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Competition Format

The case competition will take place throughout the day, focusing on a business case involving managerial ethics delivered to each team prior to the date of the competition. Presentations are to last no longer than 15 minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A session. Time limits will be strictly enforced.

Presentations will occur at the Daniels College of Business. A random drawing will determine when each team will present.

Scoring System

The score is weighted 80% on the case competition and 20% on the skiing. Both weighted scores will be added together to get the final team score.

Case Competition:

  • A panel of judges will score each presentation. Each judge may award a maximum of 5 points each for 10 different criteria for a maximum of 50 points.
  • Each team’s raw score will be carried over as their score for the case portion of the competition and multiplied by 0.8 to get the weighted score.

Ski/Snowboard Race:

  • The race will be held at the official EpicMix Ski Arena.
  • Each participant may ski a maximum of three runs.
  • Any team not composed of at least two women and two men must accept a default time for each missing member.
  • The team score will be multiplied by 0.2 to get the weighted score.
  • A handicap is used to figure snowboarders’ racing times.

Presentation Guidelines

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

  1. Consider distinctive viewpoints, such as the community, management, employees, financials, shareholders, etc.
  2. Convey a comprehensive understanding of the case including key issues, possible impacts, and future government regulations.
  3. Provide strategic decision analysis including a financial analysis, if applicable.
  4. Present a clear resolution and demonstrate proactive management processes.
  5. Demonstrate creativity.


Teams are expected to use their own laptops and technologies. However, they must be compatible with the Daniels network. Teams are strongly encouraged to save and bring a copy of their presentation on a jump drive. Technological support will be available throughout the case competition.

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Questions? Email Cody Sherrod, Manager of Student Engagement, Cody.Sherrod@du.edu