Course Title

IACBE Fall 2020 Interscholastic Live Virtual Case Competition

Collaboration Overview

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 member schools from around the world, including Cologne Business School, Lynn University, Chaminade University. Students will prepare a video and written submission for a panel of judges, including real company executives. Each student group will be provided feedback based on their submissions. Company and project details will not be shared until the official competition kickoff. The real business challenge will require a mix of technical and soft skills in order to excel.

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Program & Course Info

SchoolThe International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
CourseIACBE Fall 2020 Interscholastic Live Virtual 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
Requested Company Size
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
Duration Running (11/02/2020 - 12/04/2020)
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1

Timeline & Next Steps

  • June 1, 2020

    Registration Opens

  • October 30, 2020

    Registration Deadline

  • November 2, 2020

    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.

  • November 13, 2020

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

  • November 20, 2020

    Students present final materials (including 10-minute presentation and 2-10 page executive memo + appendix).

  • November 27, 2020

    CapSource and the Host Company will wrap up the competition by recognizing the Top-2 teams for the Graduate and Undergraduate Competition Cohorts.

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Process Overview / Mapping
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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

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Research & Development

Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
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Sales & Business Development

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Market Testing
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