RSM STAR Case Club

CASE CLUB MEMBER APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

Our mission is to provide consultancy training to top RSM students and win international case competitions.

We train our ambitious members to become expert case solvers through working with leading consultancies, industry professionals, and academic professors. The best of our members are also selected to compete against other world-leading business schools in international case competitions.

At the same time, we organize a prestigious home competition with sixteen top business school teams: The RSM STAR Case Competition (RSMCC). If you are an RSM student and are interested in becoming a member of the Case Club, read this page for more information. Applications are now open until September 20th!

An Introduction

What do we do?

Our mission is to provide consultancy training to top RSM students and win international case competitions.
The RSM STAR Case Club, previously known as RSM STAR Case Society and Case Competition, is an association attempting to apply academic theory students learn in a practical way through solving real-life business cases. These cases are documents written by company professionals that detail a problem that a certain public organization or private company is encountering. The topics covered range from finance to corporate social responsibility (CSR), and from marketing to digital innovation. Cases are typically solved in teams of 4 students, in a timeframe ranging from 3 to 28 hours, and are presented to and judged by a panel of academic staff, consultants and industry professionals. To train our members and prepare them for international case competitions, we host trainings, workshops and case-days throughout the year.

Additionally, the Case Club organizes our home case competition: the RSM STAR Case Competition. This is a unique opportunity for sixteen teams from top business schools worldwide to compete with each other by presenting their solutions to real-life business cases.

Why do we do it?

We pride ourselves in helping the applicable development of our ambitious members. The most capable of us are sent abroad, mostly funded by the university, to represent the Rotterdam School of Management internationally which is a huge source of personal and collective pride. Winners of these case competitions often get internships or job offers, and at the very least make some extremely valuable connections! Overall, we want to guide you to reach your full potential professionally, academically, and socially.

Although our society is competitive and academically oriented, our fellow student members are at the heart of the association. Getting along with each other is critical to our collective development, since we cannot build off one another when we are in conflict. Remembering this, we often end our case days with a couple of beers.

Past Competitions

We have attended 50+ case competitions within the last 10 years at prestigious business schools all over the world. Please see HistoryRSM teams participating for a general overview of all competitions attended. Prior to COVID-19,  our most recent case competitions and achievements include:

IE BBA Business Challenge 2020 *Winner of Competition*
Madrid, Spain – February 2020
Participating Team: Alexander Rasche, Maximilian Meisel, Vincent Jahn, Malte Gocha


Heavener International Case Competition 2020
Florida, United States – February 2020
Participating Team: Djovan Hendriks, William Buttler, Nick Wilkening, Adrian Sommerkamp


John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition 2020
Montreal, Canada – February 2020
Participating Team: Chloe Fleury, Saleh Dadkhahipour, Yannik Peled, Florian Dohmen


Central European Case Competition (Online) 2020 *Winner of Short Case*
Budapest, Hungary – April 2020
Participating Team: Moritz Kolarik, Kate Kapusniak, Chloe Fleury, Djovan Hendriks


See more past competitions

RSM STAR Case Competition (Online) 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands – April 2020
Participating Team: Moritz Kolarik, Kate Kapusniak, Chloe Fleury, Djovan Hendriks


CBS Case Competition 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark – February 2020
Participating Team: Janna Langerbeins, Ayelen de Wit, Felix Bracht, Karim Taher


UW Global Business Case Competition 2019
Seattle, USA – April 2019
Participating Team: Jona Duken, Olivier Van Dijk, Artus Assmann & Elisa Vlajcic


Belgrade Business International Case Competition 2019
Belgrade, Serbia – April 2019
Participating Team: Conrad Schoo, Saleh Dadkhahipour, Lennart Falkenberg & Alexandre Viana


SICC 2019
London, Canada – March 2019
Participating Team: Ron Koppers, Philip Klein, Assel Zhumatayeva & William Butler


