RSM STAR
Case Competition

The RSM STAR Case Competition is a unique opportunity for sixteen teams from top business schools worldwide to compete with each other by presenting their solutions for real-life business cases. Along with boosting their professional skills, participants also receive an incredible opportunity to discover Rotterdam, a multinational industrial centre of the Netherlands, and familiarize themselves with the rich Dutch culture.

What is the RSM STAR Case Competition?

The tenth edition of the RSM STAR Case Competition in Rotterdam will take place from April 17th until April 24th, 2024. This year, the RSM STAR’s Case Competition will welcome 16 top-level business teams of four students. During the case competition two real-life business cases are to be solved. The competition will have a format with one 12-hour, and one 24-hour case. In addition, several social activities and multiple academic events will be organized to stimulate cross-cultural interactions.

This year, the RSMCC is organized by the board of the RSM STAR Case Club. For more information on the Case Club visit their website here.

Why Rotterdam?

Rotterdam is one of the most international hubs you may find on earth. Hosting Europe’s largest port, the city has always being involved in trade and dealt with people from any corner of the world. Today, Rotterdam shapes the future to a large international community of students that mingles with the open Dutch culture.

Rotterdam School of Management takes a leading perspective in this mission, being the country’s top business School. During the competition, participants will have the opportunity to experience the RSM passion on business and being immersed in Rotterdam’s cosmopolitan landscape. The one-week event will also include a in-house day and sightseeing tours.  

Partners for 2023

Heineken

We Brew the Joy of True Togetherness to inspire a better world.
We ignite the moments that bring us together, create bonds
and are unforgettable. They help make the world a little better…
One day, one beer, one cheers at a time!

Heineken

Coca-Cola

Since its birth at a soda fountain in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, in 1886, Coca-Cola has been a catalyst for social interaction and inspired innovation.

Coca-Cola

Theme 2023: Uniting ambition

To stay ahead of competition and stay relevant in today’s ever-changing society, coming up with and implementing innovative solutions is key to achieving sustainable growth. Additionally, as we enter a period where we must learn how to live and operate in (post-)pandemic circumstances, it is of great importance to look beyond the current way of doing and think of new ideas to bring businesses into the future, with our renewed realities. The RSM STAR Case Competition challenges the most talented business students to present their best and most innovative solutions to our Case Partners by uniting ambitious talents coming from 11 different countries.

We are proud to announce that the RSM STAR Case Competition 2023 is Uniting Ambition.

Participants 2023

Every year we invite universities from the RSM’s top-ranked network of partner business schools to compete in our Case Competition. Achievements in past case competitions, an outstanding case-solving reputation, as well as equal geographical dispersion are criteria taken into account when selecting applicants. 

This year the RSM STAR Case Competition is looking forward to welcome 16 participating teams to Rotterdam!

 

 

Programme for RSMCC 2023

All teams will arrived in The Netherlands on April 19th 2023. From Schipol Airport, they travelled over to Rotterdam Centraal, where their buddy was awaiting them in order to settle into Rotterdam.

After arrival day, the competition began! These were 7 action packed days, ensuring all participants had an amazing experience. With activities ranging from academic sessions, to social events and career dinners, everyone returned home with a week they will never forget.

Format and Rules 2023

Useful links

LinkedIn

Preparing for and during the RSM STAR Case Competition 2024, we will be posting updates on our new LinkedIn page. Follow to stay tuned!

LinkedIn

WhatsApp Support

For all questions regarding the RSM STAR Case Competition 2024, you can contact us via WhatsApp. Our Communications & Buddies Manager Maya Boudier will be happy to answer any of your questions.

WhatsApp Number

Case Competition Committee 2023

RSM STAR Case Competition 2021

Take a look at our 2021 RSM STAR Case Competition!

You can watch our Opening Ceremony back here

You can watch our Speakers event back here

You can watch our Closing Ceremony back here

Former case partners

Over the past year, a lot of interesting cases have been solved already. Former case partners include:

  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Heineken
  • Port of Rotterdam
  • Nike
  • BP – Target Neutral
  • Schiphol Group
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Aon
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Boskalis
  • Vebego
  • Lyreco
  • NederlandSchoon
  • Hago Airport Services
  • Brownies&Downies
  • Docubird
  • Fairphone
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam

Case Partners 2021

Coca Cola European Partners

Coca-Cola European Partners is the most well-known product in the world as well as the most-selling soft drink in history. Coca-Cola offers consumers world-leading brands of quality drinks and is one of the largest FMCG sectors in Europe’s most significant markets.

Coca Cola European Partners

Docubird

Docubird is one of the most promising start-ups in Europe. Docubird is the best Microsoft 365 add-in for smart document management directly from Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It easily and quickly stores, retrieves, edits or shares documents in SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams. Docubird also provides GDPR compliance support.

Docubird

Case Partners 2020

Coca Cola European Partners

Coca-Cola is the most well-known product in the world as well as the most-selling soft drink in history. Coca-Cola European Partners offers consumers the world’s leading brands of quality drinks while being a leader in one of the largest FMCG sectors in Europe’s most significant markets.

Coca Cola European Partners

Royal Philips

Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

Royal Philips

Case partners 2019

Lyreco

Lyreco is a worldwide distributor of office supplies and workplace products. They are leading in their branche when it comes to CSR. The next challenge: closing the loop by creating a circular economy in which cradle-to-cradle becomes the new standard.

Lyreco

Vebego

Vebego consists of more than 100 companies, each with it’s own knowledge and expertise. The companies are specialized in cleaning, care and facility services. Together they ensure that more than a million workplaces, including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, are and remain clean and safe.

Vebego

Boskalis

Boskalis is a leading global dredging and offshore contractor and maritime services provider. They offer a unique combination of experts, vessels and activities. With origins in the Netherlands, they have been operating for over 100 years. Today they create new horizons for stakeholders in the ports, offshore energy, maritime and inland infrastructure markets.

Boskalis

Case partners 2018

Hago Airport Services

Amsterdam Airport Schipol employs several cleaning companies of which Hago is responsible for keeping the terminal clean behind the security gates.

Hago Airport Services

NederlandSchoon

The Dutch NGO, NederlandSchoon aims at keeping the environment litter-free in their home country by trying to reach the public and get their message through about their goals.

NederlandSchoon

Coca-Cola European Partners

Coca-Cola is the most well-known product in the world as well as the most-selling soft drink in history. Coca-Cola European Partners offers consumers the world’s leading brands of quality drinks while being a leader in one of the largest FMCG sectors in Europe’s most significant markets.

Coca-Cola European Partners