High School Case Competition
2019 Case Competition
Date: Friday April 5th, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
at The King's University
Tuesday March 5, 2019 4:00pm
What is the Leder School of Business High School Case Competition?
The High School Case Competition, hosted by the Leder School of Business at The King’s University, is a business case competition specifically designed for high school students. Students are presented with a real-world situation which they tackle in teams of 4. Students develop a business plan which they then present to a panel of judges using a PowerPoint format.
Teams will be given the case on Tuesday March 5th. They will then have one month to develop their recommendations and presentations. During the morning of April 5th, all teams will present their plans to a panel of judges in. Finalists from the morning will move on to the final round in the afternoon.
The competition is an excellent opportunity for students to use skills from their high school classes in a real-world setting. Students will gain a better appreciation of how their classroom work can be directly applied in society. In the process, students also get to network with some of Edmonton’s top business and community leaders.
How does it work?
The case will be released to all competitors on March 5 at 4 p.m. at The King’s University. All teams are encouraged to send at least one member to the release event. Competitors will be able to ask questions about the case and the competition format. Following the event, all teams will be sent a digital copy of the case (but not a recording of the Q&A session).
On Friday April 5th, all teams present their plans to a panel of judges in a closed-room environment during the morning. Spectators are not allowed in the rooms unless the team has pre-approved them. Teams have up to 15 minutes to present their business plan or idea. This is followed by 5 - 10 minutes of questions from the panel.
While not presenting, competitors are free to explore the campus, attend a university class, talk to an Admissions Counsellor or network with other competitors. Lunch will be provided for team members and coaches at 11:30.
Starting around 12:15 on April 5th, the top teams from the Preliminary Round will present again to a new group of judges. All teams and the general public are invited to watch the final round. Awards will occur immediately after the presentations and the event should be over by 3:00 at the latest. If your team does not make it to the final round, make sure to stay as there will be prizes and awards for other items than just for the top finalists.
Teams must register on-line (form below). There is a limit of 16 teams who can participate. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to register is February 28, 2019.
All teams shall be composed of no more than four (4) participants who are registered as grade 11 or 12 students during the 2018/2019 school year. Students are expected to attend the entire competition event on April 5th.
Teacher Advisor / Coach
Each team may have one teacher-advisor/coach who may accompany them to the competition. Teacher Advisors may provide guidance to their team in terms of presentation style but cannot provide any advice on developing the actual recommendations. Teacher Advisors are able to act as observers during Round One but cannot assist the team during their presentation.
As this is a business competition, all participants are expected to dress in business attire for the entire competition.
All participants and their coaches will be provided with a snack mid-morning and a full lunch. Please indicate any special dietary needs with your registration.
All communication with participants, case materials, and presentations will and must be provided in English. The live case will be based on a current situation. The context of the case will not be released until March 5. All teams must prepare and present on the case provided. A panel of judges will select the finalists. Judging panels will be composed of academic, business, government and community leaders who are respected for their roles in Canada.
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