Information accurate as of 28 May 2017.

Registration

  • Teams should register a team name that does not indicate nor suggest their educational institution. No changes to the team name can be made after registration. If more than one team chooses the same name and they advance to the semi-final round, the organisers will contact the teams concerned to make the necessary amendments.
  • Participants are to provide valid contact numbers and email addresses, which will be used for all official correspondence. The first person will be the team leader.
  • By registering for the NUS Case Competition,
    • Participants indicate that they are available for all the dates listed in the below schedule
    • Participants consent to having their information published on our website (www.nuscasecompetition.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NUSCaseCompetition)
    • Participants agree to submit their resumes for onward transmission to our Corporate Partners if they advance to the semi-final round

Team Composition and Eligibility

  • The competition is open to all undergraduates enrolled full-time in a Singapore University including but not limited to the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore Institute of Management (UniSIM), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).
  • Students can be pursuing a degree or major in any discipline.
  • Students should register in teams of 4 but do not have to be from the same course nor same university; cross-faculty and cross-institution teams are allowed. Individuals are also allowed to sign up and will be matched accordingly on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • No changes to the team members are allowed after registration has been submitted. Should unforeseen circumstances arise, please notify the organisers who will assess them on a case-by-case basis.
  • Participants are to compete fairly with integrity, and represent that their submissions are their own work.

General Rules

  • Naming of the file name of soft copy submissions must strictly follow the naming conventions as stated below in respective rounds.
  • Teams are not allowed to contact the case company, nor seek any form of external support, whether from friends, faculty, professionals or others. Severe disciplinary action will be taken if participants are found to be in violation of the rules.
  • Teams are allowed to use the Internet, books or any other library resources at their university.

Preliminary Round (to be updated for 2017 edition)

  • The preliminary round case will be released in soft copy via email to the team leaders at 0900hrs on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 (Staggered timings 0900h -1100h). 
  • Teams are required to make their submission in soft copy to nuscase2017.national@gmail.com and submission follows a strict 36-hour deadline of 2100h – 2300h (at the staggered time you receive the case) on Thursday, 31 August 2017.

Note: No late submissions will be entertained.

  • Teams are allowed to submit up to 15 slides in PDF format, including a cover slide that contains the team name and names of teams members. There should be no reference or suggestion to teams’ educational institution(s) throughout their submissions.
  • All relevant content and supporting materials (eg. Appendix) should be within the 15 slides limit. Any slides after slide 15 will be ignored completely. No other material will be accepted for submission.
  • Teams will be notified by email that their work has been received. If teams do not receive such an email by 1800h on Friday, 01 September 2017, please promptly notify the organisers via email.
  • Deliverables will be judged on the basis of clarity and organisation of content, issue identification and analysis, creativity and feasibility of proposals, and viability of recommendations and strategy.

Case Release: 0900h - 1100h on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 (Staggered)

Soft Copy Deliverables Filename: "NUSCASE2017_PRELIM_Teamname"

Soft Copy Deliverables Submission: 2100h - 2300h on Thursday, 31 August 2017 (Staggered)

Results Release: TBC

  • Team leaders of selected teams to advance to semi-finals will be contacted through email by (TBC).
  • 16 teams will be selected to advance to the semi-final round and will be presented with a brand new case to crack within a 24 hour timeline. After which, semi-finalists will present their work to a panel of judges on Thursday, 07 September 2017, at the NUS Business School.

Semi-Final Round (to be updated for 2017 edition)

  • The semi-final round case will be released in soft copy via email to the team leaders at staggered intervals between (TBC).
  • Teams have 24 hours to work on the case and submit their deliverables in soft copy to the designated email address provided. The 24-hour deadline will be on (TBC) (Submit at the same time you received your case on the previous day). Kindly ensure that the files have been attached before email submission.
  • Teams are allowed to submit up to 25 slides in MS Powerpoint 2007 (or more recent) format, including a cover slide that contains the team name and names of teams members. There should be no reference or suggestion to teams’ educational institution(s) throughout their submissions.
  • Additional documents should be attached to the appendix section, which has no page limit.

Note: No late submissions will be entertained.

  • Naming of the file of soft copy submissions must strictly follow the naming conventions as stated below.
  • Teams will be randomly assigned to 4 divisions, with 4 teams in each division.
  • Teams will be randomly assigned a presentation order within their division.
  • Teams have 15 minutes to present, followed by 10 minutes of question and answer time for the judges. If teams do not fully use the 25 minutes of presentation time, the remaining time will be added to the question time, so each team has a total of 25 minutes in front of the judges.
  • Teams are to be ready 10 minutes before their allotted presentation slot in formal business attire, outside their presentation rooms. Teams are not allowed to watch other teams’ presentations.
  • No clickers will be provided but teams will be allowed to bring their own clickers.
  • The top team from each division will advance to the finals.

Semi-Final Case Release: Between 0900h-1100h on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 (Staggered) (TBC)

Deliverables Filename: "NUSCASE2017_SEMI_Teamname

Deliverables Submission: Between 0900h-1100h on Thursday, 07 September 2017 (Staggered) (TBC)

Case presentation: First team will present at 1900h on Thursday, 07 September 2017 (TBC)

Semi-Final Results Release: Friday, 08 September 2017, 0830h

Venue: NUS Business School


Final Round

  • Further important information about the final round case schedule will be announced when finalist teams are briefed on Friday, 08 September 2017, after the results have been released.
  • The semi-final round submission in MS Powerpoint 2007 (or more recent) format will be used for the final presentation, with no modifications allowed.
  • Finalists will present their work in the morning of Friday, 08 September 2017, to a panel of judges. Presentations will be conducted in the Case Company's Auditorium.
  • The finals presentations will be open to audience.
  • Teams have 15 minutes to present, followed by 10 minutes of question and answer time for the judges. If teams do not fully use the 25 minutes of presentation time, the remaining time will be added to the question time, so each team has a total of 25 minutes in front of the judges. 
  • No clickers will be provided but teams will be allowed to bring their own clickers.

         Case presentations: 0800h - 1200h Friday, 08 September 2017

         Final Results Release: 1200h Friday, 08 September 2017

         Venue: Case Company's Auditorium


General Information

The Organising Committee reserves the right to vary the rules and regulations where necessary to ensure a fair competition, and will inform teams of such changes if any.

This National Competition is run concurrently with the International Case Competition.  As a unique feature, the format of the International Competition is undisclosed until the teams arrive in Singapore, some changes to the format of the National Competition may be expected, especially for the Final Round.

Contact Information

NUS Business School Address:
Mochtar Riady Building, BIZ 1 Building, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245

Competition Website: http://www.nuscasecompetition.com/ 
Competition Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NUSCaseCompetition/ 
National Competition Submissions: nuscase2017.national@gmail.com
General Enquiries: nuscase2017@gmail.com
 


National Competition Directors

Adrian Hartanto (Mr.) 
Year 4 Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.), Accountancy
NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

Darren Loh (Mr.) 
Year 4 Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.), Finance  
NUS Business School, National University of Singapore