The Global Case Competition brings students together to develop innovative, interdisciplinary solutions to complex global issues using local resources.
The Global Case Competition (GCC) at Washington State University began in spring 2011. It brings graduate and undergraduate students from all WSU campuses together to form multi-disciplinary teams. Each team is asked to develop a solution to an issue currently impacting a global community.
Teams of four to six students work together under a strict timeline to develop an innovative solution to the selected case. Judging the solution occurs in two stages. Each team submits a two-page written solution. Expert judges evaluate each solution and select the top five teams as finalists.
Each of the finalist teams presents a solution in a public forum. Judges will be present at the competition. They will have an opportunity to ask questions of each team before selecting a winner.
Why should I participate?
- Build your résumé with an internationally-related experience
- Gain valuable interdisciplinary teamwork experience
- Contribute to solving a complex global issue
- Win a scholarship and an opportunity to travel
- Be a Global Coug!
The competition is open to any WSU student currently enrolled in spring semester. Undergraduate and graduate students from all locations are welcome to apply.
Each competing team must have four to six members, including:
- Two undergraduate students and two graduate students
- International and domestic students
- Representation from at least two WSU colleges
- Representation from at least two WSU campuses
Registration is electronic. It is first-come, first-served. You can register either individually or as a complete team. Students registering as a complete team must complete the individual registration as well. All teams will receive the same challenge case.
Registration will remain open until 20 teams have been formed.
When you register as an individual, you will be assigned to a team composed of other individual registrants to meet the requirements of a team.
Registered individuals will be notified when a team is formed and will be assigned a temporary team captain. The team captain will be sent all important information to share with his/her team.
You may register a team of four to six students that meets the requirements. All team members must complete the individual registration in addition to the team registration. Your team will be asked to name a team captain. Once a team has been successfully registered, the team captain will be notified.
The 2017 Global Case Competition will be held in late October. Registration opens on September 5.
Participants in the Global Case Competition must follow a detailed set of rules providing the guidelines for team communication, faculty advisers, submission of solutions, and the final competition.
See the winning presentations of each Global Case Competition!