The Oliver Wyman Case Competition

February 10th - February 27th

Hanover, NH

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About

The Oliver Wyman Case Competition is the first ever business case competition where students from Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Dartmouth Medical School compete to provide and present innovative solutions to a real life business problem.

Currently in its 4th Year, the case competition is an opportunity for students to participate in a stimulating environment to display their business acumen, strategic problem solving abilities, communication and presentation skills in front of a panel of highly respected faculty members of the Tuck School of Business and representatives from our consulting partners.

The competition is sponsored by Oliver Wyman in addition to contributions from the Thayer Consulting Club and the Thayer School of Engineering.


How to Apply

1. Sign up to receive updates
2. Form a team of 3-4
3. Submit the Application Form as a team (To Be Made Available on Feb 10th). The Application Form will have the require:
a. Solving a short case to test basic problem solving skills
b. Resumes for all team members
4. Registration Ends on Friday Feb 14th

Application Form and Instructions


Competition Structure

Registration Round

  • Registration Period Opens on Feb 10th
  • Application Form, Mini-Case and Resumes Due on Feb 14th
  • Selected teams notified by February 17th

First Round

  • Teams are provided the case on 9 AM Feb 24th
  • Teams have two days to prepare a presentaion for the case
  • Cases are due by email on 9 PM Feb 26th
  • First Round Presentation in front of faculty judges on Feb 27th 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Final Round

  • Teams are given 12 Hours to edit their presentations based on the feedback from the first round judges
  • Second round presentations due on Feb 28th 9 AM
  • Final Round Presentation begins on Feb 28th 11 AM in front of judges from our partnering organizations
  • Winners selected

Networking Lunch

  • A networking lunch will be held shortly afterwards from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. 

Schedule

Event
Date
Time
Location
Registration Round
Mini-Case is Provided; Registration Open February 10th 12:00PM N/A
Application Deadline (Mini-Case and Resume due) February 14th 23:59PM N/A
Selected Teams are Notified February 17th 12:00PM N/A
Mandatory Meeting with Selected Teams February 20th TBD Notified by Email
First Round
Case is Provided February 24th 9:00AM N/A
Case due by Email February 26th 9:00PM N/A
First Round Presentations February 27th 4:30pm-7:00PMl Jackson (Cummings)
Final Round
Revised Case Due by Email February 28th 9:00AM N/A
Final Round Presentations February 28th 9:45AM -12:00PM Jackson (Cummings)
Networking Lunch and Prize Giving Ceremony February 28th 12:30PM- 2:00PM TBD

Prizes

1st Prize

  • $2000 cash prize Per Team
  • Interviews with Oliver Wyman for their Summer Analyst or Full Time Position (depending on class year)

2nd Prize

  • $1000 cash prize Per Team

3rd Prize

  • $500 cash prize Per Team

Rules

Eligibility

All graduate and undergraduate students of Dartmouth College, The Thayer School of Engineering, The Graduate School of Arts and Science, Dartmouth Medical School and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice are eligible to apply.

Students from the Tuck School of Business, staff and faculty members or any other non-Dartmouth students are not eligible to apply

Team Size

Teams should be composed of three to four members.

Each team must nominate a designated team leader who will be contact person for the competition’s organizer

Case Prep Guidelines

  • All members of the team will be emailed a copy of the final round case on February 24th, at 9:00am. Any attempt to obtain a copy of the case in advance would lead to the automatic disqualification of the team
  • Team members may use any reference sources/materials available in the public domain. If a library source is used, please make copies so that all participants will have access to the material
  • All analysis is to be done by team members only
  • Team members should not attempt to obtain information on the content of presentation made by other teams
  • Once the case has been distributed, team members are not allowed to discuss the case with individuals not on the team
  • Case presentation submitted must be in Microsoft PowerPoint format. PDF will not be accepted
  • Until all presentations are over, team members are not allowed to discuss their presentation with individuals not on the team
  • For any clarifications in rules, please e-mail:  

Presentation Criteria

  • In Round 1, teams will have a maximum of 10 minutes to present their analysis of the case
  • In the Final Round, teams will have a maximum of 10 minutes to present their analysis of the case, followed by 5 minutes of questioning from the judges
  • A point penalty will be imposed if presentation in Round 1 or Round 2 exceeds 10 minutes

Judging Criteria Guidelines

Presentations will be graded on:

  • Approach to the Case
  • Presentation Quality
  • Teamwork
  • Understanding of Business
  • Appreciation of Market Environment

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a charge to attend the event?

There is no charge to attend the event.

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Contacts

If you have any questions regarding the Dartmouth Case Competition, please email thayer.consulting.club@dartmouth.edu .