Business Analytics Student Case Competition

About the competition

The Business Analytics Student Case Competition is being held as part of the 2022 ICHITA-IT Forum Joint Conference. The competition tests the participating teams' data manipulation, analysis, interpretation, reporting and presentation skills. Participating student teams work on the provided datasets to answer some intriguing questions and explore possibilities. Undergraduate students from any college or university are invited to participate in the competition. Once the data is shared, teams will have approximately one month to complete the analysis and submit their report. More information is provided below. 

Teams

  • Teams are composed of 2 to 4 students and should register on the website. 
  • The competition is only for undergraduate students.
  • When registering, each team should select one team member as the team coordinator. The team coordinator is responsible for communicating with the competition organizers, which includes receiving competition documents, submitting competition reports, etc.
  • Teams are required to select a team name when registering for the competition.
  • On the first day of the competition, teams will receive an email with detailed instructions for the competition.

Competition

  • Teams will receive a dataset and a series of related questions at the beginning of the competition.
  • Teams need to use proper analytics tools and business knowledge to analyze and interpret the provided dataset.
  • Teams will prepare a report based on the instructions. The team coordinators will then submit the team report and presentation files by October 26, 2022.
  • A judging panel will review the submitted reports and will announce the selected teams for the final presentation. Invited teams will then prepare a 10-minute presentation based on their findings.
  • Selected teams will present their work on November 3, 2022, during the conference. Teams are invited to present in person or via Microsoft Teams. Presentations will be judged by a panel based on methodology, findings, visualization and quality of presentation. The judging panel will select the top teams based on reports and presentation scores.
  • A rubric for report and presentation requirements will be shared with the participating teams.
  • Teams may use any software tool for analyzing the dataset and visualizing findings.
  • Teams are advised that although some questions may have a definite answer, there is no right solution for some questions. Thinking outside of the box can help with developing insight into the shared problem.
  • Teams can use any resources to improve their data analysis and discussions, including online resources and faculty members.
  • Mutual collaboration between teams is not permitted. Teams plagiarizing each other's work will be disqualified."

Competition timeline

Activity

Date

Description

Team registration

09/15/2022 to

09/28/2022

Online registration

Kick-off meeting

09/28/2022

In-person and on Microsoft Teams (not mandatory)

Case Competition shared with teams

9/28/2022

Registered teams will receive the case via email

Q&A sessions

10/12/2022

Instructions will be shared with registered teams

 

10/19/2022

Instructions will be shared with registered teams

Report submission due

10/26/2022 11:59 p.m.

 

Finalist notification

11/01/2022

 

Presentation

11/03/2022

 

Award ceremony

11/04/2022

 

Register your team