Case Competition

Case Competition

SDSU International Sports MBA Case Competition

The annual SDSU International Sports MBA Case Competition is the defining event for each cohort of the Sports MBA program. It serves as an annual networking event for sports-minded MBAs from elite schools, and allows our students to showcase their sports industry knowledge and benchmark their skills alongside some of the most talented graduate business students in the world.

In the competition, teams of four MBA students have 24 hours to develop a solution to an international sports-related consulting exercise. At the end of 24 hours, teams present their research to a panel of sports industry executives, who grade the presentations based on the creativity and efficacy of the proposed solutions. The cases are multidisciplinary, always focused on a global sports issue, and require the use of skills developed in core MBA curricula.

The following teams have competed in the competition in its first nine years.

  • Bournemouth University (UK)
  • Columbia Business School
  • China Europe International Business School (China)
  • City University of London – Cass Business School (UK)
  • Duke University – Fuqua
  • Georgetown University – McDonough
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • ITESM – EGADE (Mexico)
  • M.I.T. – Sloan
  • New York University – Stern
  • Northwestern University – Kellogg
  • Oxford University – Said (UK)
  • San Diego State University – Sports MBA
  • University of California –Berkeley – Haas
  • University of California – Los Angeles – Anderson
  • University of Florida – Hough
  • University of Michigan – Ross
  • University of Notre Dame– Mendoza
  • University of Pennsylvania – Wharton
  • University of Southern California – Marshall
  • University of Texas – McCombs
  • University of Virginia – Darden