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2024 IMA Middle East Student Case Competition:

Embark on the IMA Student Case Competition, where your team is challenged to think analytically and strategically to solve a global business case. Prepare to excel in the case, compete and engage with brilliant minds, and get the chance to win exciting prizes!

How to get started:

1- Download the case: English Case - Arabic Case

2- Form a team of 3-5 members

3- Start your application and enter your team's details here

4- Once your presentation is ready, submit your solution before March 10, 2024

Rules and Regulations

General Rules

Please read all rules carefully. We have changed the submission procedures to streamline the process for participating schools and judges.

Each case competition entry will present a solution to this 2024 Student Case, which has been published in the August 2023 edition of Strategic Finance. To submit your solution to the case, please click here

Team Composition

  • Students across the Middle East, Africa, are eligible to enter this case competition.
  • Eligible students must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs
  •   (excluding doctoral candidates).
  • Students could be pursuing any major.
  • Team members may be from different academic programs but must all be from the same university/college.
  • No more than 50% of team members may be master’s degree candidates and no doctoral degree candidates may be part of the team.
  • Each team must appoint a team leader.
  • Each team must have a faculty advisor from the same university/college.
  • Although faculty members are encouraged to promote this competition on their campus, no faculty or other professional assistance is allowed in solving or presenting the case.
  • Each college/university are eligible to select multiple team(s) of three to five members.

Each entry must include:

  • Power Point presentation (not PDF) that contains your case analysis (no more than 40 slides).
  • Signed Ethics Statement of Compliance .
  • All presentations by each team must be uploaded on or before Sunday, March 10, 2024.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.

Finalist Selection Process

All case analysis submissions will undergo a preliminary evaluation by senior IMA members who are all CMA-certified and each submission will be evaluated twice. The top four teams from the Middle East/Africa region will be selected and notified by April 15, 2024. 

Regional Finals Date: May 1, 2024 

Awards and Prizes

Each team member and faculty advisor will receive a certificate of participation.

Each finalist will receive a CMA Scholarship. 

1st Prize

  • $5000 per team awarded by SOCPA & IMA.
  • Connection with a mentor in a local chapter.

2nd Prize

  • A $2500 per team awarded by SOCPA & IMA.
  • Connection with a mentor in a local chapter.

3rd Prize

  • $1500 per team awarded by SOCPA & IMA.
  • Connection with a mentor in a local chapter.

Terms and Conditions

  • PPT presentations must be no more than 40 slides.
  • PPT presentations can be submitted in English or Arabic. 
  • During the regional final event, finalists can present their case in English or Arabic. 
  • At its sole discretion, IMA reserves the right to reject or at any time to remove from the competition any presentation that it finds unsuitable for any reason.
  • All submitted presentations become the property of IMA and may be used for promotional purposes by IMA.
  • PPT presentations must not contain any copyrighted material unless the team has secured the rights to the material. Presentations must be the entrant's original creation.
  • Presentations cannot contain any profanity, offensive language, nudity, or otherwise objectionable material, the determination of which is solely at the discretion of IMA. IMA is not responsible for any opinions contained in entrants' videos.
  • By entering this contest, teams agree to all rules concerning the contest that now exist or that IMA may publish in the future.
  • To maintain anonymity in the judging process, PPT should not show university name/logo, team name etc.

Rights

  • By entering the competition, participants agree and acknowledge that IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) becomes the owner of all presentations submitted and that IMA may use the submitted content for reproduction in IMA social media, events, news, or promotional material, whether in print, electronic, or other media, including the IMA website. By participating in the IMA Middle East Student Case Competition, all participants grant IMA the right to their names and submissions for such purposes. All contestants agree to sign any copyright transfer or permission document requested by IMA regarding this paragraph.
  • By entering this competition, you agree to hold IMA harmless from any liability that may accrue to IMA by virtue of the content of the presentation submitted by you to this contest.
  • By entering this contest, you agree to all rules concerning the contest that now exist or that IMA may publish in the future.
  • By entering this competition, you agree and acknowledge that you are undertaking participation in IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) events and activities as your own free and intentional act, and you are fully aware that possible physical injury might occur to you as a result of your participation in these events. You give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly and that you are able to participate in IMA events, and you do hereby assume responsibility for your own well-being.

Contact us:

For any queries concerning the 2024 IMA ME Student Case Competition, please contact: IMA Middle East/Africa: imamiddleeast@imanet.org   or +971 4 429 6017 and Jhade Roble, Jroble@imanet.org

 

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