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Global Case Competition at Harvard

$10,000* | Industry Leaders | Global Network

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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 Extension Business Society (HEBS) 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 second 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 HEBS

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:

We are an official Harvard student organization, welcoming members from all of Harvard University's graduate and undergraduate schools. The mission of HEBS is to promote professional development in the areas of finance, business, leadership, and management. We aim to provide a common forum for aspiring and experienced professionals within the Harvard community. We fulfill this mission by providing relevant networking events, academic programs, and resources to those interested in developing their business acumen. Founded in 2005, and one of the largest clubs on campus with over 1,600 members, HEBS actively works to strengthen the 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 thirteen 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 20,000 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

HEBS & IFSA Network are proud to announce its 2017 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 7th to April 9th. 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 will total to 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 HEBS to be included in future CVs and resumes.