What is it?

The National Secondary Schools Case Competition (NSSCC) is the premier schools business case competition in New Zealand. Teams compete in two rounds, each with a different business case to analyse, and present to a range of university and alumni judges if they progress to the finals.

The competition is designed for both junior and senior secondary school students.

For Year 12-13 students studying Accounting, Economics, or Business Studies, this competition gives them the chance to learn about business and gain practical skills relevant to their studies and future career pathways.

For students in Year 10-11, the competition is an exciting opportunity for them to be introduced to the world of business and consulting. We aim to make the cases for the junior division more accessible and familiar in comparison to the more competitive senior division.

This is an awesome opportunity to learn more about the world of business consulting and win prizes will doing so!

What is the competition format?

Students will be in teams of 4.

There are two divisions, the junior (Year 10-11) and senior (Year 12-13)

For both divisions, there are two rounds

Preliminary Round – 11th June

Students are expected to write a report on a business advising the management of that company on what issues they currently have and how they can go about fixing it.

National Secondary Schools Case Competition Finals – TBA

Students will tackle a new case and prepare a 10-minute Powerpoint presentation. They will then present this presentation live over Zoom to judges, which will be followed by QnA.

Further Help?

Never done a case competition before? No worries!

Head over to our resource section in order to see how teams in the past presented their cases in the finals!

Our team will also be posting out tutorial guides and videos to help you on your journey to case cracking!

About MCC

The Management Consulting Club is one of the largest clubs on the University of Auckland campus with over 700 paid members. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and degrees, from Engineering to Commerce to Arts. Each year we run dozens of competitions and events for undergraduate students which give students an opportunity to learn about business and apply it practically. Our aim is to Develop, Connect and Inspire future leaders.