The University of Melbourne’s BCom students Crack the Case!

Compelling solutions from student teams

The University of Melbourne's 2018 BCom Case Competition has just concluded for another year.

SPP was proud to again to be the Principal Sponsor of the BCom Case Competition, the premier student-led undergraduate competition run within The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Business & Economics.

This year the competition attracted more than 100 teams of four students who devised and presented their innovative solutions to a real business problems under the guidance of our SPP consultants. The first-round case saw teams develop a strategic roadmap to enable Fairfax to adapt to existing market demands in the short-term and innovate for the future.  Short-listed teams progressed through to finals round where they had a weekend to develop a strategy for to improve service delivery of public transport in the greater Melbourne area using big data.

The competition is a great opportunity for students to apply their academic and extra-curricular learning to real-world business problems and to network with seasoned corporate professionals. Students are invited to an SPP-facilitated workshop where they are given insights into consulting methods and frameworks, and gain real insight into a career in consulting with the chance to chat with our consulting team throughout.

SPP Consultant Paul Andrews was part of the workshop and judging team. He says, “It was impressive to see how engaged the students were. All of the teams put in an amazing effort, especially over the 48 hours for the final case.”

Partner Ben Apted, who presented the award to the winning team, adds – “We were as impressed as ever with the insights the students presented, but not surprised – we have a number of BCom Case Competition Alumni now working here at SPP.”

“For us, the competition represents an opportunity to engage with bright minds and future leaders; to converse with students on the ‘everyday’ of our consulting work; and, to demonstrate the importance of pragmatic solutions-driven outcomes for client projects.”

A big thank you to our SPP presenters who each attended various events as part of the competition. Our team included Ben Apted, Noel Leung, Mads Larsen, Holly Briffa, Liz Graham and Paul Andrews.

Congratulations to all the competition participants and to the student organising committee for their work to make sure the event was a success.

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