APU International Online Case Competition
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.
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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87036928600
Meeting ID: 870 3692 8600
Please refer to IOCC website at http://iocc-apu.com/for more competition details and regular updates.
Interested students should form into teams of 4 students and submit the online application at https://forms.gle/Bb4EYrr7YzNk8ewb6 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.