Selection Criteria and Contact Information

Selection Criteria
Our philosophy is to maintain the international element of the competition.  Since 2010, we have invited more international universities to participate in the MICC than domestic schools (20 out of 30 participating schools are international institutions).  The schools that participate are invited to send teams, not individuals, to the competition. Each school will field a team of four undergraduate students to compete against other teams in the competition.

Although our goal is a global roster, we will never sacrifice the quality of the institutions invited just to meet a specific quota. Ultimately, quality is our main objective. Effective 2010, we utilized a new participant selection model and students from the MICC executive board make up our selection committee.   They consider a school’s ranking (according to major publications), their past performance on the case competition “circuit” as well has how the students and advisor(s) interact at other competitions.

Effective for the 2013 MICC, schools will need to “apply” to be considered for participation (Note:  Staff/ Faculty will need to complete the applications).  The application link was sent to past participants and schools who indicated an interest after the deadline for the 2012 MICC.  The application will be due on June 24th.

The first round of invitations will be sent in early July.  Also effective for the 2013 MICC, all schools will be charged a $250 non refundable registration fee to participate.   We continue to invite schools from our waitlist until we fill our roster by late September.

For more information regarding the 2013 MICC or if you are interested in being considered for participation for the 2014 event, please contact:

Sean O’Connell
Marshall School of Business Undergraduate Programs
University of Southern California
Tel: 213-740-1206

Guillermina Molina
Marshall School of Business Undergraduate Programs
University of Southern California
Tel: 213-740-5705