Winner of the inaugural MBA Case Competition:
Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland


Read our blog post about the final round of competition. 



  • Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland -First Place

  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University - Runner-Up

  • McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

  • Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

*Finalists were selected following a first round of competition involving 34 teams from 12 schools. 




The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation MBA Case Competition is a great venue to show your expertise and creativity in how CSR and economic success go hand in hand. Four teams will compete for prize money at the final competition held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's historic headquarters building across from the White House.

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we believe in American business. We are working hard to educate the public on its endless potential to solve problems, make a difference, and prepare for the future. When businesses are able to do well and do good, it creates opportunity for everyone. We know you’re up for the challenge and we are eager to see what you can do.


First place: $12,000
Second place: $7,500
Second runner-up: $2,500
Third runner-up: $2,500 



  • We invite you to form a team consisting of 3 to 5 students. You can 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.

Responses (Round One):

  • Each student team will submit to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation only one final response.
  • Written responses should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  • Your response should not exceed seven pages of text, with two additional pages of charts, graphs, or exhibits.
  • During Round One, all student submissions will be stripped of school names and made entirely anonymous to ensure fairness.

Responses (Round Two-Final Round)

  • The presentation order will be selected at random.
  • You'll have 10 minutes to present, followed by up to five minutes of questions from the judges.
  • You'll pitch your response to the case via oral presentation and PowerPoint deck.
  • We'll distribute your slide deck and Round One written analysis in advance to each of the judges. No supplemental handouts may be distributed to judges.
  • The judge's panel will consider both the Round One written analysis and oral presentation when determining winners; this is a great chance to practice your pitching skills.

PDF iconMBA Case Competition Official Rules.pdf

For questions or more information, please contact Sarah Castro at (202) 463-5544 or

PDF iconUSCCF MBA Case Competition_Program Overview2016.pdf