Global Case Competition at Harvard

The World's Most Prestigious Case Competition
$ 10'000
Industry Leaders
Global Network


IFSA Network


Our Mission

Deliver a world-class learning experience through a hands-on business case, while providing networking opportunities to connect aspiring analysts with leading firms, all while enhancing the business, communication, and teamwork skills of participants through a challenging case competition & workshop series.
The world’s most prestigious case competition organized by students to date.

The Global Case Competition at Harvard is the world’s most prestigious case competition organized by students. This year again it is organized by the Harvard College European Business Group (EBG) as well as the International Finance Student Association (IFSA).

Its goal is to regroup the best students in finance & economics throughout the world for the length of a few days, and offer them fantastic opportunities; to meet like-minded students, world leading institutions, and renowned guests. On the third edition of the competition, all participants will enjoy a meet&greet as well as networking in Boston, followed by two days of case solving at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, and will be closed by an amazing closing ceremony.

The competition is a unique opportunity connecting the worlds smartest academics from the U.S.A, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Taking part in this event is also a great moment in which you can interact with the invited companies, financial institutions, guests and partners.

Are you up to the challenge? Do you think you should be part of this experience? In that case, we are happy to receive your applications!

About the EBG

Compete in a challenging and rewarding experience, you’ll go head-to-head against the top teams in the world to showcase your best problem-solving skills.

Cash and prizes:

The Harvard College European Business Group (EBG) is dedicated to providing the Harvard student body with knowledge about the European business environment, economic climate, investment opportunities and politics. Furthermore, EBG seeks to give students the opportunity to explore different career paths in the region and to connect with representatives of leading companies from the Continent in sectors such as finance, consulting, manufacturing and more. EBG creates a space where students with the same interests can meet and learn from each other. We organize guest speaker events, discussions, seminars, conferences, social activities and aim to engage with the greater Harvard community.
For more information about the club visit the official website.

About the IFSA Network

 Since its establishment in 2014, IFSA Network quickly spread all over the world, creating chapters in fourteen countries across five continents. With such a rapid growth, we became the world’s largest finance student run organization in less than two years.

We now count over 35,000 members worldwide from universities such as Harvard, LSE, HEC Paris or the New Economic School of Moscow. We will continue to increase our impact through the establishment of IFSA chapters, creating a unique network of the best students from globally renowned universities.

This network will enable you to meet, interact and build relationships with finance-oriented people from all around the world. IFSA Network provides its members with lectures, workshops & (business) games. These activities will provide them with an extensive amount of useful knowledge and put them a step ahead of the competition. Not only will they have a better understanding of the field of finance, but they will also gain essential skills such as cross-cultural competence and organizational skills.

In such a competitve world that finance is, networking is a necessity to access the most prestigious financial entities.

The Competition

EBG & IFSA Network are proud to announce its 2018 Global Case Competition. We are bringing together students of finance and business backgrounds from across the world to compete at Harvard on a finance case regarding finance and strategic management
A digital copy of the case will be disbursed to all participants and can be completed from abroad.  The top 10 teams will be given the opportunity to make a short case presentation to a select panel of distinguished professors and industry professionals.  If a top 10 finalist is not able to come to Cambridge, MA for the live final competition then a video presentation will need to be submitted. 

Participants will be invited to a 3 day networking event on Harvard's campus with some of the top minds in the financial and management industries from April 13th to April 15th. Activities during the weekend will include the final competition event with special guest judges, a cocktail party with representatives from various companies, an awards gala, a tour of Harvard, excellent speakers, etc.

​*The cash and prizes total will be $10,000.

This is an outstanding opportunity to learn, interact with other students from across the world, cultivate a powerful network, and engage professionals within the industries of management and finance.  P.S. Cambridge can also be quite a fun place to spend a weekend.​
All the participants in the Global Case Competition at Harvard will receive an official Certificate of Completion from EBG to be included in future CVs and resumes.
2017 Partners
The entire organising committee would like to thank the different partners that have supported us.
2017 Winners
Windsor Capital Partners
London Business School
In 2017, contestants from 68 universities focused of Biogen's acquisition of Syntonix.
Windsor Capital Partners beat 126 teams, and received their awards at the Global Connections Gala at the Top of the Hub.
2016 Winners
Team Modigliani - HEC Paris
On a case centered on Blackstone's acquisition of Hilton, Team Modigliani beat teams from 5 continents. 
Here they are with Blackstone's CEO, Steve Schwarzman. 
Blackstone was the primary company analyzed in last year's case competition and team members were instantly offered job interviews.