The Rotterdam International Case Academy (RICA) is run by passionate professionals who believe that business needs employees who can work independently, efficiently and multidisciplinary. The remedy? Case-based education! Give a multidisciplinary student team a tough business case, add time pressure and an element of competition, and the students will exceed. To keep doing this, we are looking for your support!

Are you also looking for talents?  We have what you are looking for….

o Students who are goal-oriented and strong communicators.

o Students who can get to the root cause of problems quickly and think in terms of solutions; solutions that don’t just focus on Profit, but also on People and Planet!

o Students who do not think in boxes but work together in interdisciplinary teams: Business, Engineering, Logistics and ICT.

You will find these managers of the future with us: Rotterdam International Case Academy, part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. A triangle of students, trainers and companies that develop and solve business cases together. Together, they are also part of national and international case competitions every year where top talents compete against each other for the best solutions. The icing on the cake is the annual ROCA, our own top competition in which renowned universities from all over the world participate.

Case companies about ROCA  

What does it get you?

  • Employer Branding: We put you in touch with a large group of talented students; these students have already been pre-selected and have at least six months of company experience. You get to know the students and the students get to know your company.
  • Exposure: Through the Rotterdam International Case Academy, your company is brought to the attention of many students (in cases, in competitions, in workshops and in case-based semesters).
  • Agile Solutions: Young creative teams look at your company’s challenges in a different and often refreshingly future-oriented way. No months of coaching, but often an idea and an action plan within a day.
  • Alumni: In recent years, more than a thousand students have participated in our case-based programmes, more than a hundred in case competitions. There is close contact with these ambitious and talented ‘case competition alumni’, now working in companies.

Are you interested in this type of training and education, would you like to get to know these students and also help them advance in their young careers? Then link your name to our Case Academy and support our programme and competitions with a financial contribution that will depend on the chosen sponsorship package. Our internal budgets are not sufficient to train all students and give them access to international case competitions. We need your help. An investment in talent and the future of young people!

Contact :
Hans van Oudheusden
06 – 50737932; 010 7946338

RICA Sponsor packages

 RICA offers access to talented and motivated students:

– 2nd year students: 50 per year
– 3rd year students: 50 per year
– 4th year students: 25 per year

In addition, through internal (spin-off) case competitions:
– 100 2nd to 4th year students looking for an extra challenge.

These include the following courses:

– Finance & Control
– Commercial Economics
– Business IT and Management
– Business Administration
– International Business
– Technical Business Administration
– Logistics
– Communications

RICA now has an extensive alumni network,  of which approximately 75 alumni are very active and involved.

Within these student populations, you will have the opportunity to promote your company through 4 different sponsorship packages:

Sponsor Package I

RICA Supporter: 

  • Semi-annual RICA networking drinks: Meet & Greet with our RICA students (approx. 100 per academic year).
  • Opportunity to give a guest lecture or workshop to our students (also possible at your location).
  • Your company name as a sponsor on our RICA banners; this gives you exposure at the Rotterdam Business School location at Kralingse zoom, where approx. 14,000 students study.
  • Listing on our website (first the announcement in our news section and then the launch as a permanent sponsor on this website. 
  • Listing of your company name as a sponsor on our general RICA LinkedIn page 
  • Mention on our private RICA LinkedIn alumni  page; Rotterdam University International Case Competition Alumni. 

Sponsor Package II

RICA Partner: 
Supporter plus :   

  • Opportunity to bring your vacancy(s) to the attention of our students and/or alumni via our LinkedIn page and our website.
  • Listing of your company name in our RICA awards cabinet.
  • Submission of your company as the subject of a case (i.e., a possible problem or challenge for one of your managers). This way, you will get solutions from talented 3rd and/or 4th year students. It requires a minimal time investment from you, and it can give you eye-openers and several creative and innovative ideas.

Sponsor Package III

RICA Friend: 
Supporter + Partner plus 

  • Mention as main sponsor of the RICA.
  • Mention as main sponsor of our own and already well-known Rotterdam International Case Competition (ROCA).
  • Sponsor of a student team to be sent to a renowned international case competition (Canada, USA, Norway, Spain, Mexico, Hong Kong and numerous other destinations) with, if desired, personal involvement in the preparations.
  • Opportunity to highlight vacancy(s) in our (alumni) WhatsApp group.

Sponsor Package IIII

RICA Platinum: 

Supporter + Partner + Friend plus :  

  • Maximum exposure by entering your business case as a “challenge” in our own Rotterdam International Case Competition (ROCA). Link video roca for companies
  • Opportunity to have creative and innovative solutions generated by 16 outstanding student teams from top business schools around the world.


Interested? Would you like to know more about the costs? Questions?
Please mail to or contact Hans van Oudheusden: 06 50737932.