KPMG’s International Case Competition (KICC) is a chance to experience the fast-paced world of casework, meet new people and travel to places you may never have been before.
If you get to the top of our national case competition, you’ll find yourself on your way to São Paulo, Brazil on an all-expenses-paid trip to the international final. There, you’ll have the chance to network with your peers from around the world as you compete for the global title.
KICC gives you and three teammates the chance to work on tough business problems. You'll be given 3 hours to solve a challenge that mirrors the sort of work our teams do here at KPMG.
It will test your ability to work with real problems and come up with interesting solutions. It’s also a unique platform to showcase agile thinking and prove you’re ready to embark on a successful career.
All team members must be current university students (undergraduate or postgraduate). You don’t need to be studying a particular subject to take part, but you do need:
- an interest in business
- strong leadership and task management skills
- composure under pressure
- the ability to absorb a range of information quickly, think through ideas and present solutions
- all team members to be able to attend both days of the competition in February (if selected for the state heats)
- Australian or New Zealand Citizenship or hold Australian Permanent Residency.
Most of all, you must be prepared to challenge your own thinking and to encourage others to be their best. It takes flexibility and teamwork to come up with business solutions that are truly innovative and refreshing.
The challenge we’ll give you will be based on a realistic business scenario. We’ll give each team a detailed case study to consider, analyse and prepare a presentation that will impress the judges.
You’ll present your ideas to a panel of KPMG professionals, who will listen to your presentation in the way they would listen to a presentation from colleagues; and they’ll expect you to deliver at that level, too. You'll need to be ready to answer some challenging questions.
Do well, advance through the next round of the competition and you could make it to São Paulo, Brazil!
A team of four students must submit one application form. You will need to have contact and university details ready for all team members.
Your team will also need to answer these questions:
- Why have you applied to participate in KICC?
- What skills does each team member bring to KICC?
- What does the KPMG difference of 'Live. Learn. Discover. Achieve' mean to your team?
Remember, competition is going to be stiff so think carefully about your team’s responses!
If your team’s application is successful, you'll be invited to one of our state heats in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
The state heats will take place over 2 days in February. Day one will be devoted to training on how KPMG goes about business case analysis. On day two your team will be given a realistic business scenario to analyse and prepare a presentation for the judges.
Winning teams from each heat will then be selected to participate in our national final.
2 September 2013
13 December 2013, 5:00pm
NSW – 4 and 5 February 2014
VIC – 5 and 6 February 2014
WA – 5 and 6 February 2014
ACT – 11 and 12 February 2014
QLD – 11 and 12 February 2014
February 2014 (exact date TBC)
Check out our Global website for more information, including frequently asked questions.