Champions Trophy

The Champions Trophy is a case competition held at the University of Auckland Business School featuring winners from international case competitions, as well as consistent performing universities in these competitions.

About the Champions Trophy case competition

The inaugural Champions Trophy was held in 2008. The event sees teams from 12 internationally-renowned universities being asked to read a business case, identify key issues, develop a strategy and prepare a presentation, all in the space of five hours. The teams then present their plan to a panel of industry experts.

Competition details

The 2015 University of Auckland team.

The next Champions Trophy competition will be held at the University of Auckland Business School, from 29 January to 05 Febuary 2017.

You can find more information about participating teams, competition format, rules and results at the Champions Trophy website.

We pride ourselves on hosting a world-class case competition with a distinct Kiwi-twist.

Past winners

2016 results

Winner: McGill University (Canada)


  • 2nd:           The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Joint 3rd:    University of Auckland (NZ) & Singapore Management University
  • 5th:            Chinese University of Hong Kong

People's Choice award

The People's Choice award is voted on by participants and advisers who are not in the final round. It is an opportunity for the audience to vote for the team that they felt gave the best presentation on the day.

The People's Choice award for 2016 went to The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Read more about our past winners

International case competition results

International case competitions bring together top students from around the world to compete with other teams as they analyse a challenging business case study and develop a business recommendation.

The real-world case studies are designed to highlight the strategic challenges and managerial dilemmas faced by global business leaders working in a fast-paced environment. Students also get the chance to network with their peers from around the world, build cross-cultural relationships and experience international cities.

We have compiled a list of results from past international case competitions:

Contact us

Brendon Potter
Student Development and Engagement Manager
University of Auckland Business School
Phone: +64 9 923 2537

Olivia Flack
Student Development Adviser
University of Auckland Business School
Phone: +64 9 923 8233