- Teams must be composed of four graduate students from each participating institution.
- A minimum of two students must be enrolled in the institution’s MBA program.
- The other members may be students in a different graduate program from the same university.
- Teams may include any combination of part-time and full-time students.
- Teams may have no more than one executive MBA student participant.
- Each team member must be a current student at the educational institution they are representing.
- A maximum of two teams from any one school may enroll in the competition.
- Students may compete on only one team, and cooperation between teams from the same university is not allowed.
- Up to twelve teams will be accepted for the competition on a first-come, first served basis.
Competition Format and Guidelines
- Teams will receive the case one week in advance of the competition, during which time they may research and prepare their responses.
- The case will be from Sustainability in Healthcare Supply Chain.
- Students will be allowed to submit clarification questions about the case via email within the first 24 hours following the release of the case.
- Teams may conduct research using online and library resources, and may also consult with outside sources (i.e., industry experts, alumni, etc.).
- All sources must be cited at the end of the presentation.
- Teams cannot contact the company in the case, or anyone directly affiliated with the case.
- Presentations should be submitted by email in PowerPoint format by 07:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019.
- The first round of team presentations will begin at 09:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019.
- Four teams will be chosen to move on to the final round of presentations on Friday afternoon.
- Three winning teams will be announced shortly after completion of the final round.
- No revisions can be made to the team’s electronic presentation once submitted.
- Teams should not announce university affiliations in their presentations nor publish school names or logos in their PowerPoint slides.
- Business professional attire is required for the presentation, and attire should not indicate school affiliation.
- Competition judges will be drawn from industry experts, the academic community, and the business case sponsor.
- Presentations will be judged based on each team’s ability to define and analyze the issues, and to justify and effectively communicate a recommended plan of action.
- Judges will be familiar with the company and the case, so teams do not need to repeat the case in their presentations.
- Following the final round, 1st place ($2,500), 2nd place ($1,500), and 3rd place ($1,000) teams will be announced during a brief award ceremony.
Deadlines and Important Dates
- The deadline to register for the 2019 UConn MBA Sustainability Case Competition is Monday, April 01, 2019.
- Final team member names must be submitted by Wednesday, April 03, 2019.
- All team members must arrive in Hartford, Connecticut, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
- All teams are expected to stay through the final award ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019.