25th Annual International

Case Competition


The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University is excited to invite you to the 25th Annual International Case Competition (ICC). The ICC began in 1996 and is hosted by the Operations Management Club at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The competition focuses on Operations Strategy, Supply Chain, Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility and provides an innovative learning platform for students to solve a current operational business challenge. The competition helps students build competencies in synthesizing information under time pressure, organizing and prioritizing issues, applying decision-making skills, and working in teams. The event also connects leading operational talent with multinational sponsor companies for networking and recruiting opportunities.




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Teams of 4-5 students per school.

Registration confirmation requires a $150 team registration fee.

Teams must sign lead sponsor Non-Disclosure Agreement & Participation Agreement.

Registration closes October 20th 11:59 PM EST and is by invitation only.

First Round

​A case prompt will be sent to teams 5 days before the competition. Each team will have 5 days to formulate their answer and submit their slide deck.

The competition will be split into 2 rounds:


First Round:

  1. Teams will be randomly drawn into 3 groups

  2. Each team will give a 20 min presentation followed by 10 min Q&A

  3. The top team in each group will advance to the final round

Final Round

No changes can be made to the slide deck between rounds

Final Round

  1. Each of the 3 finalists will present to the entire judging panel and participants


Awards & Prizes​

1st Place: $5,000

2nd Place: $2,000

3rd Place: $1,000





All teams are responsible for their own travel arrangements to/from Pittsburgh. If flying, the closest major airport is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). It's 45-min ride by Uber/Lyft/Taxi to CMU or you can take the 28X Bus to campus. 
Alternatives: http://www.flypittsburgh.com/transportation 


The ICC is sponsoring teams stay on Nov 13th and 14th at the Marriott Shadyside Additional lodging details we be shared after registration. Please reserve with ICC's room block. There is no requirement to stay at this location.


Parking is available around campus. The CMU garage off Forbes is close to the Tepper Quad. Parking is free on Sundays. Alternatives: https://www.cmu.edu/parking/about/index.html


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