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2023 IIBD International Case Competition

2023 IIBD International Case Competition

We cordially invite business students, who would like to challenge themselves and learn to excel under pressure, to participate in the 15th IIBD International Case Competition organised by the School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). The theme this year is Technology for a Sustainable Future. The Final-round Competition will be held on 3 November 2023 Friday at HKBU in Hong Kong.

Established in 2008, the IIBD International Case Competition is a leading international case competition that opens for IIBD member and non-member universities worldwide to participate. Over a thousand high-calibre business students from leading institutions around the world have participated in this Competition, which is a unique learning platform for students to apply their knowledge, critical thinking and creativity to solve real-life business issues. It also provides a great opportunity for participants to network with other participating teams and impactful industry professionals from across the globe.

Sign up by 31 May 2023 Wednesday at 11:59pm (Hong Kong Time) to win a fabulous prize up to USD1,700!

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Why Participate?


Technology for a Sustainable Future
Finalist Teams
  1. Ateneo de Manila University, The Philippines
  2. Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR (hosting institution)
  3. Mahidol University International College, Thailand
  4. RMIT University Vietnam, Vietnam
  5. Thammasat University, Thailand
Participating Teams (First Round)
Among the 42 entries, 38 universities in 20 countries / regions participated in the First Round of the Competition. The participating universities are listed below.

  1. Deakin University
  1. Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  1. Zagreb School of Economics and Management
Hong Kong SAR
  1. Hong Kong Baptist University
  2. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  3. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  2. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
  3. University of Delhi
  1. BINUS University
  2. Petra Christian University
  3. Universitas Gadjah Mada
  4. Universitas Indonesia
  5. Universitas Padjadjaran
  1. Musashino University
  1. Almaty Management University
  2. Nazarbayev University
Macau SAR
  1. Macau University of Science and Technology
Mainland China
  1. Shanghai University
  2. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  1. UCSI University
  2. University of Nottingham Malaysia
The Netherlands
  1. University of Amsterdam
The Philippines
  1. Ateneo de Manila University
  2. De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde
  3. De La Salle University
  4. Mapua Malayan Colleges Laguna
  5. University of the Philippines Diliman
  1. Nanyang Polytechnic
  2. National University of Singapore
South Korea
  1. Yonsei University
  1. Stockholm University
  1. Chulalongkorn University
  2. Mahidol University International College
  3. Thammasat University
  1. Middle East Technical University
The United States
  1. Georgia State University
  1. RMIT University, Vietnam
Awards (Final Round)
  • Gold Prize: USD1,500 per team and Trophy
  • Silver Prize: USD900 per team and Trophy
  • Bronze Prize: USD700 per team and Trophy
  • Best Presenter Award: USD200 and Trophy
  • All business students from universities around the globe are eligible.
  • Each university can nominate ONE team. Each team should consist of a maximum of 4 students, with no more than 1 graduate student.
  • Students of the same team must come from the same institution at the time of application. Past awardees of either team awards or individual awards are not allowed to participate in the Competition.
  • Each team should be supervised by a Faculty Supervisor.
  • Hosting institution will be eligible to have one team in the Final-round Competition.
  • 31 May 2023 Wednesday (11:59pm, Hong Kong Time)

    Application deadline

  • 19 June 2023 Monday (10am, Hong Kong Time) 

    First-round case is assigned to all participating teams

  • 20 June 2023 Tuesday (10am, Hong Kong Time)

    Submission deadline of the oral presentation video and presentation slides of the First-round case

  • 4 September 2023 Monday

    Result announcement of five finalist teams, including one team from the hosting institution

  • 3 November 2023 Friday

    Final Round of the Competition at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong


Competition Format
First Round
  • Each team will be assigned a case on 19 June 2023 Monday at 10am (Hong Kong Time) by email.  Participants have to analyse the case and submit an oral presentation video and a copy of the presentation slides in PDF format by 20 June 2023 Tuesday at 10am (Hong Kong Time) via the designated online submission form.
  • The duration of the presentation video should be between 8 and 10 minutes.
  • The presentation video must be conducted in English.
  • The presentation video should be in MP4 format and recorded via the ZOOM platform.
  • All team members should participate in the presentation and show their faces in the video.
  • All team members have to take masks off during the presentation.
Final Round
  • Four finalist teams plus one team from the hosting institution will be selected to enter the Final-round Competition to be held on 3 Nov 2023 Friday at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong.
  • Each finalist team has 6 hours to research, analyse, develop a set of action plans, and make recommendations to a business case.
  • Each finalist team will be given 20 minutes to present and 15 minutes to answer judges’ questions.
Judging Criteria
First Round
  1. Identification of Problems
  2. Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  3. Quality of Recommendations and Alternatives
  4. Implementation and Plan of Actions
  5. Presentation Form and Style
Final Round
  1. Identification of Problems
  2. Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  3. Quality of Recommendations and Alternatives
  4. Implementation and Plan of Actions
  5. Presentation Form and Style
  6. Handling of Questions
Accommodation for Finalists

Free accommodation from 2 to 4 November 2023 (3 nights) with a maximum of 3 twin-bedded rooms will be provided to each non-local finalist team. Extra rooms and/or nights will be paid on participating teams’ own expenses.

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