Event description

Whether you’re exploring management consulting as a career option or recruiting for a firm, case competitions are a fantastic opportunity to develop your consulting skills. Case competitions provide a platform for teams to collaboratively tackle real-life business challenges and recommend strategies with real-world implications. 

If you’re a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow interested in participating, register for our first virtual Case Competition: Defending Your [Consulting] Deck from November 16th-27th! 

This is a great opportunity to see if you enjoy the process of management consulting, as well as get feedback from judges who have successfully transitioned into the profession. Following the event, we will be hosting a networking session with consultants from our partnering firms. Networking session spots are reserved for finalists and available to all participants on a first-come first-serve basis so register now to secure a spot! 

Event overview

Case Competition Fundamentals 

If you’re new to case competitions or would like to learn tips on how to approach a case, join us on November 4th (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM) via zoom for Case Competition Fundamentals!This free information webinar will include: (1) case competition prep for trainees, (2) an overview of case competition logistics, and (3) an open Q&A period.   

Coach’s Corner 

We will be hosting Coach’s Corner, on November 23rd (timeslots between 6:30 PM –8:00 PM). We encourage all teams to register for this virtual workshop to receive feedback on the outline of their presentations and ask any outstanding questions. Registered teams will receive a link to sign-up on a first-come first- serve basis.    

Case Competition: Defending Your [Consulting] Deck 

The competition will consist of a preliminary and final round. Participating teams will receive the case on November 16th and have until November 25th (6:30 PM) to submit their recommended solution (including team slide deck, 10-minute zoom presentation recording, and 3-minute answer to a question prompt) for the preliminary round.   

Successful teams will be invited to the final round by email on November 26th (6:30 PM). Finalists will present their recommendation to a panel of judges from our partnering consulting firms on November 27th (6:30 PM –9:00 PM). The winning team will be awarded a monetary prize in the total amount of $500!   

Eligibility  

This competition is open all graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows who attend a Canadian university. Teams must include a maximum of four (4) members. A maximum of one (1) current undergraduate, MBA student, graduate alumnus, or graduate student with 2+ years of industry experience per team is allowed. If you don’t have a complete team, be sure to join our GMCA Members Slack and post in the #casecompetition_2020 channel. 

Eligible teams are required to register as a group. Please note there is a $50 registration fee/per team.    

For a PDF download outlining the case competition timeline click here. 

Event details

See the event details below.

Case Competition Fundamentals  

Date
November 4th, 2020
Time
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Venue
Video conferencing details to be distributed after registration
Registration Form
N/A

Coaches’ Corner 

Date
November 23rd, 2020
Time
Timeslots between 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Venue
Video conferencing details to be distributed after registration

Case Competition: Defending Your [Consulting] Deck & Networking Night

Date
November 16th – 27th, 2020
Time
N/A
Venue
Video conferencing details to be distributed after registration
Registration Form
N/A

We invited the 2019 Case Competition Finalists to join us for a conversation about their experiences doing a case competition for the first time. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2 of what they had to say!

Part 1

 

Part 2