2019 NASBITE International Student Case Competition 

Timeline & Rules

Team Eligibility & Rules

  • The 2019 NASBITE International Student Case Competition is open to teams from colleges and universities that offer an academic business degree program at the undergraduate level
  • Teams must consist of a minimum of three, and a maximum of four, undergraduate-level students, plus one instructor. Student team members must be currently-enrolled undergraduate students pursuing a business or marketing degree
  • By participating in the Case Competition, all team members agree to keep all information in the written case confidential
  • Presentations and written summaries of presentations become the exclusive property of the sponsor/subject company and NASBITE International
  • To be eligible to receive the case and to be assigned a time slot to present in the Preliminary Round, teams must complete and submit a Team Registration Form and submit payment of the full $750 Team Registration fee to NASBITE International no later than February 1, 2019.
    • Registration includes a Student Team Mixer dinner on April 8, 2019 and luncheon on April 9, 2019 for instructor and registered students.
    • The team fee does not include travel or lodging expenses. Registered Teams are eligible for discounted hotel rates at the DeSoto Savannah hotel if reservations are made before the hotel reservation cut-off date (March 18, 2019) or before the discounted room block is full, whichever comes first.
  • Case presentations will be judged in accordance with a scoring rubric. The scoring rubric will be distributed with the written case on February 15, 2019, and will be used by a panel of judges. Each case presentation will be viewed by multiple judges, whose scores are averaged together to produce one overall score for the presentation.
  • Students must not receive any paid professional advice, critiques, or assistance in the development of their written case entry. However, students are permitted guidance from their faculty instructors, advisors and professors to develop the team case/presentation, and may seek and use information from publicly-available, non-paid sources to develop their case/presentation
  • Neither students nor instructors may directly contact the corporate sponsor, its marketing or advertising agencies, or any company specifically highlighted by the sponsor
  • All questions regarding the case shall be submitted via email to the case organizers at casecompetition@nasbite.org. Telephone calls will not be accepted. Case organizers will respond directly to the originator of the question
  • The Preliminary Round Presentations by registered and confirmed teams will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm local time, at the DeSoto Savannah Hotel, located at 15 E. Liberty, Savannah, GA 31401
    • Teams will be assigned a presentation time slot for the Preliminary Round at the time they receive the written case and scoring rubric on February 15.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Preliminary Round presentation times are subject to change if deemed necessary by NASBITE, and any such changes will be communicated by email to the team Instructor.
    • Teams that miss their scheduled presentation times will be rescheduled only as time allows, and only for cases of unavoidable travel delays out of the team’s control when the scheduled arrival date was no later than Sunday, April 6.
    • A written summary of the team’s proposed solution is required to be submitted at the time of the presentation.
    • Team presentations may not exceed 30 minutes. Time starts when the first slide (other than the title slide) appears or when a presenter begins speaking. Time ends at the 30-minute mark. Team members may request either a one- or two-minute warning from the timekeeper. The presentation is followed by up to 10 minutes of questions from the judges.
    • Instructors may observe their own team’s Preliminary Round presentation, but must remain silent and are expressly forbidden to provide coaching or verbal or silent cues or convey any information to the team during the presentation.
    • Once a team has completed its Preliminary Round presentation, the team members are permitted to observe subsequent presentations, however, under no circumstances will they be permitted to ask questions to the remaining team(s) during the Q&A portion of their presentation. If they choose to observe subsequent team presentations, they must remain silent
  • Finalist teams will be called before the judges for an interview and Q&A session on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon local time. Times of the finalist team interviews will be provided when finalist teams are announced on April 8
  • A podium, a data projector, a remote control slide advancer, and a laptop with internet access will be available at the presentation site for the Preliminary and the Final Rounds. Teams should bring a USB drive with the presentation saved in PowerPoint 2013
  • Teams may use up to four presenters, who shall be students registered as team members, and not including the instructor. If a team wishes to have a person assist with technical or logistical issues, this person is considered one of the four presenters. All four presenters are permitted to speak, but not all are required to do so. All presenters must have worked on the case and have been listed on the original Team Registration Form submitted no later than February 1, 2019
  • Audience members may include but are not limited to case coordinators, NASBITE International members and Conference attendees, and other dignitaries. Parents, friends, and other supporting members of your college/university may be present during the team preseentation, but must communicate their intent to be present to NASBITE International staff via e-mail at casecompetition@NASBITE.org by March 1, 2019
  • Presentations may be video/audio recorded and/or live streamed by NASBITE International. Teams registered for the Case Competition provide their consent for their image and/or voice to be recorded and used by NASBITE International for the purposes of judges’ review, broadcasting the competition, and promoting future competitions.

2019 Case Competition Timeline & Competition Schedule

Monday, November 5, 2018 Team registration opens
Teams will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis; the Competition is limited to 18 teams
Friday, February 1, 2019 Deadline for team registration form and payment of team registration fee
Friday, February 15, 2019 Written case released to registered teams

Competition Schedule:

Monday, April 8, 2019 Case Competition preliminary round team presentations
(presentations to be scheduled between 8am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm)
Monday, April 8, 2019 Case Competition “Team Mixer” and announcement of teams advancing to Finals (7pm – 10pm)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Case Competition Championship Round team presentations (8am -11am)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Lucheon/Case Competition Championship Awards Ceremony (12noon – 1pm)

Meet Our Partners & Sponsors

Summit Event Sponsor: BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is the on-demand freight transportation and logistics specialist providing domestic and international third-party logistics services to commercial customers. BGI specializes in delivering unique solutions to complex shipping problems. Our customers rely on us as their expert resource in an increasingly complex domestic and international transportation environment. For More information on BGI Worldwide Logistics: http://www.bgiworldwide.com/ or email to sales@bgiworldwide.com

NASBITE Gold Partner: Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs)
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. There are 15 nationally designated Centers administered by the U.S. Department of Education, located at Brigham Young University, Florida International University, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, San Diego State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado Denver, University of Maryland, University of South Carolina, and, University of Washington.
Learn more at http://us-ciberweb.org.

Annual Conference and Summit Sponsor: Commerce Bank
We help educate exporters who want to find ways to expand their global sales efforts. We also help trade specialists educate people who want to learn how to export. For the last hundred years, Commerce Bank’s International Department has been serving export companies across America. We offer direct telephone lines to staff who know customers and their company’s needs. It doesn’t matter to us if you have one export transaction a year, just getting started, or are an experienced global company looking for better service. Our approach is to learn about your process, share best practices, and come up with ideas on how to help. Challenge accepted, so contact us today. Learn more here: https://commercebank.com/business/payables-and-receivables/payables/international-payments

Annual Conference and Summit Sponsor: First Home Bank
First Home Bank, headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, is well versed on assisting small business exporters nationwide through the SBA International Trade Loan Program by providing financing up to $5,000,000 for working capital and fixed asset purchases. In 2018, First Home Bank was ranked the 10th largest SBA Lender by volume continuing their success as a National SBA Preferred Lender. For more information, be sure to visit the First Home Bank table in the general session area.

Silver Partner: Kompass North America

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