Case competitions give students the opportunity to demonstrate and develop communication and collaboration skills and to strategize business challenges in real time. Some students have even landed job offers through the experience. Smith MBAs compete in case competitions all over the United States each year.
Easily one of the most anticipated events of the program, the Smith MBA Orientation Case Competition is the first comprehensive test of strategic thinking and analytical skills first-year MBAs encounter.
At the start of the case competition, teams are given a general management case that examines broad strategy issues facing a company. Teams submit their analyses and recommendations in written and oral presentations. Four teams advance to the final round, which is judged by a panel of distinguished business leaders who act as the company’s board of directors.
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