Course Title

IACBE Spring 2020 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 10 member schools from around the world, including Cologne Business School, Lynn University, Chaminade University. Location: The Westin Galleria, Dallas, Texas

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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

  • February 26, 2020

    MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT PARTICIPANTS @ 9 AM ET: Students will officially be provided access to competition project charter so they can learn more about the company and competition prior to the kickoff.
  • March 1, 2020


  • March 2, 2020

    OFFICIAL COMPETITION KICKOFF WEBINAR @ 12:00 PM ET:  ​We’re hosting a webinar to explain the competition. This will include a quick presentation about the host company (history, business model, industry overview) and an overview of the Live Case.

  • March 16, 2020

    COMPANY OFFICE HOURS: Coinsource will be hosting virtual office hours for each of the student teams during the week of March 16th. 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 questions and receive feedback. Link to schedule time:
  • March 23, 2020


  • March 27, 2020

    STUDENTS SUBMIT WRITTEN MEMO: All teams must submit their 3-5 page (+ appendix) written memo in PDF format to [email protected] by 5:00 PM ET on March 27th, 2020.  Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • March 27, 2020

    TEAMS FINALIZE INSIGHTS: Based on team research and the conversation with the host company, the teams will work on finalizing team insights so that they're prepared to present results at the competition in Dallas.
  • March 31, 2020

    STUDENTS SUBMIT FINAL PRESENTATION: All teams must submit their final presentation to [email protected] by 12:00 PM ET on March 31st, 2020.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

  • April 1, 2020

    FINAL PRESENTATIONS IN DALLAS: Student teams will be presenting their insights directly to Coinsource's leadership team in addition to other local business leaders and academicians.

  • April 2, 2020

    RESULTS ARE ANNOUNCED: Host company will announce winner at the keynote at the conference.

    DEBRIEF & WINNING TEAM EXHIBITION: We'll be debriefing and learning more from the winning team.

    DALLAS EXCURSION: After the competition, we'll hop on a bus to explore Dallas, Texas!

  • April 10, 2020


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


Phyllis Okrepkie

[email protected]

Academic Program Details

SchoolThe International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
CourseIACBE Spring 2020 Case Competition
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • Advanced Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled40
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*Tuesdays @ 12:00 PM ET

*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
Duration4 Weeks (03/02/2020 - 04/02/2020)
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1


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