Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition
January 26, 2019
It is the biggest business school case competition with the longest history in the healthcare space, sponsored in recent years by the biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, that brings together MBA-student teams from business schools nationwide.
The 16th Annual Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Case Competition, sponsored by Astellas, will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019. We encourage teams to apply!
Each year, teams of students from top business schools around the world compete to win a top price of $5,000.
Poets and Quants included the event on its list of Top 20 Global Case Competitions.
In recent years schools including Harvard, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, Berkley-Haas, Tuck, Michigan-Ross, Duke-Fuqua, Oxford-Said, UCLA-Anderson and Wharton have competed in the event.
Teams will receive a case on Friday, January 18, and will then have seven days to prepare a presentation based on the information in the case. Topics have ranged considerably over the years, from forecasting sales of a new molecule to considering how best to reduce childhood mortality due to pneumonia in Uganda. The only certainty is that the case will focus on a complex healthcare question.
The case competition weekend kicks off with an informal dinner on Friday, January 25. The following day, teams will present to a panel of judges. There is a case debrief session at the end of the day, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. Participants can also attend the Kellogg Healthcare Conference during their free time on January 26.
Applications are due November 30. Teams should have 3, 4 or 5 members. Part-time and full-time students can apply. All team members must be students in graduate programs, with at least 2 members of each team enrolled in an MBA program.
Top prize is $5,000 with a second prize of $2,000 and a third prize of $1,000. Teams are responsible for their own travel costs.