Polit Case Competition strives to create an interesting and challenging case competition where theory and tools from economics are applied
Our brief history
The organization Polit Case Competition was founded in 2014. The organization consists of students of economics from the University of Copenhagen. We strive to create a case based on a real-life business challenge where teamwork, structured problem-solving, economic analysis, and presentation skills are applied in the solution. Each team gets to present their solution to a panel of professional judges. The judges are provided by our partners ranging from business enterprises to government departments, reflecting the future workplaces of students of economics. Thus, Polit Case Competition equip students with new skills and connect employers with future employees
Partner Pre-Case (march 11)
20 teams have a unique opportunity to solve a training case, which mirrors the format of the case in the weekend. The case is developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and can be solved in the evening from home. Assessment of the solution will put emphasis on structured problem solving and convincing story telling in slides. The three best teams will be chosen by professionals at the Ministry of Finance and invited to present their solution at Slotsholmen. The winners are awarded a price. Afterwards, the three finalists enjoy a lunch. The Partner Pre-Case takes place in week 11, 2019. We have 20 teams spots, distributed on a first-come, first-served policy. Register here.
Nail the case workshop (march 14)
Spend an evening with our Knowledge Partner, McKinsey & Company, that will equip you with the necessary tools to solve a case in the case weekend. You will get hands on experience with case solving through mini-cases and leverage your communication and slides making skills by trying it out in practice. Polit Case Competition provides food and beverages. Nail The Case Workshop takes place in week 11, 2019. Seats are limited to 50 and distributed on a first-come, first-served policy. Register here.
The case experience (march 16/17)
The Case Experience is our main event, taking its course over two days. Participants have 8,5 hours to come up with a solution to a case written by Polit Case Competition and a carefully selected case company. The case solving is followed by an exclusive dinner for all participants allowing for networking across years, universities and countries. Participants present their solutions in front of a panel of judges consisting of employees from the case company and our partners. For a spot in the final, participants must deliver a solid and innovative solution presented in a coherently and convincingly manner. This year, The Case Experience takes place in DI - The Confederation of Danish Industry. We have 30 team spots, distributed on a first-come, first-served policy. Register here.
we aspire to give students
Insights into work with economic theory after university
A connection between the case and the general curriculum in economics
Connections to inspiring and relevant employers
A practical and interesting economic problem rather than just theory
The possibility to work across semesters as well as fields of study
An unique experience for both undergraduates and graduates