Competitions offer opportunities for Leeds MBA students to test their skills against MBA students from other programs. These events also provide important networking potential, giving students exposure to judging panels of influential business leaders. Our students have an impressive record of performance in local, national and international competitions, besting teams from many of the top MBA programs.
Annual Case Competitions
Natural and Organic Case Competition (NOCC)
Register by October 11, 2020. Competition runs October 22, 2020 – October 30, 2020
This regional competition engages talented students with pressing business and social impact challenges in the natural products industry, including data-driven decision making, supply chain sustainability and sales strategy with conscious consumers.
Run by: CESR
Net Impact Case Competition (NICC)
Register by October 27, 2020. Competition runs Nov 11-20, 2020
The premiere MBA competition focused on solving real world sustainability business cases based on a "live" company.
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition
Applications due December, 2020. Competition begins January, 2021
The ULI Hines Student Competition offers graduate students the opportunity to form their own multidisciplinary teams and engage in a challenging exercise in responsible land use.
This is an ideas competition; there is no expectation that anyone will apply the submitted schemes to the site. The winning team receives $50,000 and the finalist teams each receive $10,000.
The ULI Hines Student Competition is part of the Institute’s ongoing effort to raise interest among young people in creating better communities, improving development patterns, and increasing awareness of the need for multidisciplinary solutions to development.
Interdisciplinary Ethics in Tech
Held annually, the Interdisciplinary Ethics Tech Competition gives students a chance to wrestle with a real-world ethics problem in collaboration with a diverse team of students studying law, business, communication, journalism, engineering, ITP, information science, or computer science.
The competition provides students with the unique opportunity to work as part of an interdisciplinary team on a problem involving ethical, legal, business, technology, and privacy issues similar to what they are likely to encounter after graduation. This hands-on learning experience prepares students to collaborate effectively across disciplines in their careers, and positions students to be ethical members of business management teams. Learn more at https://www.colorado.edu/law/academics/daniels-fund-ethics-initiative-co...
Run by: The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at Leeds and Colorado Law
Venture Capital Investment Competition
February 1, 2021
VCIC simulates the entire investment process in an extremely condensed time period, providing students with a first-hand glimpse into the world of venture capital.
NAIOP Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge
Students from the University of Colorado and University of Denver's graduate real estate programs compete by creating development options for a specific property.
Run by: CU Real Estate Center
National Ethics Case Competition
Each year, a different member institution of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program hosts the annual National Ethics Case Competition.
Run by: The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at Leeds
Bascom Graduate Case Competition
MBA/MS student teams from the University of Colorado complete annually, using a Bascom Case and judged by Bascom (cash prize). This is part of the RE Cases class, MBAX 6695, offered in the Spring.
Run by: CUREC
New Venture Challenge (NVC)
Registration Opens: August 24, 2020. Track Semi-Finals & Finals (March) and the NVC Championships (April)
The New Venture Challenge (NVC) connects the CU Boulder campus with the Boulder community to develop and fund entrepreneurial ideas. Participants attend year-round events, network, and collaborate with mentors to refine their ideas and form teams before pitching for funding (up to $100,000!) at the NVC Championships. Learn more at https://www.colorado.edu/nvc/
Business Plan Competition
TBD, end of each semester
The competition challenges students to generate an innovative concept for a product or service and design a comprehensive business plan around it.
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