© 2019 by the Operations & General Management Club | Tepper School of Business | Carnegie Mellon University

Competition Format

 

Participants

Each participating school may enter one (1) team consisting of up to four (4) members.  All participants must be a Full-Time, Part-Time, and/or Executive MBA student.  

 

Format

A case prompt developed by Amazon will be sent to all teams 10 days prior to the competition; each team will have one week (7 days) to formulate their answer and submit their slide deck.  

 

The competition will be split into two rounds:

 

First Round:

Teams will be randomly drawn into 3 groups.

Each team will give a 20 minute presentation with a 10 minute Q&A

The top team in each group as determined by the judges will advance to the final round.

Final Round:

                    Each of the three finalists will present again to the entire panel of judges and to all participants.

                    No changes can be made to the slide deck between the first and final rounds.

 

Awards and Prizes

  • 1st Place: $4,500

  • 2nd Place: $2,000

  • 3rd Place: $1,000

 

Other

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  • Teams must sign lead sponsor Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and participation agreement

       Registration confirmation requires a $150 team registration fee per team.

 

       Registration will close after the first twelve teams.

 

 

 

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  • Dress code

    • Friday: business casual

    • Saturday: business formal