International Case Competitions

Participating in a case competition means on the one hand transcending your own discipline to make a coherent strategic plan with your team, on the other hand excelling in your own discipline to contribute in detail to the plan. In addition to this intellectual challenge, you will have a continuous character battle within yourself, together with your team and against other teams from – mostly renowned – international universities.

Wesley Kruijthof
student Rotterdam University AS (Marketing)

RICA has a worldwide network of case partners, universities that – like Rotterdam – also organise international competitions. For some we have to qualify, but most participations are by invitation. We don’t know exactly which competitions we will participate in every year, but in recent years it has been about at least eight competitions annually. These competitions take place everywhere: in Canada, USA, China, Mexico, Spain, Hungary and many other countries. You can find an overview of competitions that we have participated in here.

Every year RICA makes new choices, based on invitations, quality, timing and the number of teams.

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NIBS

The Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) organises case competitions since 1996, and this makes the NIBS case competition one of the oldest and most renowned undergraduate case competitions in the world.  

ROCA

Every fall Rotterdam University AS – in close cooperation with the Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) – hosts the Rotterdam-Carleton International Case Competition (ROCA); the location alternates between the Netherlands and Canada.

FECC

The Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) is all about entrepreneurship. This event takes place in January at the University of Vermont, Burlington, USA; teams have to qualify first through a “pre-arrival case”.

NIBS

The Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) organises case competitions since 1996, and this makes the NIBS case competition one of the oldest and most renowned undergraduate case competitions in the world.  

ROCA

Every fall Rotterdam University AS – in close cooperation with the Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) – hosts the Rotterdam-Carleton International Case Competition (ROCA); the location alternates between the Netherlands and Canada.

FECC

The Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) is all about entrepreneurship. This event takes place in January at the University of Vermont, Burlington, USA; teams have to qualify first through a “pre-arrival case”.

AIBC

The Alberta International Business Competition (AIBC) is a student-run business competition out of the University of Alberta School of Business, Canada. The event takes place in November; in Jasper, about 4 hours from Edmonton where the university is located.

LAZICC

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University hosts the LAZICC every fall; the event takes place in Waterloo, not far from Toronto, Canada. Students from twenty leading universities in North America, Europe and Asia participate.

CECC

The Central European Case Competition is hosted by Corvinus University of Budapest and Case Solvers, and organised every year in spring, in Budapest. It brings together high-performing students of top business schools from all over the world, including Central and Eastern Europe, to solve business strategy problems of companies active in the Central Europan region. 

AIBC

The Alberta International Business Competition (AIBC) is a student-run business competition out of the University of Alberta School of Business, Canada. The event takes place in November; in Jasper, about 4 hours from Edmonton where the university is located.

LAZICC

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University hosts the LAZICC every fall; the event takes place in Waterloo, not far from Toronto, Canada. Students from twenty leading universities in North America, Europe and Asia participate.

CECC

The Central European Case Competition is hosted by Corvinus University of Budapest and Case Solvers, and organised every year in spring, in Budapest. It brings together high-performing students of top business schools from all over the world, including Central and Eastern Europe, to solve business strategy problems of companies active in the Central Europan region. 

UNICC

The School of Economics & Business of the Universidad Navarra organises an International Case Competition every year in spring; the place of this event is Pamplona, Spain.

RSM STAR

The Rotterdam School of Management, part of the Erasmus University, hosts the student-run RSM STAR Case Competition; every year in spring, in Rotterdam.

BIICC

The Norwegian Business School in Oslo organises an International Case Competition in spring. Twelve prestigious schools from all over the world are invited to solve 2 real business cases, provided by the strategic partners of the business school.

UNICC

The School of Economics & Business of the Universidad Navarra organises an International Case Competition every year in spring; the place of this event is Pamplona, Spain.

RSM STAR

The Rotterdam School of Management, part of the Erasmus University, hosts the student-run RSM STAR Case Competition; every year in spring, in Rotterdam.

BIICC

The Norwegian Business School in Oslo organises an International Case Competition in spring. Twelve prestigious schools from all over the world are invited to solve 2 real business cases, provided by the strategic partners of the business school.

BMCC

In Fall Universidad Panamericana organises the Business and Management Case Competition at their campus in Guadalajara, Mexico.

JMUCC

The John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition is an annual, multi-round case competition, organised in Spring by a committee of students from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

HICC

The Heavener International Case Competition (HICC) is hosted by the Heavener School of Business at the University of Florida. The timing is in spring, the place of action is Gainesville.

BMCC

In Fall Universidad Panamericana organises the Business and Management Case Competition at their campus in Guadalajara, Mexico.

JMUCC

The John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition is an annual, multi-round case competition, organised in Spring by a committee of students from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

HICC

The Heavener International Case Competition (HICC) is hosted by the Heavener School of Business at the University of Florida. The timing is in spring, the place of action is Gainesville.

IBPC

The International Business Plan Competition (IBPC) is an annual event, in Fall, organised by SolBridge, International School of Business, part of Woosong University. Undergraduate students from leading universities around the world are invited to the heart of Silicon Valley of Korea, Daejeon city.

HKICC

Every year, in fall, the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) organises an international case competition. 15 Universities are invited to Hong Kong.

GCC

Every one or two years, the United Nations organise the UN Food Systems Summit. In order to support the work of the Action Tracks of this summit the Global Management Consulting Firm Kearney hosts a virtual and truly global case competition aiming at generating game-changing solutions; the timing is in spring.

IBPC

The International Business Plan Competition (IBPC) is an annual event, in Fall, organised by SolBridge, International School of Business, part of Woosong University. Undergraduate students from leading universities around the world are invited to the heart of Silicon Valley of Korea, Daejeon city.

HKICC

Every year, in fall, the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) organises an international case competition. 15 Universities are invited to Hong Kong.

GCC

Every one or two years, the United Nations organise the UN Food Systems Summit. In order to support the work of the Action Tracks of this summit the Global Management Consulting Firm Kearney hosts a virtual and truly global case competition aiming at generating game-changing solutions; the timing is in spring.

EBBCC

The Alberta Student Energy Conference (ASEC) is a virtual two-day learning and networking opportunity for students and industry professionals from all over Canada and potentially the globe to come and share the future of Canada’s and the world’s energy industry.

Solvers' Cup

Case Solvers is a Hungarian company that organises case trainings and competitions, thus helping university students to become professional problem solvers.

Dublin Case Competition Bootcamp

The Dublin Case Competition Bootcamp it is a 3-day training in which several universities from all over the world participate; organised in January by TUD, the Technological University of Dublin. 

EBBCC

The Alberta Student Energy Conference (ASEC) is a virtual two-day learning and networking opportunity for students and industry professionals from all over Canada and potentially the globe to come and share the future of Canada’s and the world’s energy industry.

Solvers' Cup

Case Solvers is a Hungarian company that organises case trainings and competitions, thus helping university students to become professional problem solvers.

Dublin Case Competition Bootcamp

The Dublin Case Competition Bootcamp it is a 3-day training in which several universities from all over the world participate; organised in January by TUD, the Technological University of Dublin. 

RICCB

The Rotterdam International Case Competition Bootcamp (RICCB) is a European business case competition on a small scale; organised late September by RICA.

RICCB

The Rotterdam International Case Competition Bootcamp (RICCB) is a European business case competition on a small scale; organised late September by RICA.