January 26th-28th, 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: The preliminary round registration for NSCC 2017 has closed on November 6th, 2016. Registered teams will receive a folder early November containing a case and detailed instructions. Teams have roughly two weeks, after receiving the folder, to submit the requested documents. Late submissions will not be considered. Offers for the top undergraduate and MBA teams will be sent out early December for the second round in Vancouver.

Second Round: Teams that advance to the second round will compete in Vancouver, BC from January 26 to 28th, 2017. The competition will kick off with a Welcome Dinner on Thursday the 26th. 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 $4000 cash prize and be granted first-round interviews at the discretion of the participating firms.


All registrations for the NSCC 2017 Competition are closed. However, students may still participate in our annual conference; more information can be found here.

Competition Fee

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

Competition Schedule

January 27th

10:00pm - 3:30pm : Competition Briefing and Work Time
3:30pm - 5:30pm : Case Presentations
7:00pm - 9:00pm : Social
9:30pm - 10:00p : Finalist Announcements

January 28th

11:30am - 6:30pm : Finalist Work Time
7:00pm : Final Presentations