Teams are made up of up to 4 undergraduate students who are enrolled at the University of Washington Tacoma as of the date of the competition.
Due to COVID-19, the 2022 Case Competitions will be held virtually.
Teams will be judged on their quantitative, qualitative, analytical, organizational and presentation skills.
For the Milgard Internal Case Competition, preliminary rounds will be asynchronous, with teams submitting a PowerPoint slide deck and video presentation for judges review and scoring. The Final Round will be held synchronously and virtually on Friday, January 28, 2022.
Cases will be delivered to teams electronically from firstname.lastname@example.org according to the competition schedule.
Each team member must actively participate in the team's presentation.
The competition will have three pools of three teams in the preliminary round, with one team advancing from each pool. The prizes for the winning teams are as follows:
1st place - $500 per participant
2nd place - $250 per participant
3rd place - $100 per participant
Due to US Government regulations around taxes on student awards, international participants will may not be eligible for the cash prize pool
January 12 - 28
In the Preliminary Round, teams submit a video file of their team’s presentation as well as a PowerPoint slide deck. Please ensure the video presentation is no longer than 15 minutes, judges will be instructed not to watch presentations beyond the 15-minute point.
On January 28: All teams will meet with the judges to answer questions and receive feedback. This will be done via Zoom.
Teams will have 25 minutes to meet with the judges:
Judges will have 15 minutes to ask the team questions about their presentation (Q&A)
Judges will have 10 minutes to provide feedback to the teams
There will be a timekeeper for the Q&A and Feedback sessions. The chat room function will be used to alert the teams when there are 5 minutes, 2 minutes and 1-minute remaining for the presentation, Q&A, and will notify the team and judges when time has expired. Timekeepers also ensure that rules are followed by team members and judges.
After all the teams meet with judges, the judges will decide a winning team from each pool.
The three final team will present their presentation live to the panel of judges on the afternoon of January 28. These presentations will be livestreamed to YouTube.
Presentations will be judged according to the following criteria:
40 - Quality of Analysis
Scope and depth of analysis
Ability to draw valid conclusions from case data and research
30 - Quality of Recommendations
Scope and viability of recommendations as it relates to analysis
Anticipated impact on the organization and its stakeholders
Backed up recommendations with documentation and anticipated outcomes
15 - Quality of Presentation
Logical sequence of presentation
All members participated
Representation of the case and company values
10 - Quality of Q&A
Understand and respond to questions appropriately
Demonstrate forethought and preparation for questions
5 - Overall Performance
Judge's score sheets will NOT be made available to students after the event. They only serve as a starting point for their judging, not a strict numeric calculation.
The winning team from the Milgard Internal Case Competition will represent the Milgard School of Business in the Milgard Invitational Case Competition on Social Responsibility (MICCSR) on February 24 & 25, 2022.