After the national finals are complete, the winning four students will be invited to attend the International Case Competition Finals that take place in São Paulo, Brazil on 1-4 April 2014. Teams are expected to arrive no later than Monday 31 March and to depart on Saturday 6 April.
Find out if your country is participating, and contact your local KPMG representative for details of how to participate in your country.
Teams can only compete in groups of four students. No exceptions are made for groups with more or fewer team members.
Formation of teams varies by each participating country, please contact your local local KPMG representative for more details.
To participate in KPMG's International Case Competition, you must compete as part of a nationally sponsored KPMG team. View the list of participating countries in the 2014 event.
Challenging cases on a variety of topics are reviewed. KPMG member firms provide many professional services to clients, and the cases analyzed at the international competition reflect this. What you can be sure of however is that you will have to integrate qualitative and quantitative analysis and formulate strategic recommendations. As for the sector or challenge itself? Teams at the international level should be ready for anything!
Each participating country runs their local competition a bit differently, please contact your local KPMG representative for more details.
There is no cost to participate in the international final. All travel costs to the finals in São Paulo are covered by KPMG.
Yes, only active students can participate in the KPMG International Case Competition. Your intended degree and field of study can vary, and we encourage students from all disciplines to participate in their local competitions.
The Australian team won the 2013 KICC event and was awarded a two-week training “Entrepreneurship” at Babson University in Boston, powered and fully covered by KPMG and Banco Santander. Details of this year’s prize will be announced shortly.
The international competition in São Paulo, Brazil takes place over four days:
- 1 April: Get to know KPMG, member firm leaders and recruiters and get to know the other participants, followed by a ‘’Meet the Judges’’ dinner.
- 2 April: Teams analyze and present one case to two separate judging panels. This is done in a staggered format and you are given time to modify and improve your suggestions before your second presentation. A group dinner is held in the evening to enjoy, relax and network.
- 3 April: All teams will compete in a second round of case analysis. You will analyze a different case and present back to separate judging panels. In the evening we will announce the 5 finalist teams.
- 4 April: The finalist teams analyze and present a new case to the entire judging panel and all non-finalist teams. The winning team is announced at a gala dinner reception that evening.
Yes, you can. However, if your team wins your national round and is eligible to travel to the international finals in São Paulo, Brazil, you are responsible for having the appropriate travel documents.
It is possible, but not guaranteed. This competition is treated as a separate event to any local member firm's official recruitment process.
KPMG will work with you to the extent possible to secure travel documents. As requirements for each country vary, please contact your local firm directly for more information.
This depends on local firm guidelines. For details on your local competition, please contact your local representative.