Course Title

IACBE Spring 2021 Interscholastic ACAM Live Case Competition

Collaboration Overview

IACBE is a business school accreditor that works on ensuring teaching and learning quality for 200+ member schools. CapSource and IACBE are partnering to help our network *easily* run a high-impact Live Case Competition experience at their schools. The real business challenge will require a mix of technical and soft skills in order to excel. The Spring ACAM is our hallmark Live Case Competition Experience offered in conjunction with IACBE’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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Program & Course Info

SchoolThe International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
CourseIACBE Spring 2021 Interscholastic ACAM Live Case Competition
Graduate / UndergraduateUndergraduate
Students Enrolled40+
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*N/A

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
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
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration6 weeks (1615179600 - 1618545600)
    Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
    Project Count1

    Timeline & Next Steps

    • June 8, 2020

      Collaboration request published. Companies may express interest in participating.

    • July 9, 2020

      School faculty will begin interviewing interested companies and discuss project ideas.

    • August 9, 2020

      Final date for companies to express interest in participating.

    • August 26, 2020

      School faculty and project champion finalize project charter, legal documents, and background materials.

    • September 9, 2020

      OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We'll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

    • October 28, 2020

      OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We'll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

    • March 8, 2021

      Student teams and faculty members from around the world will join us by webinar to hear more about the host company and case challenge directly from key company leaders.

    • March 22, 2021

      All participating student teams schedule 30-minutes to discuss progress, strategy, and any questions.

    • April 13, 2021

      We’ll be releasing more helpful materials to ensure all student teams are best positioned to succeed in the Live Case Competition.

    • April 14, 2021

      All participating students and faculty will be invited back once more for a webinar to hear an update from company leadership (including time for Q&A).

    • April 15, 2021

      CapSource and the Host Company will wrap up the competition by recognizing the Top-3 deliverables submitted from teams all around the world! 

    • April 15, 2021

      Final Deliverables Submitted (we recommend 3-minute recorded video and 2-10 page executive memo + appendix). We recommend assigning a panel of judges to grade your competition locally. 

    Topics of Interest

    Project categories and templates that might inspire you…

    Account Management

    Process Overview / Mapping
    Software Suite Recommendations
    Process Optimization

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    Strategy Development
    Requirements Planning
    Evaluation and Recommendations

    Customer Service

    New Business Opportunity Assessment
    New Product/Service Development
    Customer Discovery/Interviewing

    Data Management

    Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
    Data Synthesis & Visualization
    KPI Design Visualization

    Growth Strategy

    Business Opportunity Research
    Prospecting New Relationships
    Designing & Scaling Processes

    International Affairs

    Expansion Planning
    Cultural Assessment
    Strategic Entry

    Legal, Regulatory, Compliance

    Impending Regulation Assessment
    Legal Documents & Legal Structure Audit
    Prospecting Legal Firms


    Branding Strategy/Redesign
    Social Media Optimization
    User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Prospecting Acquirer Targets
    Establishing & Validating Valuations
    Researching Potential Acquisitions


    Process Design Review
    Scalability Assessment
    Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment

    Org Culture, D&I

    Diversity Assessments
    Inclusion Protocols
    Training & Development

    PR & Communications

    PR Strategy Consulting
    Communications Planning
    Messaging & Tone Advancement

    Product Design & Development

    User Testing/Interviewing
    Requirements Planning
    Product Development/Extension

    Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain

    Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
    Inventory Management
    Distribution Optimization

    Quality Control

    Process Mapping & Checking
    Document Validity Verification
    Data and Fact Checking

    Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

    Growth Analysis
    Valuations Assessment
    Financial Performance Analysis​

    Research & Development

    Competition Due Diligence
    Industry Size Assessment
    Partnership & Channel Mapping

    Sales & Business Development

    New Business Opportunity Assessment
    Market Testing
    Customer Discovery/Interviewing

    Software Design & Development

    MVP Design & User Testing
    Systems Integration
    Technology Roadmap Planning

    Talent Management

    Talent Competency Mapping
    Training & Development Curriculum Design
    Talent Satisfaction Assessments

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