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Participating teams of four to six students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be mixed gender.
  • Represent at least two countries.
  • Be comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students
  • At least one student from a program outside of Daniels (e.g. Korbel, Sturm, GSSW, etc.)
  • At least two different Daniels programs represented (e.g. MBA, MSF, BSBA, IMBA, MAcc, etc.)

Teams are challenged to put together the most diverse team and define their criteria for diversity.


Students will receive a business case problem focusing on inclusive excellence and business. The case is designed by the participating company.

Presentation Guidelines

Teams should consider the following broad guidelines when presenting their case:

  • Presentations should be professional and follow business standards (business dress, language, etc.).
  • Consider distinctive viewpoints, such as the community, management, employees, financials and shareholders, etc.
  • Convey a comprehensive understanding of the case including: key issues, possible impacts and future government regulations.
  • Provide a strategic decision analysis including a financial analysis, if applicable.
  • Present a clear resolution and demonstrate proactive management processes.
  • Demonstrate creativity.
  • Bring awareness and attention to inclusive excellence.

Since materials provided by the organizations sponsoring the cases include proprietary information, students must sign a nondisclosure agreement to participate in the Daniels Inclusive Excellence Case Competition. In addition to protecting the companies from the dissemination of proprietary information, this agreement indicates that ownership of the work produced by the student teams reverts to the sponsoring companies.