Group photo of an academic competition Academic Competitions

Academic competitions allow UNIBusiness students to test their knowledge and skills against their peers' from across the state and nation, and sometimes from around the globe. Participating in these events gives students much to gain - knowledge, presentation and team-building skills, confidence, professional connections and sometimes money - and little to lose.

Accordion Arrow    Entrepreneurial

Elevator Pitch Competition
The UNIEntrepreneurs, in conjunction with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, holds an elevator pitch competition early in the fall semester. The winner from the UNI competition advances to the national Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization's competition held at the CEO annual conference. Three national winners are selected.

Contact Bart Schmitz, UNIEntrepreneurs Advisor, 319-273-5732

Global Student Entrepreneur Award (GSEA)
Undergraduate student entrepreneurs who own a "for-profit" business and have been responsible for ongoing business operations for the past six consecutive months are eligible to compete in the regional GSEA contest. Regional winners advance to the Global Finals, sponsored by the Entrepreneur's Organization (EO). The winner receives a $10,000 cash prize plus products and services donated by EO members.

Contact Laurie Watje, Student Business Incubator manager, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-273-5732.

Iowa Business Plan Competition
This annual business plan competition for start-up or young Iowa business owners asks prospective competitors to submit an executive summary. Judges select businesses to continue in the competition, and those business owners must submit full business plans. Plans are reviewed, and up to 10 businesses are selected to make presentations to judges in the final round. The top three businesses receive awards of $25,000 (first), $15,000 (second) and $10,000 (third).

Contact Katherine Cota, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center program manager, 319-273-5732.

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute
Eight UNI students, selected through essays and interviews, are grouped with 24 students from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Buena Vista University, and Iowa Lakes Community College for one week of advanced study of entrepreneurship. Students compete in a business simulation and also attend seminars with successful entrepreneurs and business and community leaders to enhance their understanding of entrepreneurial opportunities in Iowa. Three hours of UNI academic credit, room and board are paid by the JPEC.

Contact Katherine Cota, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center program manager, 319-273-5732.

Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition
This annual spring competition, sponsored by John Pappajohn, Equity Dynamics and the Pappajohn Centers, is for Iowa college and university students interested in starting their own businesses. Original business plans are chosen in five regional competitions with winners advancing to the state level. Seed awards of $5,000 are given to three winners who effectively present viable plans.

Contact Katherine Cota or Laurie Watje, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-273-5732.

Enactus
Student members of UNI Entrepreneurs, an affiliate of CEO and Enactus, engage in numerous competitions offered by Enactus each year. Enactus USA Regional Competition is the principal event, with winners advancing to the National Exposition and ultimately the World Cup. Competition is based on seven criteria, and teams are judged by their ability to effectively measure and demonstrate the creation of economic improvement by helping others.

Contact Bart Schmitz, UNIEntrepreneurs Advisor, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-273-5732.

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Krause Challenge
Join UNI's Krause Challenge team and put your financial knowledge to work while exercising your analytical and investment skills. UNIBusiness students compete against students from Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and Drake University. The object of the competition is to manage actual stock portfolios initially funded by $100,000 gifts to each university from W.A. Krause, chairman of Kum & Go. The team with the greatest financial return at the end of the annual competition wins. The money is retained for future teams.

Contact Mir Zaman, Carl Schweser Professor of Financial Analysis, 319-273-2579.

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Minnesota Chapter
University Challenge

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, hosts this competition for real estate students each year. Student teams act as development consultants and present their most practical and best-use solutions to a real estate challenge, such as new site development or redevelopment of industrial space.

Contact Art Cox, Director, UNI Center for Real Estate Education, 319-273-6986.

Accordion Arrow    Management

Operations Stimulus
The Supply Chain Management Association participates in this international logistics competition in Denver each January. Operation Stimulus is sponsored by The Denver Transportation Club and the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Teams are given a logistics case two weeks prior to arriving. The first afternoon each team presents its recommendations to a panel of judges, but an hour prior to making their presentations the teams are given a twist to their case that must be incorporated into their presentation. A winner is chosen from each pool of four university teams and the winners move into the final round. The event also includes a trade show, speakers and opportunities to network with logistics and supply chain executives.

