Competition Overview

The NSCC's mission in producing the case is to ensure that competitors get the most authentic case experience that matches the requirements of a real consulting engagement. The NSCC team will be work closely with consulting and industry professionals to produce a business case that is real and may have an actual impact on the company's decision making process. Unlike other case competitions, the NSCC aims to provide cases where the business problem has not yet been solved. By providing an actual business problem, competitors at the NSCC provide real value to the businesses who have requested to be a part of our competition.

While solving the case, competitors can expect to gain the skills needed at a typical client engagement. Our competitors will be required to complete industry analysis, brainstorm solutions, analyze data, create presentation material, and pitch their recommendations in front of senior executives. Competitors who advance to the final rounds will have the opportunity to present their recommendations in front of senior consultants and Partners from global consulting firms.

 

COMPETITION PROCESS

All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time.

Preliminary Round: 

October 4 at 8:00 PM: Registration live on NSCC website and Facebook page

October 19 at 11:59 PM: Payment and Registration for Preliminary Round due in full

October 20 at 1:30 AM: Preliminary Round case and guidelines released to all teams

October 28 at 11:59 PM: Preliminary Round submission deadline

October 30 at 10:00 PM: All teams notified of advancement status

November 21-23: Final Round and Conference at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Final Round: Teams that advance to the second round will compete in Vancouver, BC from November 21 to 23rd, 2018. The competition will kick off with a Welcome Dinner on Wednesday the 21st. As the NSCC case will be live, teams will be given a set amount of time to speak with the client. In order to best replicate a client engagement, teams should expect the case to be dynamic and for changes to occur. For those teams which make it to the final round, be prepared for an intensive weekend of competition.

Gala Dinner: Finalists will receive the opportunity to present in front of senior professionals from major global consultancies and the conference delegates during the NSCC Gala Dinner. One winning team from the finalists will win a $2000 cash prize and be granted first-round interviews with participating firms.

FINAL ROUND SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER 21ST

12:00am - 6:00pm: Competitors arrive in Vancouver
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Competitor Briefing
6:30pm - 8:30pm: Welcome Dinner

NOVEMBER 22ND

5:00am - 5:00pm : Competition Briefing and Work Time
5:30pm - 8:30pm : Case Presentations
8:30pm - 10:30pm : Competitor Social 

NOVEMBER 23RD

7:00am - 9:00am : Competitor Briefing and Finalist Announcements
9:00am - 5:00pm : Finalist Work Time
7:30pm : Final Presentations