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Future Business Leaders Case Competition

About the Competition

Simon Business School’s virtual Future Business Leaders Case Competition is an exciting event with a number of amazing benefits. As a participant, you will:

  • Learn and refine skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and more.
  • Gain experience worthy of adding to your résumé.
  • Receive an introduction to the Experiential Learning approach, a common teaching methodology used in graduate business schools—including Simon.
  • Obtain insight into the graduate business school experience.

As an added bonus, there is no cost to participate!

Eligibility

This competition is reserved for graduates planning to begin their specialized master’s degree in 2022 as well as current undergraduate juniors and seniors. Candidates may participate even if they have not yet started or submitted an application to Simon.

We welcome students from all undergraduate disciplines—there is no need to be a business major or to have experience with quant and analytics. We just ask that you come with a willingness to learn!  

Format and Timeline

The entire competition is virtual, making participation convenient and hassle-free.
We begin with an information session to introduce the details of the event and follow that up with a prep session to get you ready for the competition.* After receiving access to and reviewing the case, you'll submit a memo that is evaluated by a panel of judges. Finalists are then selected to present their memos live to the judging panel, and the winners are announced shortly after.

*While we strongly encourage you to attend the information and prep sessions, attendance is not required to participate in the competition.

September 24: Information Session
October 8: Prep Session
October 22: Case Memo Due
November 1: Finalists Announced
November 13: Finalist Presentations
November 16: Winners Announced!

For participants who are not selected as finalists:
November 5: Virtual Coaching Workshop (receive additional tips surrounding experiential learning and how to best prepare for similar opportunities in the future; learn how to submit the strongest application possible to Simon and ways to stay in touch during the admissions process)

Prizes

Winners will receive:

  • $250 cash prize 
  • Trophy and Simon swag
  • All-expense paid trip to Rochester to tour campus and meet 1:1 with representatives from Simon’s Benet Career Management Center, Office of Student Engagement, and Admissions Office

Additionally, competition winners who apply to one of Simon’s specialized MS programs by January 5, 2022, and are admitted to Simon for Fall 2022 entry will receive:

  • Guaranteed $20,000 scholarship (with opportunity for additional scholarship based on candidacy)
  • Guaranteed invitation to participate in Scholarship Competition, an exclusive admitted-student event that provides an opportunity to compete for our largest scholarships, including full-tuition awards

All other finalists will receive:

  • Travel stipend and hotel stay to visit Rochester for a campus tour and a 1:1 meeting with an Admissions counselor
  • Priority consideration for admission (apply by January 5, 2022)

Additionally, competition finalists who apply to one of Simon’s specialized MS programs by January 5, 2022, and are admitted to Simon for Fall 2022 entry will receive:

  • Guaranteed scholarship
  • Priority consideration for participation in Scholarship Competition, an exclusive event for admitted students that provides an opportunity to receive our largest scholarships, including full-tuition awards

Registration

Information Session registration: September 1–24
Prep Session registration: September 24–October 8
Future Business Leaders Case Competition registration: October 8–October 21

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