Close the skill gap with the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ Certification >> Enroll today and save!

Undergraduate Case Competitions

Compete to be the best and win prizes!

What are the Top Undergraduate Case Competitions?

Undergraduate case competitions require students to take the information provided in a case study and produce some type of analysis which they must then present or submit for scoring.  Case competitions exist for a wide range of fields, including business, science (physics, chemistry, etc), math, humanities and more. For example, the CFI Financial Modeling World Championships is open to undergraduate students and has $10,000 of cash prizes.

 

List of the Top Undergraduate Case Competitions:

  1. National Investment Banking Competition
  2. Global Case Competition at Harvard
  3. KPMG International Case Competition
  4. Asia Investment Banking Competition
  5. McGill Management International Case Competition
  6. CFI Financial Modeling Case Competition

 

Top Undergraduate Case Competitions - Team Competing

 

National Investment Banking Competition

The National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC) is one of the top undergraduate case competitions for business students and aspiring investment bankers. The event separates contestants into undergraduate and graduate streams where teams must create a pitchbook with recommendations related to a corporate transaction such as a merger, acquisition, capital raising, or another strategic alternative.

Prizes: $10,000 (across winning teams)

Entries: Undergraduate, MBA students

 

Global Case Competition at Harvard

The Global Case Competition at Harvard is on a mission to provide a learning experience that uses hands-on business cases and provides networking opportunities for students and professionals. Learning opportunities include teamwork, communication, and presentations skills. In addition to the case competition, there is also a workshop series.

Prizes: $10,000 (across winning teams)

Entries: Undergraduate

 

KPMG International Case Competition

The KPMG Case Competition is an opportunity to discover the world of casework and challenge yourself to develop innovative business solutions by participating in a challenging and fun learning experience. Teams will compete with other students from around the globe, gaining insights into the world of consulting and advisory work with clients. Finalists will be sent on a free trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the final round.

Prizes: Winning team gets a prize but it is undisclosed

Entries: Undergraduates, by country

 

Asia Investment Banking Competition

The Asia Investment Baning Competition is an opportunity for undergraduates and MBA students to compete in a Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) case where contestants are placed in the position of an M&A analyst and must create a pitchbook, testing their analytical skills and ability to work as a team and make a presentation. Contestants must create a PowerPoint presentation about the acquisition target, based on the information provided in the case. The competition is held in Hong Kong.

Prizes: Winning team gets a prize but it is undisclosed

Entries: Undergraduates, and graduate students

 

McGill Management International Case Competition

The McGill Management International Case Competition is an undergraduate student competition that uses cases based on globalization and requires multi-disciplinary approaches. The competition is 32 hours long over a three day period. It starts with a business problem and all teams must develop a strategy and create a presentation to address the issue. Contestants work in the hotel on the case for 32 hours.

Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

Entries: Undergraduate

 

CFI Financial Modeling Case Competition

The CFI Financial Modeling Case Competition challenges participants to build a financial model for a business and value the company. It is based on a private equity case study, where contestants receive a Confidential Information Memorandum and must build a model, make recommendations, and create a pitch to the judges on whether or not they recommend investing in the business. Visit the CFI Financial Modeling Case Competition website to learn more!

Prizes: $10,000 (across winning teams)

Entries: Undergraduate, graduate, and professional

 

Visit the CFI Financial Modeling Case Competition website to learn more!

 

Additional Resources

Thank you for reading this guide to the top undergraduate case competitions in business and finance. To be well prepared for the big event, these additional resources will be helpful:

  • Financial Modeling Guide
  • Business Valuation Methods
  • Pitchbook Template
  • Free Excel Templates

Financial Analyst Certification

Become a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® by completing CFI’s online financial modeling classes and training program!