The NASBITE International Student Case Competition has been exciting learning and networking opportunity for undergraduate students attending two-year and four-year colleges and universities that offer an academic business program. The competition provides an opportunity for both undergraduate international business students as well as graduate business students to solve a real-world challenge posed by a U.S.-based exporter. 

The goals of the NASBITE International Student Case Competition are:

  • To provide college and university students the opportunity to work collaboratively on a creative solution to a real-world international business challenge, and to put their research, presentation and networking skills to work.
  • To provide the sponsoring company access to the very best international business students presenting potential solutions to their international business challenges.
  • To provide a solid foundation for student involvement and participation within NASBITE International.

Case Competition Format

NASBITE International's 2022 competition was conducted virtually. All teams submitted a recorded proposal with an executive summary document. From these submissions, the finalists were selected and they presented their proposal to the company and judges.

The competition has two tracks, one for teams consisting only of undergraduates and a separate one for teams made up of graduate students or combined graduates and undergraduates. A winner is announced for each track. Teams must be made up solely of three to four undergraduates for the undergraduate competition and two to three graduate students for the graduate competition. At the discretion of the advisor, an undergraduate student can be included on a graduate team, but the team size is still limited to 3 students. A school may submit both an undergraduate team and a graduate team proposal, but each team must be separately registered to compete.

The recording of the team’s proposed solution should be no more than 30 minutes. A written executive summary (5 pages maximum) should be submitted along with the recording. Team virtual presentations will be scored based on a rubric by a panel of judges representing the sponsoring company and NASBITE membership. The rubric will be furnished to registered teams with the written case. The top-scoring teams will be invited to be finalists and will present their proposals live to the company and judges via a virtual connection. Finalist teams will receive input about their presentation from the judges in the preliminary round and can make changes before the final presentation. Teams that do not move onto the final round will be provided with feedback regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their proposal as compared to the other team participating.

Registration

The team registration fee for the 2023 student case competition will be announced in early 2023. The advisor and school must register to receive the case and the other resources provided, but the names of the students do not have to be submitted until the presentation is submitted in case the team membership changes or if multiple teams compete internally for the slot to be the school presentation. Advisors need to indicate whether the team is graduate or undergraduate. No substitution of team members will be allowed once the team submits its preliminary proposal. View the 2022 Student Case Competition Team Information & Registration Packet.