Contact Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

Accordion Arrow    Marketing and Sales

National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC)
NSAC is one of the largest advertising competition for participating college chapters of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Each year a corporate sponsor provides a difficult marketing challenge detailed in an extensive case study for students to solve. Students are given access to high-level marketing research tools such as Experian Simmons OneView, AdMall, SRDS, and Nielsen ratings data. Student teams complete extensive research and develop an integrated communication campaign for the client - including the media plan, messaging strategy and creative ad executions.

The team selects five presenters to pitch the campaign concepts they developed to a panel of judges at the AAF District 9 competition in Kansas City in April. The district winners advance to compete in semi-finals, and the top eight teams in the country compete at the AAF national conference.

Contact Matthew Wilson, AAF-UNI Faculty Advisor

The National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC)
The NCSC hosts the top collegiate sales talent and sales faculty from university sales programs across North America. Competitors make 20-minute sales calls to fictional businesses; their goals range from getting a second appointment to making the sale. However, the focus is on the sales skills exhibited rather than the outcome of the call. The competition is a tournament-style format which includes a wildcard and elimination rounds for advancement. Contestants are evaluated on their approach and rapport, needs identification, presentation, handling of objections, closing and communication skills.

Contact Marty Hansen, Instructor of Marketing.

BIZ INK
BIZ INK is an international, undergraduate, business-student competition that challenges students around the world to develop professional skills and practical knowledge using "real-life" business cases. It requires a goal orientation, creativity, social consciousness and the capacity to work effectively and efficiently in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. BIZ INK strives for a global perspective on business, with a special interest in Latin-American companies, which face a fast changing region politically, socially and economically. The BIZ INK finals, known as the INK CHALLENGE, take place at the EAFIT university campus in Medellin, Colombia.

Contact Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)
Members of the UNI chapter of PSE, Epsilon Theta, compete in numerous categories at the PSE Regional Conference and National Convention. Competitions include the Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon, Speakers Competition and the Boss Games. Winners at the regional level go on to compete at the National Convention.

Contact Marty Hansen, Instructor of Marketing.

Accordion Arrow    International

Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Case Analysis Competition
The NIBS competition tests problem solving, decision making, and presentation skills on top of challenging students' business "IQ."

Teams compete by analyzing business cases. During the qualifying round in November, team members complete a case analysis that defines the business problem, provides alternative solutions, makes a solution recommendation, and provides a plan for implementation. The top teams compete in the final round at a host university where the teams analyze cases and orally present their findings to the judges.

The UNIBusiness team, comprised of Global Associates members, has competed in New Zealand, Montreal, Newfoundland and France.

Contact NIBS team advisor Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

A number of competitions provide the opportunity for students to travel abroad thus adding another exciting dimension to their learning experience. Find more under Connect With The World.


Becoming A Professional | Earn Credentials

Group photo of an academic competition

Academic Competitions

Academic competitions allow UNIBusiness students to test their knowledge and skills against their peers' from across the state and nation, and sometimes from around the globe. Participating in these events gives students much to gain - knowledge, presentation and team-building skills, confidence, professional connections and sometimes money - and little to lose.

Accordion Arrow    Entrepreneurial

Elevator Pitch Competition
The UNIEntrepreneurs, in conjunction with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, holds an elevator pitch competition early in the fall semester. The winner from the UNI competition advances to the national Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization's competition held at the CEO annual conference. Three national winners are selected.

Contact Bart Schmitz, UNIEntrepreneurs Advisor, 319-273-5732

Global Student Entrepreneur Award (GSEA)
Undergraduate student entrepreneurs who own a "for-profit" business and have been responsible for ongoing business operations for the past six consecutive months are eligible to compete in the regional GSEA contest. Regional winners advance to the Global Finals, sponsored by the Entrepreneur's Organization (EO). The winner receives a $10,000 cash prize plus products and services donated by EO members.

Contact Laurie Watje, Student Business Incubator manager, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-273-5732.

Iowa Business Plan Competition
This annual business plan competition for start-up or young Iowa business owners asks prospective competitors to submit a brief executive summary. Judges select businesses to continue in the competition, and those business owners must submit a pitch deck and a full executive summary with financial. Up to 10 businesses are selected to make presentations to judges in the final round. The top three businesses receive awards of $25,000 (first), $15,000 (second) and $10,000 (third).

Contact Katherine Cota, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Associate Director, 319-273-5732.

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute
Eight UNI students, selected through essays and interviews, are grouped with 24 students from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Buena Vista University, and Iowa Lakes Community College for one week of advanced study of entrepreneurship. Students compete in a business simulation and also attend seminars with successful entrepreneurs and business and community leaders to enhance their understanding of entrepreneurial opportunities in Iowa. Three hours of UNI academic credit, room and board are paid by the JPEC.

Contact Katherine Cota, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center program manager, 319-273-5732.

Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition
This annual spring competition, sponsored by John Pappajohn, Equity Dynamics and the Pappajohn Centers, is for Iowa college and university students interested in starting their own businesses. Original business plans are chosen in five regional competitions with winners advancing to the state level. Seed awards of $5,000 are given to three winners who effectively present viable plans.

Contact Katherine Cota or Laurie Watje, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-273-5732.

Enactus
Student members of UNI Entrepreneurs, an affiliate of CEO and Enactus, engage in numerous competitions offered by Enactus each year. Enactus USA Regional Competition is the principal event, with winners advancing to the National Exposition and ultimately the World Cup. Competition is based on seven criteria, and teams are judged by their ability to effectively measure and demonstrate the creation of economic improvement by helping others.

Contact Bart Schmitz, UNIEntrepreneurs Advisor, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-273-5732.

Accordion Arrow    Finance and Real Estate

Krause Challenge
Join UNI's Krause Challenge team and put your financial knowledge to work while exercising your analytical and investment skills. UNIBusiness students compete against students from Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and Drake University. The object of the competition is to manage actual stock portfolios initially funded by $100,000 gifts to each university from W.A. Krause, chairman of Kum & Go. The team with the greatest financial return at the end of the annual competition wins. The money is retained for future teams.

Contact Mir Zaman, Carl Schweser Professor of Financial Analysis, 319-273-2579.

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Minnesota Chapter
University Challenge

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, hosts this competition for real estate students each year. Student teams act as development consultants and present their most practical and best-use solutions to a real estate challenge, such as new site development or redevelopment of industrial space.

Contact Art Cox, Direct, UNI Center for Real Estate Education, 319-273-6986.

Accordion Arrow    Management

Operations Stimulus
The Supply Chain Management Association participates in this international logistics competition in Denver each January. Operation Stimulus is sponsored by The Denver Transportation Club and the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Teams are given a logistics case two weeks prior to arriving. The first afternoon each team presents its recommendations to a panel of judges, but an hour prior to making their presentations the teams are given a twist to their case that must be incorporated into their presentation. A winner is chosen from each pool of four university teams and the winners move into the final round. The event also includes a trade show, speakers and opportunities to network with logistics and supply chain executives.

Contact Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

Accordion Arrow    Marketing and Sales

National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC)
NSAC is one of the largest advertising competition for participating college chapters of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Each year a corporate sponsor provides a difficult marketing challenge detailed in an extensive case study for students to solve. Students are given access to high-level marketing research tools such as Experian Simmons OneView, AdMall, SRDS, and Nielsen ratings data. Student teams complete extensive research and develop an integrated communication campaign for the client - including the media plan, messaging strategy and creative ad executions.

The team selects five presenters to pitch the campaign concepts they developed to a panel of judges at the AAF District 9 competition in Kansas City in April. The district winners advance to compete in semi-finals, and the top eight teams in the country compete at the AAF national conference.

