Build your skillset. Learn by doing. Prepare for business school.

Simon Business School’s virtual Future Business Leaders Case Competition is an exciting event with a number of amazing benefits. As a participant, you will:

  • Learn and refine skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and more.
  • Gain experience worthy of adding to your résumé.
  • Receive an introduction to the Experiential Learning approach, a common teaching methodology used in graduate business schools—including Simon.
  • Obtain insight into the graduate business school experience.

As an added bonus, there is no cost to participate!

Format and Timeline

Event Date
Information Session September 23
Prep Session October 12
Case Memo Due October 28
Finalists Announced November 2
Finalist Presentations November 12
Winners Announced! November 15

The entire competition is virtual, making participation convenient and hassle-free.

We begin with an information session to introduce the details of the event and follow that up with a prep session to get you ready for the competition.* After receiving access to and reviewing the case, you'll submit a memo that is evaluated by a panel of judges. Finalists are then selected to present their memos live to the judging panel, and the winners are announced shortly after.

*While we strongly encourage you to attend the information and prep sessions, attendance is not required to participate in the competition.


Information Session

Registration Open: August 15 – September 23

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Prep Session

Registration Open: September 23 – October 12

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Case Competition:
Case Memo Submission

Registration Open: October 12 – October 27*

*Registration closes October 27. Memos must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 28.


Competition winners will receive:

  • $250 cash prize
  • Trophy and Simon swag
  • All-expense paid trip to Rochester to tour campus and meet 1:1 with representatives from Simon’s Benet Career Management Center, Office of Student Engagement, and Admissions Office


Additionally, competition winners who apply to one of Simon’s full-time MS programs by January 5, 2023 and are admitted will receive:

  • Guaranteed $20,000 scholarship
  • A guaranteed invite to participate in Scholarship Competition.


All other competition finalists will receive:

  • Travel stipend and hotel stay to visit Rochester for a campus tour and a 1:1 meeting with an Admissions counselor
  • Priority consideration for admission


Additionally, competition finalists who apply to one of Simon’s full-time MS programs by January 5, 2023 and are admitted will receive:

  • Guaranteed scholarship


All competition finalists will receive a prize, so don’t miss out!



  • This competition is reserved for graduates planning to begin their full-time specialized master’s degree in Fall 2023 as well as current undergraduate juniors and seniors.
  • Candidates may participate even if they have not yet started or submitted an application to Simon.
  • Past Future Business Leaders Case Competition winners are not eligible to participate in future competitions.

We welcome students from all undergraduate disciplines—there is no need to be a business major or to have experience with quant and analytics. We just ask that you come with a willingness to learn!

Fall 2021 Winner Highlight

“The Future Business Leaders Case Competition was the perfect opportunity for me to apply my problem-solving skills in a real-world scenario while learning more about Simon Business School and its approach to experiential learning. The case gave me a better idea about how Simon would prepare me to strategically solve business challenges, while leveraging my analytics and communication skills in the future.

I would highly recommend that any student interested in Simon participate in the case! It was fun, exciting, and I learned a lot about the Simon community along the way.”

- Ulf Grosseloh,
Fall 2021 Future Business Leaders Case Competition winner