IACBE is a business school accreditor that works on ensuring teaching and learning quality for 200+ member schools. Each year, CapSource coordinates a special Live Business Case Competition featuring a real host company with a strategic business challenge. This event yields participation from 10 member schools from around the world, including Cologne Business School, Lynn University, Chaminade University.
LocationCaesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
- Cologne Business School
- Lincoln College
- Lynn University
- Springfield College
- St. Thomas Aquinas College
- Chaminade University of Honolulu
- Ohio Valley University
- University of Guam
Engagement Format: Live Case
Think "Hackathon" or Case Competition with a whole class of students! This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.
Timeline & Next Steps
February 27, 2019
Materials Available for Student Participants
Students will be provided access to EduSourced so they can learn more about the company and competition prior to the kickoff.
Note: ALL STUDENT PARTICIPANTS must be registered on EduSourced by the competition kickoff on March 6th.
March 6, 2019
Students Review Materials
Students can begin familiarizing themselves with ecree, the project charter, and the competition details from 2/27 – 3/6.
March 6, 2019
We’re hosting a webinar to explain the competition. This will include a quick presentation about ecree (history, business model, industry overview) and an overview of the Live Business Case. Please note this webinar will be recorded.
Time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM EST
Webinar Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/395214749
March 25, 2019
Teams Working on Project
Teams continue researching and begin working on producing insights for ecree based on the prompt, spending about 20-40 hours per group.
March 29, 2019
Student Office Hours
ecree will be hosting office hours for the student participants. The groups will identify a time to speak with the company’s leadership via Calendly. Each group will have one 30-minute session to ask any questions.
Please book your meeting using the following link the week of 3/25: http://www.calendly.com/jameyheit
April 7, 2019
Teams Finalize Insights
Based on team research and the conversation you’ve had with the ecree, finalize team insights so that you’re prepared to present results at the official competition, spending about 15-30 hours per group.
April 7, 2019
Students Submit Final Materials
All teams are required to submit their final presentations and two-page executive memos prior to the competition.
Deadline: 5:00 PM EST on April 7th, 2019.
April 9, 2019
Immersive Professional Development Day
This year, for the first time, we’re providing an exciting opportunity for students to meet and network with each other and exciting business leaders from the Las Vegas-area. This will include an exclusive tour, a special service project, and other fun activities.
On 4/9 from 2:00 PM PST through 6:00 PM PT. We’ll be leaving from the registration area. You’re invited to join the RegiCeption at the conclusion or go off on your own for dinner.
April 10, 2019
Jamey & Shawn will be attending the IACBE Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV on April 10th to judge the student groups among a panel of other judges from local Las Vegas businesses.
Two 30-minute presentations: Presentations – 20 minutes each & Q/A – 10 minutes each
April 11, 2019
URGENT ETHICAL CASE COMPETITION
After wrapping up the ecree presentations, students will be challenged to come up with recommendations related to a complex ethical case. They’ll have 4 hours to prepare their insights and present to two different panels of judges starting at 1:00 PM PST. This will be judged by local Las Vegas business leaders.
Logistics: 4-Hour Prep and Two 20-minute presentations per group.
Students will be provided with the case at 8:00 AM PST on 4/11 at the conference. Two 15-minute Presentation per group + 5-minutes of Q&A).
Project templates by topic that might inspire you…
Process Overview / Mapping
Software Suite Recommendations
Corporate Social Responsibility
Evaluation and Recommendations
New Business Opportunity Assessment
New Product/Service Development
Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization
Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes
Legal, Regulatory, Compliance
Impending Regulation Assessment
Legal Documents & Legal Structure Audit
Prospecting Legal Firms
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing
Mergers & Acquisitions
Prospecting Acquirer Targets
Establishing & Validating Valuations
Researching Potential Acquisitions
Process Design Review
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment
Org Culture, D&I
Training & Development
PR & Communications
PR Strategy Consulting
Messaging & Tone Advancement
Product Design & Development
Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain
Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Process Mapping & Checking
Document Validity Verification
Data and Fact Checking
Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis
Financial Performance Analysis
Research & Development
Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping
Sales & Business Development
New Business Opportunity Assessment
Software Design & Development
MVP Design & User Testing
Technology Roadmap Planning
Talent Competency Mapping
Training & Development Curriculum Design
Talent Satisfaction Assessments
Academic Program Details
|School||The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)|
|Course||IACBE Spring 2019 Case Competition|
|Graduate / Undergraduate||Graduate|
|Student Time Commitment||4-7 Hours|
|Class Meeting Day & Time*||5 Week Competition, 1-Day of Final Presentations On-Site|
*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized
Accounting & Legal, Aerospace & Defense, Agriculture & Forestry, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Business Services, Construction, Repair & Maintenance, Consumer Services, Education, Finance, Government, Health Care, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Media, Mining & Metals, Non-Profit, Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics, Travel & Tourism
|Requested Company Size|
|Duration||7 weeks (1551243600 - 1554955200)|
|Company Time Commitment||2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources|