KPMG hosts case competition with finals in Istanbul

Skrevet af Sebastion Schwolow, versioning - 19. januar 2011 - 14:390 kommentarer
Win the local and national KPMG case competition and this wiew might be among the rewards.

Three hours of concentrated work can get you on the road to an exclusive trip to Istanbul – all expenses paid. All you have to do is sign up for accountancy giant KPMG’s international case competition – now, for the first time ever, also open to Danish participants. Compete with other CBS students first, then move on to the national and international playing fields where students from all over the world get together to win the finals in Istanbul.

KPMG Denmark launches itself as case competition host
Before CBS’ own annual case competition takes off at the end of February, students now have another opportunity to build up their competitive strengths and at the same time show the world that Denmark’s students are the best. They can even win a paid trip to Turkey’s largest metropolis: Istanbul.

For the first time ever, KMPG is opening its international case competition (KICC) to Danish participants to compete with students from all over the world. Apart from the trip to Istanbul, the winning prize is a travel voucher worth 2,000 Euros. From Denmark, Master students from CBS, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Aarhus School of Business (ASB) have been invited to join the competition – in teams of four participant groups.

Apart from the obvious incentives that the competition brings with it, KPMG’s initiative is also meant to give participants the opportunity to broaden their network with fresh, international contacts among ambitious students from all over the world as well as Danish and international business leaders.

Consulting experience and networking
During the case competition, each group has three hours to come up with a solution to a given case. The case is designed to reflect the challenges and pressures of real-life situations which consultants and advisors encounter as part of their work: often, problems occur suddenly and unexpectedly, and there is only little time to develop useful solutions.

- By taking part in this competition, the student will gain a unique glimpse of how we – as a consulting firm – work, and they get a realistic taste of the challenges and assignments one is likely to meet during one’s career as a consultant. In addition, they will be able to expand their network which will provide the students with important experience for better career opportunities. And of course, we hope for Danish success also on an international level, says Jesper Koefoed, CEO of KPMG Denmark.

From local to national – and then on to Istanbul
With six teams of four students each, the three Danish universities CBS, SDU and ASB will hold their own introductory rounds on their local university grounds. The two winning teams from each university will them move on to compete against each other on a national level with the Danish finals taking place at an exclusive location in Copenhagen.

All finalists are invited to the reward ceremony and dinner with the jury – consisting of representatives from the KPMG management and partners. Only the winning team, however, will get their hands on the tickets to Istanbul.

The registration deadline for the introductory round is January 25, 2011. After the local finals at CBS on Thursday the 3rd of February, the national finals are scheduled for Wednesday the 9th of March. The international finals in Istanbul will take place from Wednesday to Friday, April 6th to 8th, 2011.