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 problem where teamwork, economic theory and tools, 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.
March 12: Partner Pre-Case
15 teams have a unique opportunity to solve a pre-case, which mirrors the format of the case in the weekend. The case is developed in collaboration with one of our partners 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 our partner and invited to present their solution at the company’s offices. The winners are awarded a price. Afterwards, the three finalists enjoy a lunch at the company. Click here for the programme of the pre-case.
The case and data (in Excel) will be sent to your e-mail at 17.00 on Monday 12 March. The case material will also be made available for download on the front page of our website: https://www.politcasecompetition.com/.
The case consists of three questions. The solution must be presented in a maximum of 5 slides in 16:9 format. The slides must be in English. You hand in your solution no later than 22.00 by sending your presentation in PDF format to email@example.com.
The three teams with the best solutions will be contacted no later than March 13 at 16.00. These teams are invited to present their solution at the headquarter of the case company from 10.00-12.00 on March 15. The oral presentation must be in Danish or English and should last approximately 10 minutes. Lunch will be served afterwards.
March 15: How to solve a case
Spend an evening with our partners that will equip you with the necessary tools to solve a case in the case weekend. At first, there will be presentations by Djøf on presentational skills and McKinsey on case solving. Afterwards, you can participate in workshops with TDC Group and DI - The Confederation of Danish Industry to get hands on experience with their exciting type of work. Polit Case Competition provides food and beverages. Click here to view the complete programme of the day. Register here.
March 17/18: The case weekend
Participants have eight 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. Click here to view the programme of the weekend. 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