The Global Case Competition at Harvard is the world’s most prestigious case competition organized by students. Every year, IFSA and its partners bring together students with finance and business backgrounds from across the world to compete at Harvard on a finance case regarding finance and strategic management with an opportunity to become the winner of a $10’000 prize. Every participating team receives a digital copy of a case, which they have approximately two weeks to complete. A jury then chooses the top ten teams, which they have the opportunity to make a short case presentation to a select panel of distinguished professors and industry professionals in the University of Harvard, Cambridge, MA. These short presentations will be held during a three-day networking event on Harvard’s campus with some of the top minds in the financial and management industries. Activities during the event include the final competition event with special guest judges, a cocktail party with representatives from various companies, an awards gala, a tour of Harvard, excellent speakers, etc. Our goal is, therefore, to give the participants an outstanding opportunity to learn and interact with other students from across the world, cultivate a powerful network, and engage professionals within the industries of management and finance. All the participants in the Global Case Competition at Harvard will also receive an official Certificate of Completion from EBG to be included in future CVs and resumes. If you think you have what it takes to win this competition, contact the IFSA Network for information about the upcoming competition and how to apply. If you are still unsure about participating, read the experience of the winners of the 2018 Harvard Case Competition below.Visit our website http://harvardcasecompetition.com/

2018 Winners

Team Artemis, ESADE Business School

A team from ESADE Business School delivered an excellent solution to the question “Should LVMH acquire Hermes?”. Part of the team is pictured here at the prestigious Algonquin club in Boston during the networking gala.

2017 Winners

Windsor Capital Partners, London Business School
In 2017, contestants from 68 universities focused on Biogen’s acquisition of Syntonix. Windsor Capital Partners beat 126 teams and received their awards at the Global Connections Gala at the Top of the Hub.

2016 Winners

Team Modigliani,HEC Paris
On a case centered on Blackstone’s acquisition of Hilton, Team Modiglianibeat teams from 5 continents. Here they are with Blackstone’s CEO, Steve Schwarzman. Blackstone was the primary company analyzed in the 2016 case competition, and team members were instantly offered job interviews.

2017 Partners


The entire organizing committee would like to thank the different partners that have supported us.

2016 Partner