Global Case Competition at Harvard

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Harvard GSAS Business Club & International Finance Student


The Harvard Case Competition: Where Brains, Business, and Big Bucks Collide

So, you think you've got the business acumen to rival the likes of Warren Buffet or Elon Musk? Well, Harvard's throwing down the gauntlet, and it's your chance to prove it. Enter the Global Case Competition at Harvard 2024, where the brightest minds from around the globe converge to tackle a real-world finance case. And guess what? There's a cool $10,000 on the line.

Brief About the Competition

The Global Case Competition at Harvard isn't just any old contest. It's an arena. An arena where over 750 teams, comprising more than 3,000 students, battle it out for business supremacy. But it's not all about the cash (though that's a pretty sweet incentive). It's about prestige, networking, and the unparalleled experience of presenting in front of distinguished business executives and Harvard Business School professors. Oh, and did we mention the chance to rub shoulders with representatives from top consulting firms, private equity bigwigs, and investment banking honchos?

Key Information

  • Prize Money: $10,000 (That's a lot of ramen noodles for a college student!)
  • Duration: 3 weeks of intense case-solving, culminating in a grand finale at Harvard University.
  • Eligibility: College students with a flair for finance and business.

Challenge Focus, Goal, and Topic

The competition zeroes in on the high-stakes world of investment banking and private equity. Participants are thrown into a major finance event, which they'll dissect, analyze, and present solutions for. Last year? It was all about an M&A scenario with Amazon. This year? Well, that's for you to find out and for us to keep under wraps (for now).

Prizes and Recognition

Sure, the $10,000 prize is enticing. But the real prize? The unparalleled experience, the networking opportunities, and the bragging rights of being a top contender in one of the world's most prestigious business competitions. And if you're wondering how this stacks up against other competitions, let's just say that few can offer the kind of exposure and experience that Harvard's competition boasts.

How Does the Challenge Work?

Over a span of three weeks, teams will dive deep into tasks like industry analysis, company dissection, financial scrutiny, and valuation. It's like getting a crash course in investment banking and private equity, without the sleepless nights (well, maybe a few). The climax? The top ten teams will present their findings in front of a first-class jury at Harvard. But even if you don't make the top ten, there's an on-campus weekend at Harvard where all participants can network, learn, and party.

Who's Available to Participate?

If you're a college student with a passion for finance and business, this is your playground. Whether you're an undergrad, a postgrad, or somewhere in between, if you've got the smarts and the drive, Harvard's doors are open.

Introduction of the Organizing Company

The brains behind this mammoth event are the Harvard GSAS Business Club and the International Finance Student Association Rotterdam. These aren't just any student clubs. They're powerhouses in their own right, known for their commitment to excellence, innovation, and fostering the next generation of business leaders.

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