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International Business Case Competition

About the Competition

The International Business Case Competition at San Diego State University brings together undergraduate business students from across the nation. Students will apply their knowledge and skills to compete in solving an international business case. This is a great opportunity for students to challenge themselves, gain experience and network. 

We look forward to welcoming your team to our competition October 14-16, 2021.

Registration for 2021 will open in May.

Contact

Marisela LaPlante 
Case Competition Lead
[email protected]

Previous Competitions

In 2020 due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 we hosted our competition virtually. Nine teams participated from across the nation and internationally.

Congratulations to our 2020 winning teams!

  • 1st: University of Washington
  • 2nd: Bryant University
  • 3rd: Illinois State University
  • Bonus Award given to University of Washington for Innovation in Sustainability.

The three teams that advanced to the final round, presented live to a panel of judges: view final round recording.

In the first round teams were asked to create video submissions of their presentation.

Thank you to all our 2020 participating teams

Congratulations to our 2019 winning teams!

Texas Christain University 2019
1st place: 

Texas Christian University,
Neeley School of Business

Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey  2019
2nd place:

Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM),
Campus Aguascalientes

University of San Diego 2019
3rd place:

University of San Diego,
School of Business

San Diego University 2019
4th place:
San Diego State University,
Fowler College of Busines

View more pictures from the event | View presentations from the event.

Thank you to all our 2019 Participating Teams!

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Zeigler College of Business
  • George Washington University, School of Business
  • HEC Montreal Business School
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
  • James Madison University, College of Business
  • Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration
  • Marist College, School of Management
  • Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business
  • University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
  • University of San Diego, School of Business
  • University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business
  • San Diego State University, Fowler College of Business

Congratulations to our 2018 winning teams!

1st place:  University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business

1st place: 
University of Washington,
Michael G. Foster School of Business

2nd place: Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business

2nd place:
Texas Christian University,
Neeley School of Business

3rd place: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Zeigler College of Business

3rd place:
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania,
Zeigler College of Business

4th place:  Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business

4th place: 
Loyola University Chicago,
Quinlan School of Business

View more pictures from the event

Thank you to all our 2018 Participating Teams!

  • Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business
  • Marist College, School of Management
  • The George Washington University, School of Business
  • Texas A&M University, Mays Business School
  • Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business
  • University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business
  • Washington State University, Carson College of Business
  • University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Zeigler College of Business
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Business
  • James Madison University, College of Business
  • San Diego State University, Fowler College of Business

2017 Participating Teams

  • Texas Christian University
  • Washington State University
  • George Washington University
  • Villanova University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Arizona
  • Marist College
  • San Diego State University

2017 Winners

1st Place: Washington State University
1st Place:
Washington State University

2nd Place: Marist College
2nd Place:
Marist College

3rd Place: Texas Christian University
3rd Place:
Texas Christian University

4th Place: Villanova University
4th Place:
Villanova University


Join the SDSU Team

Our Case Competition Team is open to undergraduate Juniors/Seniors majoring in International Business or any major out of the Fowler College of Business. 

In early spring we begin recruitment for four dedicated business students. Students will typically compete in competitions in both Spring and Fall semesters. Throughout the year students will train with experienced business professors, typically meeting weekly on business case scenarios. Teams will gain the skills needed to solve and present a case solution in a limited time frame. Teams will have the opportunity to test their skills against top business schools at several competitions. Hotel, airfare and per diem included for all travel. Due to COVID-19 some competitions may be virtual. 

Sample Competitions: 

Eligibility: 3.2 GPA, completed at minimum BA310, 300, 350, 360, 370, 323.  

Previous Competition Video: Watch on YouTube

To Apply: Send email to [email protected] subject line "Case Team" - please include your RED ID# and current major.

Team Lead: Marisela LaPlante, [email protected].


Sponsored by

CUIBE- Consortium for undergraduate international business education

San Diego State University College of Arts and Letters

San Diego State University Fowler College of Business

San Diego State University Center for International Business Education and ResearchFowler College of Business