University of Rochester - Simon Scholars Case Competition


Business Plan Undergraduate

Location (s):

  • United States of America
Rochester, NY


The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 11,300 students—approximately half of whom are women. Learning at the University of Rochester is also on a very personal scale. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty.


The Office of Admissions offers an opportunity for business-interested applicants to participate in a business case competition for a $20,000 annual merit scholarship. Participants are divided into pre-determined teams and will have twenty-four hours to work together on a business solution for a real-world business case study.

The event culminates in a fifteen-minute presentation that illustrates teamwork and thoughtful and creative leadership and problem-solving skills. Even if you’ve never participated in a case competition before, this is a great opportunity to gain exposure to the fun and rewarding activities of a competitive business undergraduate education.

Once participants are selected and have registered for the program, the case study will be emailed to you. Please be sure that the email address in your Rochester portal account is current and that you check your email regularly.

Want to know what the competition experience is like from a current student’s perspective? Read a blog post by one of our past Simon Scholars winners.

Competition Dates: March 22-23, 2020

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Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Only first-year applicants to the University of Rochester are eligible to participate. Simon Scholars can choose any major for their bachelor’s degree, although most students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in business or related fields.


Deadline: January 05, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

In addition to receiving an annual minimum $20,000 scholarship to attend the University of Rochester, Simon Scholars who are admitted to any master’s or MBA program at the Simon Business School will continue to receive the annual minimum $20,000 scholarship in their graduate studies at Simon.

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