Case Study Competition

Maximize your potential and compete with the brightest minds

Discover the fast paced world of casework and test your ability to develop innovative, real-world business solutions through this challenging and exciting learning experience. You will compete with talented students from around the world, gaining valuable insight into what it’s like to work with clients. And once you progress to the top of your national case competition, you’ll find yourself on an all-expenses-paid trip to beautiful Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the 2018 international final.

Explore your capabilities

During this four-day event, you and the rest of your team will be presented with a series of complex business challenges to solve. This is a platform to showcase agile thinking and prove that you’re ready to embark on a successful career. The KPMG International Case Competition exemplifies the way our people go above and beyond to address the diverse issues member firms’ clients face every day.

Participate in the 2018 KPMG International Case Competition and take the next step towards a successful future.

Virtual Case Study Competition (VCS)

» Read more about the 17th Annual VCS


A team from the University of Georgia consisting of Ariana Mollers, Liz Baldwin, Allysa Clagett, and Johanna Ilyssa Padrid, earned top honors and won $200 each for their efforts. After finishing in second place last year, the foursome came back with a vengeance to best the competition. Congratulations to the Bulldogs, our 2018 VCS Champions!

In second place, Jessy Cheung, Shannon Daly, Elijah Amelse, and Joellen Hatchett from Western Illinois University each won $150.

In third place, Ryan Brown-Moreno, Kate Childress, Giovanna Flores, and Raquel Skidmore from Stephen F. Austin State University each won $100.

For our 2018 competition, we received a record 41 submissions from 28 different schools. The University of Texas at El Paso had the most participants with four teams. Thank you to every student who took part in this year's contest and to the staff advisors who helped coordinate their efforts. We also appreciate the efforts of our team of judges who tirelessly, yet enthusiastically reviewed each entry.

A full write-up of the competition along with links to all presentations will be published in the Spring edition of the Student Affairs Online ejournal.
In the meantime, to read up on all past champions and competition summaries, please check out our ARCHIVE.  

About the Virtual Case Study (VCS) Competition

Every year since 2002, has sponsored a Virtual Case Study (VCS) Competition for Masters level students in student personnel administration, counseling or higher education administration graduate programs. Each team member must be currently enrolled in a Masters level program in Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, or Higher Education for the corresponding Spring term for a minimum of six credits.

Our 18th Annual competition will announce a call for entries in December 2018 or early January 2019. Cash prizes are scheduled to be awarded to each member of the top three winning teams. Last year, each member of the first place team received $200; each member of the second place team earned $150; and each member of the third place team earned $100.
If you have questions about the VCS Competition concerning participation as a student, school administrator, or a sponsor, please email

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