Marshall International Case Competition 2019
Los Angeles, California – February 2019
Participating Team: Conrad Schoo, Nick Wilkening, Thomas Rytter & Florian Dohmen


IE BBA Case Competition 2019
Madrid and Segovia, Spain – February 2019
Participating (Winning) Team: Saleh Dadkhahipour, Chloe Fleury, Luca La Porta & Mate Pocs


Münster Case Challenge 2018
Münster, Germany – November 2018
Participating Team: Saleh Dadkhahipour, Elisa Vlajcic, James Persee & Florian Dohmen


TUBC 2018
Bangkok, Thailand – October 2018
Participating Team: Lennart Falkenberg, Gloria Marin, Hanna van Velzen & Alexandre Viana


CIBCC 2018
Chiang Mai, Thailand – May 2018
Participating Team: Hanna van Velzen, Stef Koedijk, Conrad Schoo & Henry Koopman


The Peak Time  2018
Riga, Latvia – April 2018
Participating (Winning) Team: Ron Koppers, Gloria Marin, Benedikt Jurges & Octavio Mota


RSM STAR Case Competition 2018
Rotterdam, Netherlands – April 2018
Participating Team: Simon Måtar, Alexandre Viana, Assel Zhumatayeva & Johann Eversley


SICC 2018
Ivey Business School, Canada – March 2018
Participating Team: Adam Moth, Julia Janse, Lennart Falkenberg & Patricia Adan


IIBD 2017
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong – October 2017
Participating (Winning) Team: Adam Moth, Basile Rohrlich, Ben Reinitzer & Simon Måtar


RICC 2017
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands – November 2018
Participating Team: Hanna van Velzen, Jona Duken, Julia Janse & Stella Behrmann


GBCC 2017
Seattle Foster School of Business, The United States – April 2017
Participating Team: Alex Teteryatnikov, Celine Ver, Pier Coppola & Tobias Seemann


Global Case Competition Harvard 2017
Harvard Business School, The United States – April 2017
Participating Team: Jesse Van Os, Elena Liu, Andy Alikberov, Anastasia Tupitsyna & Lorenzo Pimpinella


SICC 2017
Ivey Business School, Canada – March 2017
Participating Team: Sasha Tomalak, Letty Huang, Benedikt Jurges & Octavio Mota


Asian Business Case Competition 2016
Singapore, Singapore – August 2016
Participating Team: Marco Barbato, Sara Mobarhani, Shourya Rane & Julia Jäger


The Peak Time  2016
Riga, Latvia – April 2016
Participating Team: Gustavs Upmanis, Elena Liu, Letty Huang & Anastasia Tupitsyna


CBS Case Competition 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark – February 2016
Participating Team: Lukas Pfaffernoschke, Sem de Koning, Benjamin Witting & Žygimantas Krupskis


CIBCC 2015 – Chulalongkorn International Business Case Competition
Koh Samui, Thailand – May 2015
Participating Team: Julian Pickartz, Alexander Smits van Oyen, Kimberly van Tongeren & Oskar Ziegler


RSM STAR Case Competition 2015
Rotterdam, the Netherlands – April 2015
Participating Team: Marc Glawogger, Alicia Kortenoever, Julian Pickartz & Alexander Boyko


CBS Case Competition 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark – February 2015
Participating Team: Dennis Coppens, Alexander Smits van Oyen, André Feldhuis & Oskar Ziegler


Queen’s Case Competition 2015
Kingston, Canada – January 2015
Participating Team: Yenal Ersen & Sem de Koning


CIBCC 2014 – Chulalongkorn International Business Case Competition
Chiang Mai, Thailand – May 2014
Participating (Winning) Team: Nathalie Lidman, Carsten Paßlick, Sebastiaan Scholtes & Jan Wallner

RSM STAR Case Competition

The RSM STAR Case Club board also organizes our home competition: the RSM STAR Case Competition. The RSMCC is a unique opportunity for sixteen teams from top business schools worldwide to compete with each other by presenting their solutions to real-life business cases. Each university is represented by a team of four talented undergraduate students.