Contact Matthew Wilson, AAF-UNI Faculty Advisor

The National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC)
The NCSC hosts the top collegiate sales talent and sales faculty from university sales programs across North America. Competitors make 20-minute sales calls to fictional businesses; their goals range from getting a second appointment to making the sale. However, the focus is on the sales skills exhibited rather than the outcome of the call. The competition is a tournament-style format which includes a wildcard and elimination rounds for advancement. Contestants are evaluated on their approach and rapport, needs identification, presentation, handling of objections, closing and communication skills.

Contact Marty Hansen, Instructor of Marketing.

BIZ INK
BIZ INK is an international, undergraduate, business-student competition that challenges students around the world to develop professional skills and practical knowledge using "real-life" business cases. It requires a goal orientation, creativity, social consciousness and the capacity to work effectively and efficiently in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. BIZ INK strives for a global perspective on business, with a special interest in Latin-American companies, which face a fast changing region politically, socially and economically. The BIZ INK finals, known as the INK CHALLENGE, take place at the EAFIT university campus in Medellin, Colombia.

Contact Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)
Members of the UNI chapter of PSE, Epsilon Theta, compete in numerous categories at the PSE Regional Conference and National Convention. Competitions include the Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon, Speakers Competition and the Boss Games. Winners at the regional level go on to compete at the National Convention.

Contact Marty Hansen, Instructor of Marketing.

Accordion Arrow    International

Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Case Analysis Competition
The NIBS competition tests problem solving, decision making, and presentation skills on top of challenging students' business "IQ."

Teams compete by analyzing business cases. During the qualifying round in November, team members complete a case analysis that defines the business problem, provides alternative solutions, makes a solution recommendation, and provides a plan for implementation. The top teams compete in the final round at a host university where the teams analyze cases and orally present their findings to the judges.

The UNIBusiness team, comprised of Global Associates members, has competed in New Zealand, Montreal, Newfoundland and France.

Contact NIBS team advisor Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

A number of competitions provide the opportunity for students to travel abroad thus adding another exciting dimension to their learning experience. Find more under Connect With The World.

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Group photo of an academic competition

Academic Competitions

Academic competitions allow UNIBusiness students to test their knowledge and skills against their peers' from across the state and nation, and sometimes from around the globe. Participating in these events gives students much to gain - knowledge, presentation and team-building skills, confidence, professional connections and sometimes money - and little to lose.

Accordion Arrow    Entrepreneurial

Elevator Pitch Competition
The UNIEntrepreneurs, in conjunction with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, holds an elevator pitch competition early in the fall semester. The winner from the UNI competition advances to the national Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization's competition held at the CEO annual conference. Three national winners are selected.

Contact Bart Schmitz, UNIEntrepreneurs Advisor, 319-273-5732.

Global Student Entrepreneur Award (GSEA)
Undergraduate student entrepreneurs who own a "for-profit" business and have been responsible for ongoing business operations for the past six consecutive months are eligible to compete in the regional GSEA contest. Regional winners advance to the Global Finals, sponsored by the Entrepreneur's Organization (EO). The winner receives a $10,000 cash prize plus products and services donated by EO members.

Contact Laurie Watje, Student Business Incubator manager, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-273-5732.

Iowa Business Plan Competition
This annual business plan competition for start-up or young Iowa business owners asks prospective competitors to submit an executive summary. Judges select businesses to continue in the competition, and those business owners must submit full business plans. Plans are reviewed, and up to 10 businesses are selected to make presentations to judges in the final round. The top three businesses receive awards of $25,000 (first), $15,000 (second) and $10,000 (third).

Contact Katherine Cota, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center program manager, 319-273-5732.

Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute
Eight UNI students, selected through essays and interviews, are grouped with 24 students from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Buena Vista University, and Iowa Lakes Community College for one week of advanced study of entrepreneurship. Students compete in a business simulation and also attend seminars with successful entrepreneurs and business and community leaders to enhance their understanding of entrepreneurial opportunities in Iowa. Three hours of UNI academic credit, room and board are paid by the JPEC.

Contact Katherine Cota, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center program manager, 319-273-5732.

Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition
This annual spring competition, sponsored by John Pappajohn, Equity Dynamics and the Pappajohn Centers, is for Iowa college and university students interested in starting their own businesses. Original business plans are chosen in five regional competitions with winners advancing to the state level. Seed awards of $5,000 are given to three winners who effectively present viable plans.

Contact Katherine Cota or Laurie Watje, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-273-5732.

Enactus
Student members of UNI Entrepreneurs, an affiliate of CEO and Enactus, engage in numerous competitions offered by Enactus each year. Enactus USA Regional Competition is the principal event, with winners advancing to the National Exposition and ultimately the World Cup. Competition is based on seven criteria, and teams are judged by their ability to effectively measure and demonstrate the creation of economic improvement by helping others.

Contact Bart Schmitz, UNIEntrepreneurs Advisor, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, 319-273-5732.

Accordion Arrow    Finance and Real Estate

Krause Challenge
Join UNI's Krause Challenge team and put your financial knowledge to work while exercising your analytical and investment skills. UNIBusiness students compete against students from Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and Drake University. The object of the competition is to manage actual stock portfolios initially funded by $100,000 gifts to each university from W.A. Krause, chairman of Kum & Go. The team with the greatest financial return at the end of the annual competition wins. The money is retained for future teams.

Contact Mir Zaman, Carl Schweser Professor of Financial Analysis, 319-273-2579.

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Minnesota Chapter
University Challenge

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, hosts this competition for real estate students each year. Student teams act as development consultants and present their most practical and best-use solutions to a real estate challenge, such as new site development or redevelopment of industrial space.

Contact Art Cox, Director, UNI Center for Real Estate Education, 319-273-6986.

Accordion Arrow    Management

Operations Stimulus
The Supply Chain Management Association participates in this international logistics competition in Denver each January. Operation Stimulus is sponsored by The Denver Transportation Club and the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Teams are given a logistics case two weeks prior to arriving. The first afternoon each team presents its recommendations to a panel of judges, but an hour prior to making their presentations the teams are given a twist to their case that must be incorporated into their presentation. A winner is chosen from each pool of four university teams and the winners move into the final round. The event also includes a trade show, speakers and opportunities to network with logistics and supply chain executives.

Contact Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

Accordion Arrow    Marketing and Sales

National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC)
NSAC is one of the largest advertising competition for participating college chapters of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Each year a corporate sponsor provides a difficult marketing challenge detailed in an extensive case study for students to solve. Students are given access to high-level marketing research tools such as Experian Simmons OneView, AdMall, SRDS, and Nielsen ratings data. Student teams complete extensive research and develop an integrated communication campaign for the client - including the media plan, messaging strategy and creative ad executions.

The team selects five presenters to pitch the campaign concepts they developed to a panel of judges at the AAF District 9 competition in Kansas City in April. The district winners advance to compete in semi-finals, and the top eight teams in the country compete at the AAF national conference.

Contact Matthew Wilson, AAF-UNI Faculty Advisor

The National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC)
The NCSC hosts the top collegiate sales talent and sales faculty from university sales programs across North America. Competitors make 20-minute sales calls to fictional businesses; their goals range from getting a second appointment to making the sale. However, the focus is on the sales skills exhibited rather than the outcome of the call. The competition is a tournament-style format which includes a wildcard and elimination rounds for advancement. Contestants are evaluated on their approach and rapport, needs identification, presentation, handling of objections, closing and communication skills.

Contact Marty Hansen, Instructor of Marketing.

BIZ INK
BIZ INK is an international, undergraduate, business-student competition that challenges students around the world to develop professional skills and practical knowledge using "real-life" business cases. It requires a goal orientation, creativity, social consciousness and the capacity to work effectively and efficiently in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. BIZ INK strives for a global perspective on business, with a special interest in Latin-American companies, which face a fast changing region politically, socially and economically. The BIZ INK finals, known as the INK CHALLENGE, take place at the EAFIT university campus in Medellin, Colombia.

