2014 winning Holland America team

Holland America Line Global Case Competition

The Holland America Line Global Case Competition is an annual event in which teams of undergraduate business students apply their knowledge and skills to a real-life international business problem. Panels of judges evaluate team analyses and recommendations based on the teams’ diagnosis of the problem, application of theory and classroom concepts, ability to communicate ideas, teamwork, and creativity.

Competition Highlights:

  • Grand prize: $1,000
  • Pre-competition workshop
  • 48 hours to develop analysis
  • Coaching Session with Foster School faculty and industry professionals
  • Preliminary and final rounds
  • Awards reception
  • Freshman Direct Track with $500 Prize
  • Community College Track with $500 prize
  • Chance to be selected to represent UW in other international case competitions

2015 Schedule of Events

Registration Opens, Monday October 5
Community College Track Registration Deadline, Sunday October 18, Midnight
Teammate Mixer, Friday, October 23, 9:30-10 a.m., PACCAR 394, optional
Case Competition Workshop, Friday, October 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., PACCAR 394, optional
UW Registration Deadline, Sunday, October 26, Midnight
Kick-off Event, Tuesday, October 27, 5:30-7 p.m., Douglas Forum: 4th Floor Bank of America Building, required
Case Distribution, Wednesday November 4, 5-6 p.m., Mackenzie Hall 137
48 Hour Case Analysis, Wednesday, November 4, 5 p.m.– Friday, November 6, 5 p.m.
Coaching Session, Friday, November 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., PACCAR Hall, optional
Competition, preliminary & final round presentations, Saturday, November 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., PACCAR Hall and Dempsey Hall, required
Awards Reception Saturday, November 7, 4-5:30 p.m., Anthony’s Forum:, Dempsey Hall 302, required

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Team Rules & Eligibility
Competition Details
Freshmen Direct Track
Community College Track
Final Round Presentations 2014, 2013, & 2012

Special thank you to Holland America Line for their generous support of this program.