Energy Case Competition 2019

Registrations Are Open


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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Competition Format:
1 week for all teams to produce a report
5 finalist teams will then be selected to present in front of a panel of judges

Team Composition:
Maximum 4 members
Must comprise at least 1 member studying Commerce, and at least 1 member from another faculty
Must all be paid MCC members
You may sign up as a team, or as an individual (individuals will be allocated to random teams)

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.

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

Registration Opens: Morning, Monday 11 March

Registration Closes:  5pm, Friday 22 March

Case Release: Morning, Friday 22 March

Tutorial: 5-7pm, Friday 22 March in OGGB Case Room 2

Submissions Close: 5pm, Friday 29 March

Finalists Notified: Afternoon, Monday 1st April

Powerpoint Submissions Close: 5pm, Wednesday 3 April

Finalist Presentation: 6pm, Thursday 4 April

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

We will be recording our tutorial on Friday 22 March. Basil Sharp, director of the Energy Centre, will be providing some background and insight into the case. Basil will also answer any questions you may have regarding the case. Additionally, the MCC Education team will also be running a tutorial on case cracking to provide you some guidance on report preparation.


We have a $10,000 prize pool up for grabs.

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