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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Teams should consider the following broad guidelines when presenting their case:
- Consider distinctive viewpoints, such as the community, management, employees, financials, shareholders, etc.
- Convey a comprehensive understanding of the case including key issues, possible impacts, and future government regulations.
- Provide strategic decision analysis including a financial analysis, if applicable.
- Present a clear resolution and demonstrate proactive management processes.
- 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.