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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 September 9th and closes September 25th. No late registration will be accepted. 

Registration now closed!

Case Release 


The case will be distributed to all registered team members by email on  Friday, September 27th.  This will include data provided by our case partner and several questions posed to meet current challenges in their business. 



Round 1 – Open Entry 

Friday, Sept. 27 – Friday, Oct. 4 


Competing teams will have one week to formulate their solution to the case challenge.  Submissions will be scored blindly according to a grading rubric and assigned points. The highest-scoring teams will be invited to present their solution on November 5th at Duke University.  A maximum of one team per university will be invited to the Competition Day. Teams may be presented with some additional information and considerations related to the case.


Teams will be notified of whether they advance to Round 2 on October 8th.




Round 2 – Competition Day 

Tuesday, Nov. 5 (advancing teams) 


Teams selected to compete in Round 2 will submit their case solution deliverable electronically by October 30th. Teams will present their solution at The Fuqua School of Business in Durham, NC on November 5th.  


Morning Session  – All finalist teams will have the opportunity to present their solution to a panel of industry judges at Duke University during the morning of November 5th. Teams will have twenty minutes to present, followed by a five minute period of questions and answers. Judges will score each team and provide feedback.  Top scoring teams will advance to the Final Session.  The morning session will be closed to the public. Teams advancing to the final session will be given a plot twist to incorporate into their presentations prior to the final round. 


Final Session  – The highest scoring teams will advance to the final round, which will be open to the public.  Teams will have twenty minutes to present their solutions with ten minutes of questions and answers.  Judges will score the presentations to select a winner.  Results will be announced at the Duke University Energy Mix reception following the competition.



All teams are welcome to attend the Duke University Energy Conference the following day on Wednesday, November 6th.

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