Global Case Competition at Harvard
April 24, 2020
The competitions goal is to regroup the best students in finance & economics throughout the world for the length of a few days, and offer them fantastic opportunities; to meet like minded students, world leading institutions, and renowned guests.
We are sure many of you around the world have been following the sweeping effects of novel coronavirus COVID-19. In recent weeks international travel has become increasingly complicated, risky, and in some cases impossible. Major events and conferences are being altered or outright cancelled. And universities, including Harvard, are taking proactive precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all students, employees, and visitors. As of recently, the precautions taken by Harvard include various on-campus and residential restrictions. Students are being sent home and prepared to finish the academic year remotely. Campus events and gatherings are, naturally, also affected.
It likely comes as no surprise, then, that the Global Case Competition will need to adjust to these unforeseen circumstances. The competition is not being cancelled, as that is far from necessary. In fact, the majority of participants will be entirely unaffected. Please continue to work diligently on your cases, and rest assured that we are eagerly looking forward to your solutions. The format for the 10 finalist teams will be altered to enable finalist teams to conduct their final presentations, and the following Q&A from the judging panel, remotely.
A three week long case competition with a grand final at Harvard University in the presence of first class business executives.
The teams will have to perform the following tasks:
- Industry Analysis
- Company Analysis
- Financial Analysis & Valuation
Students will work in a dynamic environment in which they will get first-hand experience on investment banking and private equity.
The competition is a unique opportunity connecting the world's smartest academics from the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Participation in the event is also a great opportunity to interact with the invited companies, financial institutions, guests and partners.
The case is related to the investment banking and private equity world. It focuses on a major finance event which students will have to study and analyse. Last year's edition encompassed an M&A scenario involving GM and Tesla.
The case is created by selected professionals to ensure the quality of the competition.
Just like in a real world situation, teams will have to create a pitch book. The teams in the top ten receive an invitation to present their work in front of a first class jury at Harvard University. However, all participants are invited to join the on-campus weekend at Harvard University.
Meet the future leaders and get a chance to network with world leading institutions and business executives during our on-campus weekend.
Build a unique network during our social events, galas, workshops, and spend an unforgettable time with the global elite. Showcase your intelligence to the world, develop new skills and compete with the very best.
November 1st 2019 - Registations Open
February 24th 2020 - The Case is released
March 13st - Deadline to submit solutions
April 24th & 25th - Final round