We are excited to announce that the 3rd annual Greater Houston Consulting Case Competition will take place on April 15th, 2018. This event is hosted by the Texas Medical Center Consulting Club in collaboration with the MBA consulting clubs at the UT Austin McCombs School of Business at Houston, Rice University Jones School of Business, and University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business.

What is a case competition?

Participants will be placed in teams consisting of PhDs, MDs, and MBAs to work on a business case study and will be tasked to research the client, industry, and present a solution to the judges in the form of a short presentation. The judges are coming from top consulting firms. This case will mimic an actual consulting case, and give the participants a unique platform to showcase the skills that consulting firms are looking for in a competitive applicant: critical-thinking, teamwork, communication and problem-solving.Breakfast and lunch will be provided to participants.The event will be followed by a networking mixer, giving the participants a unique setting to socialize with our judges and mingle amongst each other.


When and where is the competition?

The event will be held at the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) at Rice University on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The tentative timeframe is 8am-5pm followed by the networking mixer. A detailed schedule will be provided in the next few weeks.

Who is designing the business case study?

The case study is being prepared collaboratively by the leadership of the organizing clubs. The case study, the client and its industry will be revealed on the morning of the event.

Do I need any business or case interview experience? What about prior knowledge of the client or industry?

No prior business or case interview experience is required, nor is any prior knowledge of the client or industry. This event is designed to be a fun learning experience and to help introduce our members to a real-life consulting engagement.

What do participants get out of this?

  • An opportunity to learn about skills consulting firms are specifically looking for.
  • An opportunity to tackle a real-world consulting case and gain business experience.
  • An opportunity to work in a diverse team setting that mimics a real consulting case team.
  • An opportunity to network with consultants and to learn more about the firms and job opportunities.
  • Cash prizes are awarded to the top teams.

Who can participate in the competition?

Graduate students, MDs, MBAs from participating institutions. The competition will have 8 teams in total representing members of all organizing clubs.

How do I register for the competition?

Please submit your application by 5 PM on March 23th. TMC Consulting Club training members are eligible to apply. Basic Members interested in participating in the competition are encouraged to upgrade to a Training Membership prior to submitting their application.

Spectators: Due to limited space, spectators can register on a first-come first-serve basis. We will open an RSVP system in the next few weeks.

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Photos from last year’s case competition: