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Case Competition Rules
Multiple teams from each school are allowed to participate in the competition. Teams should consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 graduate (Masters, MBA or PhD) students. We are accepting only six schools in total for this competition.
Teams must register themselves before the deadline on April 19th, 2013.
All teams will be given the same case.
All teams must submit a two to four page written proposal and the Final Presentation by April 26th, 11:59 PM. Any delay will lead to disqualification. All submissions must be made to
The case and details regarding the content will be confidential until its release on April 20th.
External published sources may be used to gather information. The teams can seek help from a faculty advisor but need to disclose the details of the advisor.
Each team will be assigned a random team number before the case is released. Teams should only identify themselves by their team number in the report or during the final presentation.
On April 27th 2013, teams are not allowed to wear nametags before or during the presentation that gives out the names of the schools they represent. The teams should dress professionally for the final presentation.
At least three team members are expected to be present in person on April 27th.
Judging criteria will be handed out with the case. The decision of the judges will be considered final and cannot be contested.
There is no restriction on the number of presenters for each team. All team members are expected to participate in the question and answer session.
In case the teams require adjusting the slots to accommodate travel or other exigencies, the teams must let the organizing committee know by April 25th. The committee does not guarantee a change in the presentation order but promises to negotiate with other teams on their behalf.
Robert H. Smith School will reimburse up to $500/team for travel expenses. The amount will be decided based on the distance traveled by the teams.
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
, College Park, MD 20742