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APU International Online Case Competition

Deadline: 02 Apr 2022 HKT17:00 (Closed)
Location: Online

To: UG Students



Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is calling applications for their International Online Case Competition (IOCC).



About the Competition
The International Online Case Competition aims to cultivate global talent and to provide a platform for students globally to refine their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities through simulation.



The competition consists three rounds. Participant, working in teams of 4 members, can choose from one of the 8 categories of cases in the Preliminary Round. The case will be released on April 15. Teams will be given 48 hours to come up with the best solution on a real-world scenario or social problem.



Top 16 teams will be advanced to the Semi-final Round. The Semi-final case will be released on April 22. Teams will be given 24 hours to prepare for the case and present to the panel judges on April 24.



Top 4 teams will enter the Grand Finale. The final case will be released on April 28. Teams are required to submit the presentation and present to the panel judges on May 1 to compete for the Championship.




Graduate or Undergraduate students, including those who have graduated within the past 6 months of the start of the preliminary round, are eligible to participate.



Students from different universities are allowed to be on the same team.



Important Dates

April 15, 6:00p.m. (JST)

Preliminary Round Case Released

April 17, 7:00 p.m. (JST)

Preliminary Round Case Solution Submission

April 22, 6:00 p.m. (JST)

Semi-Final Case Release

April 23, 7:00 p.m. (JST)

Semi-Final Case Submission

April 24, 12:00 noon (JST) (Tentative)

Semi-Final Presentations and Judging

April 28, 11:00 a.m. (JST)

Finalists Announced with new case release

May 1, 11:00 a.m. (JST)

Grand Finale Case Solution Submission

May 1, 12:00 noon (JST) (Tentative)

Grand Finale Live Presentation and Judging



Numerous information, academic, and networking sessions will be organized for students to learn, network, and grow with one another. All of these sessions are open to the public. Details of upcoming sessions are as follows:



Information & Case Competition session

Date: March 23, 2022 (Wed)

Time: 10:00p.m. (JST)

Zoom Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 870 3692 8600



Please refer to IOCC website at more competition details and regular updates.



Interested students should form into teams of 4 students and submit the online application at by 6:00p.m. on April 2, 2022 (Saturday)(GMT+9).



Disclaimer: The data collected through the online application is solely administered by the organizer. The School shall not be held liable in the case that disputes, loss or any other situations arise.