- The case may not be shared or distributed to anyone outside of the competition at any time. A confidentiality agreement must be signed by all participating students.
- Teams will have a specified time period to work on the case – typically two weeks.
- Each team will receive a printed and electronic copy of the Case Competition Guide, which will include the actual case study.
- Students may not receive help from any professors or faculty members. All work presented must be the work of solely the participating team members.
- Only invited guests, competition judges and staff may attend student presentations.
- Teams interested in participating must complete the official online registration process.
- A maximum of twelve teams per school may participate.
- The competition is open to undergraduate students currently attending Howard University, The University of Miami, and The University of Arkansas. (Graduate students from these schools may apply to participate, but teams may have no more than one grad student per team.)
- It is highly recommended that teams are made up of a variety of majors.
- Teams should be made up of four to six students.
- Each team should select a team name. Teams who do not select a name will have one assigned by Nielsen.
- Only four teams members need to present. All team members should be available to answer questions from the panel following the presentation.
- One student from each team should be designated by the team as the captain.
Team Captain Responsibilities
- Ensuring proper registration of their team.
- Attending the case kick-off session. If the team captain is not able to attend, he/she may appoint another member of the team as the designee.
- Relaying all communications to/from the student team and Nielsen.
- Submitting team questions during the case working period.
- Ensuring team has confidentiality agreements signed prior to Case Kickoff.
- Ensuring the team has a working laptop and "clicker" for competition day.
- Team captains must sign up for presentation time slots. Presentation order will be assigned during the Case Kickoff session. Captains should be aware of any scheduling conflicts from their team members before signing up.