UB MBA Case Competition

UB students at MBA case competition.

UB MBA students take first place at the 2019 MBA case competition

Show off your skills. Compete against the best. Network with MBA peers and employers.

In the University at Buffalo School of Management MBA Case Competition, teams of business students from top programs analyze a real-world case and present their solutions to a panel of executive judges for a chance to win both team and individual prizes.

About the 2019 Competition

Special thanks to our 2019 sponsors, Citi and Elli Lilly and Company.

logo of 2019 Corporate Partner, Citi.

Competition Details, Prizes and Timeline

Team and individual prizes totalling $10,000.

When: April 5-6, 2019

Where: University at Buffalo, School of Management, Buffalo, New York (Directions)

Eligibility: Teams must be composed of two first-year and two second-year full-time MBA students. If you are from a one-year or online MBA program, please contact us at mgt-ubcasecompetition@buffalo.edu to discuss your eligibility.

Ten teams will be chosen to present in the semifinal round based on the quality of their two-page case analyses. Each semifinalist team will be required to pay a registration fee of $250. Additional details will be provided upon selection.


  • February 22 - Registration deadline - EXTENDED
  • February 26 - Case distributed - EXTENDED
  • March 4 - Two-page case analysis due - EXTENDED
  • March 11 - Semifinal round invitations
  • March 15 - Registration fee due
  • April 5 - Welcome dinner
  • April 6 - Semifinal and final presentations

Competition Logistics

Team Registration fee

All semifinal teams are required to pay the competition registration fee by noon (EDT) on March 15. 

Resume and Forms

All team members are required to submit a current resume, as well as prize and tax forms. Prize and tax forms will be used in the event that you win a monetary award. If you are a U.S. citizen, please use the W9 form. If you are a foreign national, please use the W8 form.

Upload your resume and tax forms by noon (EDT) on March 15. 


The university has partnered with Double Tree by Hilton on Flint Road in Amherst, New York, to provide a discounted rate of $129 per night. Be sure to use the link below to get the promotional rate.

Promotional rate at Double Tree by Hilton.


Date Time Activity
April 5


6 - 8 p.m.


Registration and Welcome Event

The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202

(Please arrive 15 minutes early for parking and registration. Dress for The Buffalo Club is business professional.)

April 6 7 - 8:15 a.m.

Check-in at the Alfiero Center, UB School of Management

Light breakfast

  8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Undergraduate and MBA semifinal rounds at the Jacobs Management Center. (Dress for the competition is business professional.)
  11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch at the Alfiero Center
  12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Undergraduate final rounds at the Center for the Arts
  3 - 5 p.m. MBA final rounds at the Center for the Arts
  6 p.m. Awards for both undergraduates and MBAs at the Center for the Arts

Campus Map

Map of University at Buffalo North Campus.

Map of University at Buffalo North Campus

Interactive map

Where to print?

There are a few places nearby for your team to print any materials they may need. We recommend the UPS Store for Business Services located on the UB Commons at 520 Lee Road, Suite 105, Buffalo, NY 14228. Their hours of operation on Friday are from 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Buffalo-Niagara Region

If you have time to explore the area, Buffalo is renowned for its food, architecture and proud history.  Discover Buffalo & Niagara.

Niagara Falls, one of the wonders of the world, is just a 25 minute drive from the university. Visit Niagara Falls, New York.