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Global Competitions

Gain hands-on leadership and international experience through the Global Business Center’s competitions for undergraduate and graduate students. Solve real-world problems, join a team, network with business leaders, and collaborate with peers in an intense team environment. Challenge yourself and put your studies to practice. Find out more information on our global competition offerings by selecting the links below:

Tryouts for Winter/Spring 2023 International Competitions

Compete in a qualifying round to travel with a team and compete in global competitions as an ambassador to UW. Qualifying rounds cases are distributed on Saturday, January 7th in the morning, and rounds occur in the afternoon, located in Paccar 456 (Gamble Room) for a panel of judges. Teams selected will commit to working with a Foster faculty coach to practice, and travel to the competition location. This Winter and Spring include competitions in Los Angeles, UW’s own flagship competition (GBCC), and more to be announced.

Application Form (Due January 2nd)

BCMU 490: Case Competition Course

Offered: Fall Quarter

  • SLN: 10972
  • 2 credits, C/NC
  • Offered Tuesday , 3:30-5:20 PM, PCAR Hall
  • Instructor: Leta Beard
  • Open to all Foster Majors/Options

During the course students will:

  • Develop structured methods for analyzing a business, its performance, opportunities & challenges within a global context
  • Develop presentation, teamwork, & leadership skills
  • Hone professional business communications
  • Anticipate and answer questions
  • Operate in a real-world business environment with deliverables, time constraints and strategic implications

Check out the UW Time Schedule for additional information

Global Business Case Competition

The UW Global Business Case Competition (GBCC) is an annual international case competition that brings together undergraduate university students from across the globe to compete in a fast-paced and challenging business case study.

Russell Investments International Case Competition

The Russell Investments International 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.

BYU Business Language Case Competition

Each year, The Global Business Center supports individuals interested in representing the Foster School of Business at a BYU Business Language Case Competition at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

The Foster School sends a Mandarin and/or Spanish Language team to compete. This is an exciting opportunity for you to gain invaluable international business experience while fine-tuning your analytical business skills and practicing Mandarin in a business environment.


Eligible candidates must be Foster Business School students who have a high level of competency in Mandarin/Spanish, are non-native speakers, and have completed Finance 350. *One heritage speaker will be allowed to compete on the team.


To express interest, please reach out to Caroline Zeiher at [email protected].