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Competition dates: March 26-31, 2017
* Note: Travel to championship round requires 1-2 day availability before and after the competition dates
Recruiting begins: November
Location: Pamplona, Spain
Coach: Professor Robert Riordan

Sprott’s 2017 Universidad de Navarra International Case Competition was:

  • James Dalton
  • Emily Dalphy
  • Peter Gott
  • Kyle Taylor

This week-long competition, hosted by the Universidad de Navarra‘s Faculty of Business and Economics, became an annual event starting in 2013. UNICC is modeled on the world’s best case competitions, and attracts participants from top business schools from across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Each university is permitted to enter a single team of four, and is assigned to a division of four teams each.  Teams then square off head-to-head against division rivals following two 3-hour case resolutions. These opening round matches take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, all teams prepare a 24-hour case, presenting their solutions on Friday morning and competing within their division. Scores from the 3-hour cases and the 24-hour case are then combined, with the top team in each division advancing to the final round – a repeat presentation of their solution to the 24-hour case – on Friday afternoon.

Beyond the competition, UNICC offers an opportunity to experience one of the most spectacular and culturally rich regions of Spain, and establish long term relationships with business students from across the globe.

For general information about the competition, visit the UNICC website.

Eligibility:

UNICC is open to all 3rd and 4th year business students, with some special consideration given to individuals with international experience. NOTE: As with all case competitions, participants must either be enrolled in BUSI 3800 (Fall term) or have previously completed the course.

Recruiting & Training Schedule:

The UNICC team is selected in November. Weekly training sessions and practices take place in December, January and February to prepare for competition.

Past Accomplishments:

At the 2013 UNICC competition, Sprott’s team of Stephanie Ade, Rhea Higginson, Chris Sauve, and Victoria Barrio Olivas, earned the silver medal.