception will be held immediately following the competition.

 

Rules

Student Teams

  • Teams may comprise 3 to 5 students and may include any combination of part-time, full-time, or executive MBA students. Each participating school may have as many teams as they would like enter the competition.
  • Each team member must be a current student at the educational institution they are representing.

Round One

  • Each team will submit a case solution in document form. Parameters for the solution submission will be shared with the case is released on October 10.
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will conduct the first round of judging by reviewing the submissions from each team. Three teams will be selected to advance to the final round of the competition.
  • During round one, submissions will be stripped of school names and made entirely anonymous to ensure fairness.

Final Round

  • Three teams will be selected to present their cases to a panel of A-list judges and an audience of business leaders, innovators, and thought leaders.
  • The judges’ panel for the final round of competition will include C-suite executives, U.S. Chamber of Commerce leadership, and academics.
  • The final round will be held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s historic headquarters building, situated directly across from the White House.
  • The competition will be followed by a networking reception.

Award

First Place
$12,000

Second Place
$7,500

Third Place
$2,500

Sign up

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 MBA Case Competition, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Team registrations for this year's competition are now closed. For more information, please contact Sarah Castro.

2018 MBA Case Competition

About the Competition

Our third annual MBA Case Competition held in partnership with FedEx Freight challenged teams from top MBA programs to examine the benefits a business brings to a community, and recommend a city for a fictitious manufacturing company to open a second headquarters.

Award

First Place
$12,000

Second Place
$7,500

Third Place
$2,500

Finalists

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

The University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business

Winner

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

2017 MBA Case Competition

About the Competition

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 2017 MBA Case Competition challenged business students to examine the public perception of business and recommend ways to reinforce the message that business plays a crucial role in our society. See the footage from the 2017 MBA Case Final Competition.

 

Finalists

The George Washington University, School of Business
The Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School 
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business 
The University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business 

Winner

The Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School 

2016 Inaugural MBA Competition

About the Competition

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched the MBA Case Competition in 2016 in an effort to highlight future business leaders, and show how businesses can do good while also doing well. FedEx Freight served as a partner and underwriting sponsor of the competition. The competition’s judges included Suzanne Clark, Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communication at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and Jeff Greer, senior vice president of human resources at FedEx Freight.

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Winner

The University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business