The Development Squad is a five-week training program focused on personal development, analysing business cases and building practical business knowledge. The programme is typically run three times a year in Semester 1, Mid-Semester Break and in Semester 2. In each session between 12-16 top students are selected.

Being part of the Case Programme is extremely rewarding and can open doors to competing in further external case competitions. Students who have gone through this program are eligible for head-to-head, national and international competitions representing the University of Auckland. Students have been lucky enough to travel around the world to many countries to compete including United States of America, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

Case Programme Alumni are now in top consultancies, corporations and investment banks in New Zealand, Australia and further a field. This includes McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, PWC, Fonterra, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Craigs…


Semester One: 5 weekends post Mid Semester Break: Saturday April 21st, Saturday April 28th, Saturday May 5th, Saturday May 12th, Saturday May 19th

Inter-Semester Break: Saturday June 30th, Monday July 2nd, Wednesday July 4th, Tuesday July 10th, Sunday July 15th

Semester Two: Sunday, 16 September 2018, Sunday, 23 September 2018, Sunday, 30 September 2018, Sunday, 7 October 2018, Sunday, 14 October 2018

Applications for Development Squad close on the following dates:

  • Semester One and Inter-Semester Break: 5th April 2018
  • Semester Two: Friday September 1st


In order to apply you must have competed in one of the following competitions:

For Semester One and Mid-Semester Break:

  • Semester One Deloitte Open Case Competition
  • Semester One Deloitte First Years’ Case Competition

For Semester Two:

  • Semester Two Deloitte Open Case Competition
  • Semester Two Deloitte First Timers’ Case Competition



After competing in one of the prerequisite competitions you may apply for the Development Program.

To do so you will need to fill in an application form and provide your academic transcript.

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