The Case Programme

The Case Programme is a highly prestigious programme that takes students around the globe on business case competitions.

Development Squad (DEVO)


To become a Case Programme member students must be accepted into, and successfully complete, the Development Squad Programme (DEVO). DEVO is a five-week training programme focused on personal development, analysing business cases and building pracitical business knowledge. It is aimed at preparing students for the Case Programme, where they will represent the University of Auckland in national and international case competitions. It is also aimed at supporting students in obtaining their career goals.

To be considered for DEVO, a student must be a paid member of the Management Consulting Club (MCC) and also compete in one of the following competitions:

Semester one/inter-semester

  • Deloitte Open Case Competiton
  • Deloitte First Years' Case Competition
  • Engineering Competiton
Semester two
  • Deloitte Open Case Competition
  • Deloitte First Timers' Case Competition 
  • Scienece and Innovation Competition
  • Property Case Competition
After competing in one of the pre-requisite competitions, a student may apply for DEVO by submitting a completed application form and academic transcript. Application forms will be distributed by MCC to those who have met the prerequisites. Please note that spaces are limited so entry is highly competitive.
NB: DEVO is run three times a year: semester one, inter-semester and semester two.

The Case Programme


HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition June 2015
First place: HSBC/HKU Asia pacific Business Case Competition 2015

Upon successful completion of DEVO, students will have the opportunity to particpate in national level competitons. If successful, they will have the opportunity to progress through to trans-tasman and finally international level competitions.

The Case Programme not only gives students the opportunity to travel the world, it also gives them an important competitive edge when seeking graduate employment. Many of our squad alumni are now in top consulting firms, multi-national corporations and investment banks wordwide. 

Champions Trophy


Champions Trophy is the University of Auckland's prestigious annual case competition that sees 12 teams from internationally renowned universities compete by solving business cases to identify key issues, develop strategies and present their ideas to a panel of industry experts. Visit the Champions Trophy website to find out more.

Contact us


Brendon Potter
Student Development and Engagement Manager
University of Auckland Business School
Phone: +64 9 923 2537
Email: b.potter@auckland.ac.nz

Olivia Flack
Student Development Adviser
University of Auckland Business School
Phone: +64 9 923 8233
Email: o.flack@auckland.ac.nz