What and When

What and When

Plekhanov Case Contest Team is glad to welcome you to take part in Plekhanov Case Contest.

It will offer you:

  • A clear structure (the basics from Harvard Business School format);
  • Available for undergraduate students of all universities and business schools;
  • Managed by a team of undergraduate students of IBS-Plekhanov (interaction with candidate teams, registration, event management at all stages);
  • A balanced panel of professional external assessors (1-2 from the Big 4, 1-2 from a major FMCG, 1-2 experts on language quality – Cambridge English Language Assessment, 1-2 soft skills experts from Macmillan);
  • The stages of the contest are face-to-face, on the university premises, all the information for the analysis is sent to competing teams on the day of the contest;
  • Both relevant and irrelevant information is sent to be selected, processed and analyzed;
  • Only 90 minutes to receive the info and present it in a 4 minutes presentation;
  • Fast feedback from employers.


Case Contest 2016 has been launched.

  • Quarter finals (faculty rounds): 29 February to 12 March, to choose the best 3 teams of each faculty;
  • IBS-Plekhanov Round (quarter final) - on Thursday 03 March at 17:20 in room 103(3);
  • Semi finals (university rounds): from 14 March to 05 April;
  • Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Round (semi-final): on Thursday 17 March at 17:20 in room 103(3);
  • Inter-university Round - The Final: on Thursday 21 April at 17:20 in room 103(3).
If a faculty and/or a university chooses not to run its quarter-final and semi-final, then it it needs to send Case Contest coordinators a message about it to plekhanov.casecompetition@gmail.com and the first 3 teams will be registered on a "first come, first served" basis.
Teams of 3 students of the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of any undergraduate programme are admitted.