Case Competitions

BUSINESS CASE COMPETITIONS –
PIT YOURSELF AGAINST OTHERS

One of the distinct benefits of participation in case competitions is that it offers opportunities for the MBAs to hone their leadership skills, as well as to demonstrate the mastery and application of their knowledge and business principles to real-life business challenges. Additionally, MBAs will get to network among their peers from other top business schools around the world as well as business leaders from leading global organisations.

Here at the NUS Business School, with the objective of ensuring the continuous development of our students even out of the classroom, we offer many opportunities for our MBAs to engage in active and robust intellectual exchanges through participation in a wide variety of case competitions in the region as well as overseas. The MBA Teams are mentored by faculty members of the School who are seasoned coaches for case competitions. Below is a glimpse of some of the competitions that our NUS MBAs actively participate in.

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CLEAN TECH CHALLENGE – SINGAPORE CHAPTER

The CleanTech Challenge provides a launchpad for teams to pitch ideas that are innovative, have positive environmental impact, and sustainable business potential. Through a three-stage... READ MORE
The CleanTech Challenge provides a launchpad for teams to pitch ideas that are innovative, have positive environmental impact, and sustainable business potential. Through a three-stage competition that runs from November to April every year, students are encouraged to shape the resulting opportunities and build teams around their nascent ventures involving renewables, energy efficiency, energy storage, waste and recycling, water, agriculture, transportation, air quality, biomaterials and food.

The NUS MBA Energy Club serves as lead organiser within the Singapore regional chapter, when CleanTech organisers opened their doors to Asia for the first time in 2019. Ten finalist teams compete during the ‘boot camp’ finals that take place at the London Business School, where they receive feedback and mentorship from industry professionals (venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and corporates). The winning team gets £10,000 towards implementing its idea, often as a startup.


INNOVATECHINA BUSINESS INNOVATION COMPETITION

Established in 2008 by CEIBS, INNOVATEChina provides an intellectual stimulating platform for creative individuals to share their business ideas in a collaborative team based environment.... READ MORE
Established in 2008 by CEIBS, INNOVATEChina provides an intellectual stimulating platform for creative individuals to share their business ideas in a collaborative team based environment. Every year approximately 60 teams from 100 of the world’s leading schools participate and compete against each other to deliver the ‘next big idea’.

The top six teams will be selected by the panel of judges. Shortlisted final teams will be invited to the CEIBS campus and compete in the final phase where the winning team stand to win US$10,000. These six teams will receive professional comments and suggestions on their business plans from assigned mentors as well as network with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, local incubators and international students.


CFA SOCIETY SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY ETHICS CHALLENGE

Started in 2018, the CFA Society Singapore University Ethics Challenge embodies the mission of CFA Institute by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and... READ MORE
Started in 2018, the CFA Society Singapore University Ethics Challenge embodies the mission of CFA Institute by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. The Challenge aims to prepare those entering the investment profession for the ethical challenges that they will face in the workplace.

Six finalist teams are then selected to work on a case study through a gruelling 48 hours timeframe where they submit their in-depth analysis, solutions and approaches to resolve these ethical issues before presenting their case to a panel of judges and audience. Increasing awareness of real-world ethical dilemmas, augmenting classroom learning by combining theory and practice and opportunities for professional networking are some of the benefits our MBAs have achieved through participating in this Challenge.


GLOBAL NETWORK FOR ADVANCED MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPETITION

The Global Network for Advanced Management Investment Competition, hosted by the Yale School of Management, is a one-of-a-kind contest dedicated to equity investments sourced from... READ MORE
The Global Network for Advanced Management Investment Competition, hosted by the Yale School of Management, is a one-of-a-kind contest dedicated to equity investments sourced from top business students around the globe.

Each team submits a portfolio of five investment ideas from their school’s region, accompanied by pitches for each of the selections. This year, 24 teams from sixteen schools competed in the 2019-2020 GNAM Investment Competition. NUS Business School has held the Championship title in 2016 & 2017 and additionally, came in second place for the Stock Performance Prize in 2017.


THE VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT COMPETITION

The Venture Capital Investment Competition® began in the middle of the technology bubble in 1998 as an educational event for MBAs to learn about venture... READ MORE
The Venture Capital Investment Competition® began in the middle of the technology bubble in 1998 as an educational event for MBAs to learn about venture funding. Now in its 18th year, through good times and bad in the venture industry, VCIC® has evolved into a marketplace for entrepreneurs seeking investors and a training ground for future venture capitalists.

Unlike business plan competitions in which students pitch their own ideas to investors, at VCIC the students are the investors, and real entrepreneurs pitch to them. The competition is first held at the regional level whereby champions from these regional competitions travel to Chapel Hill, NC, to compete in the Global Finals, where the top team takes home USD$5,000 in prize money.


SIAM COMMERCIAL BANK FUTURE LEADER CHALLENGE

Started in 2014, SCB Future Leader Challenge (SCBFLC) was initiated from the cooperation between Siam Commercial Bank and Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of... READ MORE
Started in 2014, SCB Future Leader Challenge (SCBFLC) was initiated from the cooperation between Siam Commercial Bank and Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, to promote learning and to further develop the potential of our future leaders.

The competition offers the participants a real-life learning platform in a dynamic environment. Participants will be challenged to push their limits by a team of judges which include top business leaders, industry experts and academic professionals. In addition to establishing and growing their global network of contacts, they also benefit from cross-cultural immersion and exchange with the local and international participants from other Schools. NUS Business School has won the first prize and the H.M.The King of Thailand Royal Award in 2018. We have been selected as the finalist teams every year following that.


ROLAND BERGER CASE COMPETITION

The Case Competition, sponsored Roland Berger, began at IESE Business School in 1995 and has become an anticipated annual event that brings together bright minds... READ MORE
The Case Competition, sponsored Roland Berger, began at IESE Business School in 1995 and has become an anticipated annual event that brings together bright minds from the world’s leading Business Schools in Europe, North America and Asia to fosters learning, sharing of ideas, and a healthy dose of competition. Experienced consultants from Roland Berger will coach the teams during the competition and give valuable advice on developing analysis and preparing a convincing presentation. Finally, the participants will present their results in front of a jury of top-class business representatives.


In many ways the NUS MBA was a journey of self-discovery and one after which I have come out stronger and ready to restart my career in earnest.
RITA
Indonesia, Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full-time