The CIBER Case Challenge brings teams of four from around the world to compete in analyzing and presenting an international business case to judges. The CIBER Case Challenge offers an excellent opportunity for students to gain exposure to international business issues as well as to meet business students from around the globe. There are social events, such as the annual t-shirt exchange, in addition to the competition.
The 2013 CIBER Case Challenge will be held at the University of Connecticut during October 9 - 13, 2013. For information about selection of the UConn team, please contact Kelly Aceto.
Case Challenge Guidelines
The CIBER Challenge case may address multiple geographical regions and multiple functional areas. The actual content of the case will be kept secret until the competition begins.
Each team must be comprised of four currently enrolled business students working on their first university degree (undergraduates). No alternates are permitted.
Each of the four members of the team must be degree-seeking undergraduate students registered within the business school at the university they are from, and each student will need to represent a different specific functional area in one of the following four categories: Finance (including Accounting), Marketing, Management, and Operations. Students are only permitted to participate as a team member in the CIBER Case Challenge one time.
Students from different universities will be mixed and formed into an entirely new team for the competition. Each four-student team will have at least one student from an international business school and three students from different U.S. schools. Students will be connected prior to the competition through web groups arranged by the CIBER Case Challenge Management Team.
Students on the same competing team will be assigned to the same hotel room throughout the competition. Consequently, we ask that sending universities create a team comprised of even numbers of males and females.
2012 Case Challenge Awards
Elizabeth Buoyer, University of North Carolina
Xi (Christina) Jin, Purdue University
Alberto Parella, University of Trento
Samuel Supnick, University of Maryland
Second Place: Daedalus
Fabian Castro Acuna, University of Maryland
Aaron Midden, University of Miami
Noha Noweir, The American University of Cairo
Jessica Shaw, Purdue Universityy
Third Place: Mo-Mo Consulting
Eugen Ghiletchi, Belmont University
Elena Gomez, San Diego State University
Linfeng (Hope) He, University of Vermont
Youssef Zniber, Georgia State University
Fourth Place: Alpha Consultants
Jacob Barker, Georgia State University
Shiori Itoh, Rikkyo University
Mayren Martinez Hoffman, San Diego State University