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Competitions

Go head to head with the best MBA minds. Test business skills and team capabilities in local, national, and international business plan and case competitions. UW MBA teams vie against other schools in prestigious contests, including entrepreneurship, venture capital investment, and global business.

MBA Core Case Competitions

Present your best strategies to real industry leaders. High points of the first year, two required case competitions challenge students to convert their learning into action. Beginning with a practice case in winter, the first year culminates with a stimulating competition based on a “live” case of global importance. Teams present their best ideas to actual company executives, and are judged on the quality of their analysis and recommendations as well as presentation clarity and responsiveness to judges.

Business Plan Competition

Create your own company. At the Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, MBA students analyze the intellectual property landscape, evaluate market opportunities, and assess the risks and rewards of creating new ventures. Then students present their best plans for start-up funding. Each year, groups of students compete against teams from across the state for $60,000 in prize money in the Buerk Center’s annual Business Plan Competition. There is also follow-on funding for teams after the competition through the Jones/Foster Accelerator.