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Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition
January 25, 2020

It is the biggest business school case competition with the longest history in the healthcare space, sponsored in recent years by the biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, that brings together MBA-student teams from business schools nationwide.

The 2020 Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Case Competition will be held on January 25, 2020. Teams are invited to apply! Top prize is $5,000.

Now in its 17th year, the event is the world’s leading healthcare case competition. It brings together teams from around the world to tackle a challenging healthcare case. In 2019, for example, more than sixty teams applied and teams from ten different schools were invited to attend: Harvard, Texas McCombs, CEIBS, Kellogg, SDA Bocconi, UCLA Anderson, Johns Hopkins Carey, Chicago Booth, UCLA Anderson and Berkeley Haas.

The event is held at the Kellogg Global Hub in Evanston, near Chicago. It begins with an informal kick-off dinner Friday evening. The competition is on Saturday, with a debrief presentation and dinner Saturday evening. Participants can attend the Kellogg Business of Healthcare Conference on Saturday.
Top prize is $5,000. Second prize is $2,000 and third prize is $1,000.
The competition is sponsored by Astellas, and judged by healthcare industry executives.

To apply, teams should submit an application December 6. Invitations will be extended by December 13. Each team should have between 3 and 5 graduate students, with at least two students from MBA programs. Full-time, part-time and executive MBA students are all invited.

A team from Johns Hopkins won the 2019 event, with teams from Kellogg and Wharton winning in 2018 and 2017.