Deloitte First Years and Open Case Competitions Wrap Up

The mid semester break saw close to 100 teams taking part in MCC’s Deloitte Open Case Competitions and Deloitte First Years Competition. With a substantial prize pool up for grabs for the first time in 2016, there was no doubt competition this semester would be fierce.

The week kicked into gear with a coaching day and practice cases running simultaneously on Monday. At the coaching day the education team ran competitors through the example case of Piako a gourmet yoghurt producer. Over 120 students attending to learn more about case cracking through giving it a go, the business school even shared our photo celebrating the fact so many students would give up their first day of their holiday to further support their studies.

The competition heats took place over 4 days with a variety of challenging cases spanning multiple industries and business models. Teams had 3 hours to analyse the case before coming up with a strategy to present to judges for 10 minutes followed by 10 minutes of question and answer. Over the week we saw teams experiencing a range of emotions, from excitement in cracking the case through to nervousness as they responded to the judge’s questions.

The calibre of teams this year was extremely high with judges finding it very difficult to determine who out of each round would make it through to the semifinals.

Saturday was where the competition kicked up a gear with 8 teams in each competition battling it out in the semifinals. As much as the judges asked to send through more, only the top 2 teams from each round were able to make it through to finals.

So on Sunday 4 teams in each competition were now locked in fierce competition to take home the trophies and cash on offer. They presented their proposed strategies and insights in front of Deloitte and Business School Case Programme alumni judges. After which they nervously waited for the announcement of results that occurred during the networking function. The winners were…

Deloitte Open Case Competition Champions:  DJMM

Deloitte First Years Case Competition Champions: Visionary

Congratulations goes to the winners as well as all the teams that made the finals and everyone who participated throughout the week.

This event could have taken place without the support and generous sponsorship of Deloitte, judges who generously gave up their time, and support from business school staff (that means you Olivia!),

We cannot wait to see you all next semester for round 2.

Internal Case Competition Committee