International Case Competition

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The AUC School of Business International Case Competition brings together teams of students from all over the world, to compete in solving a challenging business case. This is the first competition of its kind organized in Egypt and focusing on business challenges facing high-growth entrepreneurial ventures.  The competition provides students with a unique learning experience to understand the business and entrepreneurship landscape in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East, including complex issues around consumer behavior, economic trends, regulatory and policy reforms, technology adoption and the supporting ecosystem. This case-solving competition aims to blend a cross-cultural understanding of working with Egyptian students and entrepreneurs with a grasp of the Egyptian culture in a well-designed process.

  • This one-phase competition will provide in-depth analysis of a fascinating fast-growing startup with global market aspirations. The competition will include training and experience sharing on case solving, after which student teams will work on the case delivered by experienced strategy consultants.

  • This is a chance for you to develop practical oriented experience, get insight into how to conduct conventional business strategies, build new skillset, all while competing and representing your university, as well as country across the MENA region. Participants will receive training within various business areas and hone their soft skills, prior to working in teams of four on a 12 hours’ case and present their solutions in front of a judging panel of professionals. 

  • For your university to participate, you need to put together a team of four undergraduate students from any major (the competition is interdisciplinary), with the passion and determination for development, along with a faculty mentor who will also act as the team’s chaperone. 

  • The competition starts on April 19 and end on April 24. It will be held at the AUC New Cairo Campus, with optional accommodations available on campus at the student housing

  • There is no sign-up fee for participating.

AUC School of Business International Case Competition Agenda

April 19-24, 2019


Day 1      Check in; opening ceremony; orientation; and networking dinner.

Day 2-3   Discussion panels and sessions on business, economic, societal and cultural topics in Egypt and the region; 
                 and cultural exploration visits for Cairo.

Day 4-6   Core competition days.

Day 4      Training on case-solving; followed by a networking event/ outing in the early evening.

Day 5      Case distribution in early morning and teams work for the whole day.
                 "Meet the entrepreneurs" session with the founders of the case startup; case presentation submission.

Day 6      Case presentations by the teams; followed by case presentations by the finalists.
                Closing awards ceremony.


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Organizing Bodies

The case-solving competition is jointly organized by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC) in partnership with the student-led Business Association.

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)

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Launched in 2015, the Center promotes entrepreneurial education and capacity building opportunities, carrying out cutting edge research on entrepreneurship in the Arab region, and supporting the growth of a collaborative entrepreneurial ecosystem geared toward economic growth and sustainable job creation in Egypt and the region at large.



El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC)

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Established in 2008, the Center provides case studies and other educational services, offering students participant-centered learning tools. Services are dedicated to developing top-caliber students, connecting businesses and students in the region, and ultimately contributing to the betterment of society through academic research and practical applications. The KCC focuses on three main dimensions: practical publications, knowledge dissemination and teaching enhancement.

Business Association (BA)

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Founded in 2013, the Business Association (BA) is a student-led organization with the mandate of providing support to the School of Business undergraduate students for a more integrated and well-rounded learning experience. The Business Association is a platform, which aims to deliver a converged business community among all involved stakeholders within the School of Business, including but not limited to its faculty, students and staff. With a student-elected president, BA holds an objective to provide an array of practical experiences via competitions, field visits, sponsored sessions, seminars, and other such activities.