Contact Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)
Members of the UNI chapter of PSE, Epsilon Theta, compete in numerous categories at the PSE Regional Conference and National Convention. Competitions include the Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon, Speakers Competition and the Boss Games. Winners at the regional level go on to compete at the National Convention.

Contact Marty Hansen, Instructor of Marketing.

International Collegiate Case Competition
The Collegiate Chapters Council of the American Marketing Association (AMA) runs an annual International Collegiate Case Competition that began in 1986-87. The Case Competition is open to undergraduate teams at schools that have an affiliated AMA Collegiate Chapter. The AMA Collegiate Case Competition is a yearlong event that brings together top marketing students to work on a marketing challenge submitted by a sponsoring organization. The Case sponsor provides a detailed marketing problem for which it is looking to gain the perspective of AMA's best students, who will compete by developing a marketing strategy in a nationally recognized competition.

Contact Kathleen Porter.

AMA Collegiate Chapter Website Competition
The AMA Collegiate Chapter Website Competition sponsored by Wix is one of the AMA's most valuable competitions. Submissions are made by late fall of the academic year for judging. Faculty advisors from across the U.S. judge the website as if they were an internal or external customer. Sites will be evaluated on Aesthetics, Content and Functionality, Engagement, and other required elements. Winners will be announced during the Annual International Collegiate Conference Awards banquet held in the spring of each year.

Contact Kathleen Porter.

Northwestern Mutual Sales Competition
The Northwestern Mutual Sales Competition is an opportunity to compete one-on-one against other AMA marketing students testing their abilities to close the sale - and win cash prizes. The competition takes place on site of the International Collegiate Conference. Each competitor will present a prepared sales presentation (approximately 8 minutes). Finalists will be chosen to compete in the final round of competition. Winners will be announced during the Awards dinner at the conclusion of the International Collegiate Conference.

Contact Kathleen Porter.

SABRE Business Simulation Competition
SABRE™, (which stands for Strategic Allocation of Business REsources), is a market simulation developed by IIBD and used in IIBD's executive courses, and in MBA programs worldwide, including Wharton, University of North Carolina, University of Michigan, and abroad.

The SABRE Business Simulation takes place on site of the AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Teams may add and withdraw products from the marketplace as well as advertise, price, distribute and design those products to best fit varying market segments. Teams have decision periods to make a series of strategic decisions. Participants must make their decisions in the face of uncertain market conditions, including competitor's moves. Each team has an equally fair chance of succeeding depending on the strategies and tactics they employ.

Contact Kathleen Porter.

Marketing Strategy Competition
This competition taking place at the AMA International Collegiate Conference will challenge participant's wit, speed, and presentation skills while leveling the playing field for all schools - big, small, commuter- many resources to no resources! This one is all about the students, and using their knowledge and experience to react quickly to come up with a case solution. In teams of two participants will receive the same mini-case (1 page) based on a fictional company. Teams will then have 20 minutes to create a strategy to solve the problem within the case before going in front of the judging panel to present their ideas. The oral presentation will be 7 minutes max (no visual aids) - it's solely based on students' ideas, knowledge and ability to communicate those ideas. At the end of the presentation, judges will have the opportunity to follow-up with questions based on the team recommendations. The best presentations will advance to a semi-finals and finals round on Saturday morning of the International Collegiate Conference.

Contact Kathleen Porter.

Accordion Arrow    International

Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Case Analysis Competition
The NIBS competition tests problem solving, decision making, and presentation skills on top of challenging students' business "IQ."

Teams compete by analyzing business cases. During the qualifying round in November, team members complete a case analysis that defines the business problem, provides alternative solutions, makes a solution recommendation, and provides a plan for implementation. The top teams compete in the final round at a host university where the teams analyze cases and orally present their findings to the judges.

The UNIBusiness team, comprised of Global Associates members, has competed in New Zealand, Montreal, Newfoundland and France.

Contact NIBS team advisor Chris Schrage, international programs coordinator, 319-273-2126.

A number of competitions provide the opportunity for students to travel abroad thus adding another exciting dimension to their learning experience. Find more under Connect With The World.

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