Students are given limited preparation time in CBS’ new business competition, Business Battlefield, as the aim is to test their ability to think on their feet. CBS student and co-founder, Rikke Knudsen, explains why the old case competition format is outdated.
The case team representing the University of Glasgow surprised Jeppe Tranekær, the leader of CBS Case Competition OPEN, as they flew in for the finals. Something which the case competition organizers haven't tried before. Jeppe Tranekær hopes that more international teams will fly in for the OPEN case competition in the future.
Companies and students are increasingly finding case competitions relevant – both to host and to take part in. But why? Students, the Head of Business Relations and Career Services at CBS, Grundfos, and QVARTZ give their suggestions and some of them question the format of case competitions. Because, are case competitions bringing out the most innovative ideas?
Week 9 is upon us. Two CBS students, Jeppe Tranekær and Mathias Bohn, who are heavily involved in the case competition, Janie Huus Tange, Head of Business Relations and Career Services, and the co-founder of Qvartz, Hans Henrik Beck, all agree that case solving skills are indispensable, and should extend far beyond week 9. What do you think?
Each year a new team of students takes part in organizing the CBS Case Competition. We talked to several of the organizers of the 2017 CBS Case Competition about, what's going on behind the scenes.