Prize details

Wellington School of Business and Government Offshore Case Competition


$3,000 per student for up to four students per offshore competition. A reduced prize may be awarded to enable more offshore competitions to be attended.

Closing date:


Selection is based on the performance of teams and individuals. This is evaluated throughout the year by panels of judges in local and SDS case competitions. It is also evaluated by judges of the Marketing Brand and Stock Valuation Challenges. Selection is also based on student service activities such as organising competitions, mentoring high school and VBC participants, and engaging with judges.


For some years Wellington School of Business and Government has supported student case competitions. Each year three or four competitions are held internally. The best performing students subsequently compete in national competitions, and an international competition held in Queenstown.

Students develop collaborative, analytical and presentation skills under intense time pressure. The judges are often the same senior members of organisations (including Deloitte, IBM, KPMG, ExportNZ, State Services Commission, and Treasury) with responsibility for hiring our graduates.

Case competitions in New Zealand are conducted under the auspices of the Student Development Society (SDS) and student-run clubs. Auckland and Otago universities have large clubs and compete in many offshore competitions. Victoria has the student-run Victoria Business Consulting (VBC) club but has yet to compete offshore.

Wellington School of Business and Government would like to support teams to attend offshore competitions by providing prizes to the top students which will contribute towards the expenses incurred.

What conditions are attached to the acceptance of this award?

Each offshore team is required to produce a report summarizing their experience along with photos which will be used for publicity purposes.

Students are expected to engage with teams from other universities, including those that already partner with Victoria.


For more information about this award contact:

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
New Zealand

Phone: (04) 463 5113 or (04) 463 5557
Fax: (04) 463 6480