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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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

  • 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. 

Project Inspiration

Project templates by topic 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

Academic Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Academic Program Details

SchoolThe International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
CourseIACBE Spring 2021 Interscholastic ACAM Live Case Competition
Graduate / UndergraduateN/A
Students EnrolledN/A
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
Duration6 weeks (03/08/2021 - 04/16/2021)
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1


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