2021 IB Case Competition

2021 International Business Case Competition

This year’s international business case competition brought together 20 students on March 4-5, 2021 from the following seven universities: Albany State University, Claflin University, Georgia State University, Howard University, Johnson C. Smith University, & Oakwood University.

Case Competition in Numbers

We received evaluations from 11 students:

  • 94% of respondents felt that the experience of focusing on the case enhanced their problem-solving skills.
  • According to 94% of respondents, the experience of preparing a presentation as a team was a helpful professional development experience.
  • 94% of respondents would recommend others to participate in this event next year.
  • As stated by 100% of respondents, the competition rules were clearly presented and explained.
  • 88% of respondents express that the CIBER Team should continue to use the mixed team format for future case competitions.
  • 89% of respondents think that the overall coordination of this event was very good.
  • 94% of respondents characterized their experience as very beneficial and enjoyable

Selected Quotes from Participants

The event received much praise from the participants. Attendees expressed great satisfaction with the content and overall hosting of the event. Here are some representative comments:

“The innovative environment that thrives on diversified talent pool.”

“The welcoming spirit of the panel and the expert information of how the case study analysis skills are directly related to the workforce.”

“Being able to interact with complete strangers, and being able to come up with a power point and presentation.”

“Networking with new people.”

“The adjusted format for virtual presentations and the conciseness of the cases and presentations.”

“During Covid, GSU-Ciber handled the case competition with professionalism and understanding.”


Looking Forward

The International Business Case Competition will continue to be a major activity of the national CIBER MSI Consortium, and based on evaluation feedback, we will continue to look for areas to improve on the current format.