November 15th-17th, 2017

Competition Overview | Competition Process

Competition Overview

The NSCC's mission in producing the case is to ensure that competitors get the most authentic case experience that matches the requirements of a real consulting engagement. The NSCC team will be work closely with consulting and industry professionals to produce a business case that is real and may have an actual impact on the company's decision making process. Unlike other case competitions, the NSCC aims to provide cases where the business problem has not yet been solved. By providing an actual business problem, competitors at the NSCC provide real value to the businesses who have requested to be a part of our competition.

While solving the case, competitors can expect to gain the skills needed at a typical client engagement. Our competitors will be required to complete industry analysis, brainstorm solutions, analyze data, create presentation material, and pitch their recommendations in front of senior executives. Competitors who advance to the final rounds will have the opportunity to present their recommendations in front of senior consultants and Partners from global consulting firms.

Competition Process


Preliminary Round:

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017: Facebook Event and Sign up Live

Friday, October 20th, 2017: EXTENDED REGISTRATION

Saturday, October 21st, 2017: Preliminary case released to all teams

Saturday, October 28th, 2017: Case Submission Deadline (for all teams)

Monday, October 30th, 2017: Top 15 Finalists announced/contacted

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 : Second round invites sent out to runner ups

Second Round: Teams that advance to the second round will compete in Vancouver, BC from November 15 to 17th, 2017. The competition will kick off with a Welcome Dinner on Wednesday the 15th. As the NSCC case will be live, teams will be given a set amount of time to speak with the client. In order to best replicate a client engagement, teams should expect the case to be dynamic and for changes to occur. For those teams which make it to the final round, be prepared for an intensive weekend of competition.

Final Round: Finalists will receive the opportunity to present in front of senior professionals from major global consultancies and the conference delegates during the NSCC Gala Dinner. One winning team from the finalists will win a $2000 cash prize and be granted first-round interviews at the discretion of the participating firms.


Registrations for the NSCC 2017 Competition will be opening October 3rd. Students may also participate in our annual conference; more information can be found here.

Competition Fee

All competitors will be required to stay at the Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel for the duration of the competition; teams will be required to submit final competition fees that covers hotel and related expenses.

Competition Schedule

November 16th

5:00am - 5:00pm : Competition Briefing and Work Time
5:30pm - 8:30pm : Case Presentations
8:30pm - 10:30pm : Competitor Social

November 17th

7:00am - 9:00am : Competitor Briefing and Finalist Announcements
9:00am - 5:00pm : Finalist Work Time
7:30pm : Final Presentations

Competition Fees


Individual Competitor Fee: $100.00 per team of 4 ($25.00 per team member)


Final Round Competitor Fee: $275.00 per team member


- 3 nights 5-star accomodations at the Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim
- DAY ONE: Welcome Dinner @ The Keg (3 Courses)
- DAY TWO: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Evening Social @ The Portside Pub (Food + Drink)
- DAY THREE: Gala Dinner @ The Faimont Pacific Rim
- Full access to conference on November 17th