2021 VIRTUAL STUDENT CASE COMPETITION
Since 2005, IFAMA has offered the only International Student Case Competition for the agribusiness sector giving students and early career professionals a global stage to demonstrate their analytical and problem-solving skills, while providing their universities a venue to showcase the next generation of business leaders.
The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) is pleased to announce the 2021 Student Case Competition will occur virtually. IFAMA is now accepting applications team applications.
TEAM COMPETITION AND STRUCTURE
Student Teams may consist of either undergraduate; graduate students, or early career professionals who have graduated within the last three years. Teams are limited to 3-5 members.
The official 2021 case study is being written with the help of two faculty members of INCAE Business School (Costa Rica), who are also graduates of Harvard business School and experts in the case methods approach.
The competition will occur in two stages. A preliminary and finals round. Institutions may register more than one team and at more than one level.
PRELIMINARIES ROUND 1: MAY 2021
Teams will draft a five-page report which contains the following:
a. A clear description of the problem or problems to be solved.
The top four undergraduate teams; two graduate teams; and two early career professional teams will be selected by the judges to advance to the FINALS.
FINALIST ROUND 2: JUNE 21-25, 2021
It is expected that all team members will speak and significantly contribute to their team’s presentation. The presentation will be Live streamed. Approximately 20 minutes will be allocated for each presentation, with 15 minutes allotted to the presentation and 5 minutes for a question-and-answer period with the panel of judges. The panel of judges will judge each team based on their written documents, presentation, and responses to the judges’ questions.
The winning teams of the Student Case Competition will be recognized in an awards ceremony following the finals.
Each team must have an Advisor (either academic or industry member of IFAMA) who will serve as the primary contact for the team. Students are expected to work independently of their advisor during the competition.
An application with the team members must be submitted by April 1.
Upon acceptance of the application, all student team members and their advisors are expected to follow the normal process to register for the IFAMA Conference. A fully paid registration is required for all team members no later than May 1.
IFAMA 2021 STUDENT CASE COMPETITION CHAIRS
Chair: Juan José Bolaños Herrera, CEO, PiñalboCo-Chair: Esteban Brenes, INCAE Business School
Questions may be addressed to the IFAMA Business Office: email@example.com
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QUESTIONS? Please contact: Juan José Bolaños Herrera: firstname.lastname@example.org
TEAM REGISTRATION HERE