For more info on the RSMSTARCC, please click here.

For Members

The RSM STAR Case Club recruits and develops ambitious RSM students to become professional case solvers and consult corporate partners. Working with leading consultancies and professors, we host bi-weekly case-solving contests that prepare our members to compete at international case competitions.

For our members, we provide a two-month case-solving curriculum complemented with invaluable experience from consultants and industry experts (see infographic on the right).

If you are interested in joining the RSM STAR Case Club, keep an eye out for our biannual application periods. Our main application period is held in September, followed by a small-scale application round in January.

Stay tuned via our Facebook page here and our LinkedIn page here!

Applications are now open until September 20th. Apply here

For Companies

The RSM STAR Case Club attempts to marry academic theory and practical exercise by training its members to become expert case solvers and at the same time organize our own prestigious case competition (RSMCC). In order to do so, we partner with high-profile companies to educate our members through gaining a real-life insight.

As a partner of the RSM STAR Case Club you have the opportunity to expose your brand and get in contact with RSM’s most ambitious business students. You can do this by training our members, judging case days, and forming part of our internal case competitions.

Additionally, you can partake in the RSM STAR Case Competition (RSMCC), which the RSM STAR Case Club organizes. This large event is a great opportunity for your company to obtain solutions to corporate problems you might be facing. These solutions are developed by 16 different teams from the best business universities worldwide.

Please reach out to commercial.casecompetition@rsmstar.nl or commercial.caseclub@rsmstar.nl for more information

FAQ

In this section we answer the most frequently asked questions. Is your question not here? Reach out, we are happy to help you!

What is case solving?
Good question!

Cases are documents written by professors or company professionals that detail a problem that a certain public organization or private company is encountering. The topics we address in our case-solving days, and are exposed to in competitions, range from finance to corporate social responsibility (CSR), and from marketing to digital innovation. Cases are typically solved in teams of 4 students, in a limited amount of time, and are presented to and judged by a panel of academic staff, consultants and industry professionals.

How can I become a Case Club member?
Are you looking for a true extracurricular challenge? Then you should be applying to become a member of the RSM STAR Case Club.

With training from celebrated professors and professionals from real consulting companies, the RSM STAR Case Club provides insight, practical experience, and develops holistic thinking skills not learned in the classroom. We are looking for the best and brightest minds to join our team of dedicated case-solvers. If you can demonstrate an aptitude for academic excellence (GPA > 7.5), and a strong interest in case solving, then we encourage you to apply!

The new recruitment period opens September 1st!

What are the differences between the three entities; Incoming Committee, Outgoing Committee and Executive Board?
As the previously known Case Society and Case Competition are now merged into the Case Club, the new board is now larger and includes three different sections. Firstly, the incoming committee focuses on organizing the home competition: RSM STAR Case Competition. Secondly, the outgoing committee focuses on training/developing our case solvers, and preparing our members to compete abroad. Thirdly, the Executive Board oversees both the incoming and outgoing committee.

 

Contact

You can always contact us with any further questions you may have.

Please get in touch with us through one of the following ways:

Email: caseclub@rsmstar.nl

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rsmstarcaseclub

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rsm-star-case-club

RSM STAR Case Club Board of 2020-2021:

Member Board Position
Adrian Sommerkamp Executive Board Chairman
Thomas Wilmink Executive Board Treasurer
Ayelen de Wit Executive Board Marketing & Recruitment
Femke van den Berg Incoming Committee Commercial
Luuk Pessers Incoming Committee Commercial
Joosje Kuijpers Incoming Committee Events & Communication
Nargiz Najaf Incoming Committee Program & Buddies
Janna Langerbeins Outgoing Committee Commercial
Djovan Hendriks Outgoing Committee Competition Manager
Karim Taher Outgoing Committee Events
Moritz Kolarik Outgoing Committee Training & Development

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