Case Competition Participants

Graduate level students from accredited Master's of Human Resources programs and Business Administration with Human Resources-focused programs from universities across the globe are eligible to participate in the competition. Each team of 4 individuals must have at least one first-year student and one second-year student who are currently enrolled in their program.

The teams competiting in the Final Gold Round in November 2016 were selected during the First Bronze Round Elimination. We are pleased to welcome the following teams to the Carlson School:

  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • University of Minnesota, United States
  • Sun Yat-Sen University, China
  • Welingkar Institute, India
  • Yonsei University, South Korea

The following countries were invited to participate in the First Bronze Round of the competition; several of them had multiple schools invited, including Singapore, Korea, China, South African Republic, New Zealand, Canada, United States.

North America

  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • Mexico

South America

  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica
  • Chile
  • Argentina

Europe & The Middle East

  • United Kingdom
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Denmark
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Turkey
  • Poland
  • The Netherlands
  • Lebanon
  • United Arab Emirates/Dubai


  • South African Republic
  • Kenya