In 2018, the competition will consist of three stages:
- Preliminary Round (Video uploaded to Youtube)
- Semi Finals (By Skype)
- National Final (In-person at the University of Auckland
The Preliminary Round will determine who this year’s National Secondary Schools Semi-Finalists are. Registered teams will be emailed the business case study and have 12 days to complete their proposal, submitting a 10-minute video of their presentation. Teams proposals will be judged on their demonstrated understanding of the business and the logical argument behind their advised strategy. The top 16-20 teams will then qualify for the National Semi-Final.
A check-in session will be held where teams can book in for a 15-minute consultation to get feedback and advice on their presentation.
Video submissions must be uploaded to YouTube using the following naming convention “Secondary Schools Case Competiton 2018 – Team Name” and the link emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm Monday 9 April. Please also include your PowerPoint slides.
Registrations Close: Tuesday 27 March – 6pm
Preliminary Case Release: Wednesday 28 March – 10am
Preliminary Case Check-In: TBC
Preliminary Case Submission: Monday 9 April – 6pm
Semi-Finalist Announcement: Thursday 12 April – 10am
The Semi-Final Round will determine who this year’s National Secondary School Finalists are. Using the same business case study and slides, teams will deliver a presentation via Skype to a new pair of judges. Teams will have 10 minutes to present their case, followed by 5 minutes of question and answer time where teams will answer questions from the judges about the company and their proposal.
The 6 best teams will progress to the National Final, hosted at the University of Auckland. Teams travelling from outside of Auckland will have their travel expenses paid for.
Semi-Finalist Presentations: Sunday 6 May and Monday 7 May (Via Skype)
Finalist Announcement: Tuesday 8 May – 10am
The 6 teams in the National Final will be presented with a new business case study and have 4 hours to create their proposal. Teams will be given 10 minutes to present their case, followed by 10 minutes of question and answer time where teams will answer questions from the judges about the company and their proposal.
The top team will be crowned national champions, and win a $500 cash prize.
National Final Presentations: Friday 25 May (In Auckland)