This year The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen has been invited to compete against the world’s most prestigious schools like the Wharton School, Copenhagen Business School and HKUST-Business School.


Sauder Summit Global Case Competition is an annual event hosted by University of British Columbia-Sauder School of Business (“UBS”). This year the competition will last one week from March 11-17, 2017, and twelve of the world’s most prestigious business schools from China, USA, Australia, Denmark, Japan, and Singapore will be invited to send one team of four students to represent them in the weeklong competition, which is composed of two five-hour cases and one 24-hour case. The competition provides a chance for students to compete against one other and solve complex business issues. Business leaders will engage in presentations and participants will get a lifelong global network.


  1. Challenge tomorrow’s business leaders with today’s most complex business problems
  2. Create a high caliber environment that promotes growth on both a personal and professional level
  3. Construct networks that reach across the globe

Competition Rules and Format

Each school will send one team and in total, there will be 12 teams. The competition will have three rounds: preliminary, knockout, and final. Firstly, the preliminary round will consist of two five-hour live cases. The first round will feature four pools of three teams with these two cases providing the “seeding” for the second (knockout) round. The seeding will be arranged so that the first place team will compete against the 11th and 12th, the second place team against the 9th and 10th, and so on. Each team has four people. The second is a knockout round in which the best team from each pool is selected based on their performance on the third case, which is a 24-hour case. In the final round, the four finalist teams will present their solutions to the same 24-hour case from the knockout round using the same presentation file(s). Teams may modify their oral delivery of the presentation. Then there will be a 20-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.

Cases can involve organizations that are for-profit or not-for-profit. Companies can be publicly traded or private. Cases companies/organizations can be from any industry. Cases can involve any business and business related disciplines (strategy, finance, marketing, etc.).

Participating Schools

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen – School of Management and Economics

University of Pennsylvania – the Wharton School

University of British Columbia – Sauder School of Business

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – HKUST Business School

University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business

National University of Singapore – NUS Business School

Copenhagen Business School

University of Auckland

Maastricht University – School of Business and Economics

University of Manchester – Alliance Manchester Business School

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Universidad Panamericana