Case Competitions

Please see below for information about upcoming case competitions for undergraduate students hosted by our corporate partners. All events take place on the Urbana-Champaign campus unless otherwise noted. Contact information for competition organizers is included in each entry.  To subscribe to the Case Competition Announcement Newsletter, please visit:

Corporate partners who wish to host a competition at the College of Business must submit a Case Competition Request Form. Please contact Alex See ( with questions.

PwC Case Challenge Competition



Corporate Sponsor


About the Competition

Today’s dynamic business environment requires analytical thinking, fact-based decision making, and collaborative action. You’ll experience it all first hand in Challenge, our campus case competition.

The Challenge case competition models real-world business scenarios focusing on the strategic issues currently being faced by companies all over the world. It is open to all freshmen and sophomores and does not require detailed knowledge of business concepts or accounting.

Within a designated period of time, you will work with a small team of students to review a business case, develop a solution, and create a presentation. Your team will then deliver your solution to a group of PwC professionals. Success is measured by three key criteria: critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. You will come away with valuable insights into our profession, our Firm, and the issues faced by global business leaders.

Challenge Competition Day: Thursday, November 2nd
Competition Time: All day! 8:00am – 5:00pm – students will be scheduled for a 20 – 30 minutes time slot
Competition Location: Illini Union
Awards & Pizza Reception: BIF Auditorium & Atrium from 5:30pm – 7:00pm (time subject to change)

Who should apply to participate

To participate, an individual must be a member of a four or five person team with the following composition:

At least two members of each team must have the intent to apply, applied or are currently enrolled in the Business School.
Teams are encouraged to include a member with the intent major/minor in STEM*
*Relevant STEM Majors/Minors include, but are not limited to: Data/Business Analytics, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Technology Management, Management Information Systems and Security

Eligible Participants:

1st (Freshman) and 2nd (Sophomore) year students in a 4 year program
1st (Freshman), 2nd (Sophomore) and 3rd (Junior) year students in a 5 year program
Juniors in process of applying for a 5th year program

How to Apply

Come to the exciting PwC Information Session on October 19 at 6pm in 2041 BIF to learn more.  Register by visiting  Job ID #100825BR

PRMIA Risk Management Challenge 2018

Deadline: January 5, 2018


Risk Management

Corporate Sponsor


About the Competition

The PRMIA Risk Management Challenge is open to undergraduate and graduate students to solve realistic business problems with a risk management focus. Includes two case studies that simulate up-to-date real-life risk management challenges. Winning team will win up to $10,000 cash award.

Who should apply to participate

Any undergraduate or graduate student in business currently enrolled at the time of registration.


January 9, 2018 (preliminary round) conducted online; regional challenges (February 23 or 24, 2018) in various cities worldwide; International challenge round – April 13, 2018.

How to Apply

Teams of 3-4 members register together with the nearest participating chapter. All team submissions are evaluated on their approach to cases and, if successful, are chosen to enter the regional and national finals.;; $100 registration fee per team. Deadline January 5, 2018.