BI Case gives students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in practice by solving real business challenges for Norwegian and international companies. Through case activities, students acquire skills that make them better equipped to cope with academic life, recruitment situations and working life.
BI organises three national case competitions annually.
BI students from all campuses can participate and the winning teams get the opportunity to represent BI in international case competitions.
You’ll find more details regarding the national competitions in the list below.
BIICC Open gives BI students the opportunity to solve the same case as the international teams of BI International Case Competition (BIICC). The competition is held concurrently with BIICC and is open to bachelor and master students from all BI campuses.
The case launch in Oslo will be live-streamed on the BIICC Facebook page for students in Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim (https://www.facebook.com/biicc.no/). The teams have 24 hours to solve the case and submit their solution. A jury will rank the solutions and the top three teams will meet the next day at campus Oslo for the BIICC Open Final. The teams present their solution to the jury. The winning team will receive a prize from the premium partner of BIICC. *If a team from Bergen, Stavanger or Trondheim is among the top three teams, BI will cover transportation costs.
The BI Case Challenge is an annual case competition, allowing bachelor students at BI to compete against their peers across our four campuses. The challenge consists of two rounds, the qualifying round in March/April and the final round in August/September. BI Case Challenge aims to provide a fun learning experience for 1st and 2nd year bachelor students. All you have to do is to form a team of four bachelor students and pick a team name. The team name must be neutral and give no indication as to which campus the team represents. Fair play is an essential criterion in the case competition and all participants are expected to treat each other with respect.
Who can compete?
- BI Students on all four campuses (BI campus Bergen, BI campus Oslo, BI campus Stavanger and BI campus Trondheim)
- Bachelor students in their 1st and 2nd year of their study programs
- Age limit of 25
Qualifying round: The Qualifying case will be available on the student portal at a given date and the teams have approximately two weeks to solve the case and submit their solutions (a one-page executive summary and a PowerPoint of 10-15 slides). On the same day as the case is handed in, the teams will be asked to present their solutions and their presentations will be taped (more information on this will sent via email after sign up). There will be no Q&A, and the video presentation will be sent to jury who will pick the three best teams to qualify for the finals.
Final round: The top three teams from the qualifying rounds will be picked to compete in the final round in Oslo in August/September. The final case will be a real business case and the teams will have 48 hours to solve the case. The teams will have to present in front of a jury consisting of judges from the case company. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation. The winning team will secure themselves a spot to represent BI at an international case competition this autumn.
BI National Case Competition (BINCC) assembles teams from all BI campuses to solve real-life business cases provided by our strategic corporate partners.
BINCC lasts for three days and is held in October/November every year. The four campuses take turns hosting the competition.
The teams receive a warm-up case one week prior to the competition. When the teams meet, they will have 15 minutes each to present their solution to the warm-up case, followed by a ten-minute Q&A session. This is an important learning arena for the participants and therefore all teams watch each other present. The jury, consisting of representatives from the case company and prominent representatives from business and public sector, decides on a winner who receives a prize.
Thursday morning the – until then – top secret main case company is revealed and they present the main case to the students. From the case launch the teams have 12 hours to come up with their solutions.