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.
Engagement Format: Live Case
Class Collaboration or Case Competition - 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.
Program & Course Info
|School||The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)|
|Course||IACBE Spring 2021 Interscholastic ACAM Live Case Competition|
|Graduate / Undergraduate||Undergraduate|
|Student Time Commitment||4-7 Hours|
|Class Meeting Day & Time*||N/A|
*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||6 weeks (1615179600 - 1618545600)|
|Company Time Commitment||2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources|
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…
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
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