About the Competition

Sanctioned by the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE), the NU-CUIBE International Business Case Competition has been hosted by D’Amore-McKim School of Business since 2010 and presents an intellectually demanding opportunity to bring students from the consortium’s partner institutions together.

Teams of four students represent each participating university (must be CUIBE members) in this bracketed competition featuring 15-minute presentations and a rigorous Q&A period. The case itself is not disclosed until it is distributed to the competitors at the conclusion of the opening ceremony.

Sixteen teams comprised of four undergraduate students will compete in this bracketed competition.

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Who We’re Seeking

Motivated students with a competitive spirit who enjoy a challenge and wish to be part of a meaningful and rewarding learning experience. Ideal candidates:

CUIBE members in a participating university.

– Junior or Senior, preferably; but second and third-year students are also welcome. Its more a matter of skills and abilities than age.

– At least one co-op or international internship is a plus.

– Understanding of basic finance, accounting, marketing, and strategy. Upper level finance and accounting is a plus. It is not necessary for applicants to have already completed a course in strategic management. But having read and analyzed business cases is helpful.

– Solid analytical and presentation skills … this is paramount!

– Ability to handle stress well and to meet tight deadlines.

– Ability to work effectively in a team under pressure.

– Willingness to work hard in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please email the following items to n.athanassiou@northeastern.edu:

– Your current resume

– Three fellow students and faculty advisor you’d like to compete with

– The names of two of your university’s faculty references.

– A short statement of 300 words or less describing what you feel you could contribute to the team
Be a Volunteer

Interested in being a part of the Competition? There are a number of opportunities to become involved with the Case Competition as a volunteer! We are looking for students of all class years to serve as ambassadors for the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and help us run a smooth and enjoyable competition.

Please contact us if you are interested!

Be a Judge

We are looking for experienced professionals who are interested in judging the Competition. This is a great opportunity to keep in touch with the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and its nationally ranked International Business program, while imparting your years of professional expertise to the next generation of business leaders. 

Please register to be a judge here!
Since 2010, D’Amore-McKim School of Business has annually hosted 15 other universities from across North America in what never ceases to be a challenging and rewarding learning experience for all involved. The first NU-CUIBE International Business Case Competition was designed by Professor Ray Kinnunen, who also served as the Northeastern University team coach from 2010 through 2013. This wonderful annual tradition would not be what it is today without his guidance and expertise. Thank you, Coach K!

2018 Winners
1st Place: Washington University in St. Louis
2nd Place: University of Hawaii – Manoa
3rd Place: Florida International University
4th Place: Brigham Young University

2017 Winners
1st Place: University of Hawaii – Manoa
2nd Place: Washington University in St. Louis
3rd Place: Washington State University
Honorable Mention: Temple University

2016 Winners
1st Place – Villanova University
2nd Place – University of San Diego
3rd Place – Loyola University at Chicago
4th Place – Canisius College
2015 Winners
1st Place – Brigham Young University
2nd Place – University of San Diego
3rd Place (tie) – San Diego State University
3rd Place (tie) – Villanova University
2014 Winners
1st Place- Washington State University, Carson College of Business
2nd Place- Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
3rd Place- James Madison University 
4th Place- American University, Kogod School of Business
2013 Winners
1st Place- Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School
2nd Place- Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
3rd Place- University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business
4th Place- American University, Kogod School of Business
2012 Winners
1st Place- Western University, Ivey Business School
2nd Place- University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business
3rd Place- Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
4th Place- University of San Diego
2011 Winners
1st Place- Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management
2nd Place- Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
3rd Place- McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
4th Place- Bryant University

More About CUIBE

CUIBE – of which D’Amore-McKim is a founding member – has 34 members who are dedicated to undergraduate international business education excellence. Faculty and administrators representing CUIBE members meet twice a year to share best practices and discuss new initiatives in international business education.