A 12-day event co-organized by the Harvard GSAS Consulting Club (HGCC) and the Consulting Club at MIT (CCM), the Harvard / MIT Case Competition offers graduate students and postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to work in teams on a business case under the mentorship of consultants and industrialists. The case is a real-life business challenge posed by the senior management of a selected firm.

The Case Competition was an intense and realistic glimpse into the world of consulting, from managing relationships among team members to presenting before a real world client. It solidified my interest in business consulting.
— Cynthia W., Harvard

Our Mission

  • Deliver a world-class solution to business challenges faced by an industry leader

  • Promote teamwork among participants from diverse backgrounds

  • Provide a networking opportunity to connect aspiring consultants with leading firms

The Harvard / MIT Case Competition puts incredible brain power in the room.
— Dave Greenwald, Relay Technology Management


The participants are Harvard and MIT graduate students and postdocs from various disciplines. No prior business or case experience is necessary to participate; this is meant to be a fun learning experience. If you have ever considered a career in consulting, you should join this competition!


Judges & mentors

The judges and mentors are consultants from prominent firms that also serve as sponsoring event partners. As a sponsor, you will increase your brand recognition among Harvard and MIT students in this high-visibility event. As a judge and mentor, you will have the opportunity to evaluate the case-solving competency of the participants for positions in your firm.


The client is a carefully selected company that provides a business challenge which participants analyze, research, and resolve. As a client, you will have the opportunity to network with and hear from Harvard and MIT students and industry leaders as they endeavor to solve your business challenge.

The case competition is a great way to get first hand experience about what it is like to work through a real life problem in a team from start to finish. Whether you have practiced dozens of cases and are actively interviewing with consulting firms or don’t even really know what consulting is all about, you will benefit from the experience.
— Jennifer F., MIT