2020 schedule:


Team Formation and Registration 


Teams are to be composed of a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of five (5) full-time graduate students.  The case will require rigorous financial analysis, therefore a minimum of one (1) MBA student per team is required.  All team members must represent the same university. 


The  EEMCC  team will prepare resume books for all the judges and sponsors. Resumes are submitted through the online team registration form. 


Team registration opens August 1st and closes August 25th. No late registration will be accepted. 

Case Release 


The case will be distributed to all registered team members by email on Monday, August 24th.  This will include data provided by our case partner and several questions posed to meet current challenges in their business. 



Round 1 – Open Entry 

Monday, Aug. 24 – Friday, Sept. 21 


Competing teams will have three (3) weeks to formulate their solution to the case challenge.  Submissions will be scored blindly according to a grading rubric and assigned points. The 15 highest-scoring teams will move on to Round 2. 



Round 2 – Video Submission

Saturday, Sept. 26 -- Friday, Oct. 23  

Online Submission -- Teams selected to compete in Round 2 will have the opportunity to submit their video submissions electronically by October 23rd. The submission will be in the form of a video presentation; details regarding the format and content will be shared in the documentation for Round 2. The submissions will be sent to judges and judged blindly on a defined rubric and assigned points.  


Competition Day -- The top 5 teams will be announced on November 6th. The top 5 will then be asked to meet with the judges for a question/answer session on November 9th. This session will be held online and each team will be given 15 minutes with the judges to answer questions in person.  

Final Session  – The final session for the case competition will be held on November 10th. The video submissions for the 5 finalists will be presented to a general audience and the winner and runners-up will be announced in this session. This session will be open to all registered participants of Energy Week.



All teams are welcome to attend the Duke University Energy Conference the following day on Wednesday, November 11th.

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