Energy Case Competition 2018

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The Energy Case Competition is an opportunity for both science/engineering and commerce students to experience management and making leadership decisions in the fields of science and engineering. Participants will have the chance to win prize money and network with industry leaders.

Teams of four will be given a challenging case question, in which you will have a week to analyse and develop strategic recommendations. Finalists will then have a chance to present their recommendations to a panel of industry judges.

To enter, you must be a paid MCC member. You can enter as a team of four with your friends or individually, in which case we will put you in a team. Each team must include at least one student enrolled in an undergraduate programme at the University of Auckland Business School.

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Team Size: Four people
Preparation Time: One week
Presentation: Ten minutes, followed by ten minutes of Q&A (Finalists only).

All team members must speak at some time during the presentation. Teams will be required to prepare a report for the preliminary submission.  Teams are recommended to conduct research in order to answer the case question.

Teams must submit a report with a limit of 5 A4 pages (these can be double-sided) by 4th August. The best five submissions will be selected to present in the Final Round.

For the finals, teams should prepare all slides using PowerPoint, the slides will be shown on the projectors during the presentation.

Registration Close: 11:59pm Thursday, 15 March 2018
Tutorial: 6-8pm Friday, 16 March 2018 at OGGB Case Room 2
Case Release: Morning, Friday, 16 March 2018
Submission Close: 11:59pm Thursday, 22 March 2018
Finalists Notified: Afternoon, Friday, 23 March 2018
Finalist Presentation: 5:30-9pm Monday, 26 March 2018

Check out the Resource Centre for useful materials to help you prepare for the case competition!

Science and Innovation Competition Tutorial Slides

A prize pool of $10,000 will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st place: $5,000
  • 2nd place: $2,500
  • 3rd place: $1,500
  • 4th & 5th place: $500