Case Competitions

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Energy Club sends student teams to participate in case competitions around the United States. The competitions provide excellent opportunities for students to refine their industry knowledge and presentation skills, in addition to networking with fellow MBAs and corporate sponsors. In 2017-2018, the Energy Club will run its first-ever internal case development program in order to better prepare students to excel in these competitions. If you are a current or prospective student hoping to learn more about the Energy Case Competition development program, please contact Joe Gadient .

In the past, UNC Kenan-Flagler has participated in the following competitions:

National Energy Finance Competition
Hosted by the University of Texas McCombs School of Business – Austin, TX

The National Energy Finance Competition occurs each fall. The competition has historically gathered teams from sixteen top business schools and teams are typically given about four days to prepare a deliverable for a case that involves energy project finance.

Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition
Hosted by the Duke MBA Energy Club – Durham, NC

Each fall the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition connects students, academia, and industry in pursuit of unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities with positive social and environmental impact. Fifteen interdisciplinary teams from universities across the nation compete to address real energy challenges affecting the developing world. UNC Kenan-Flagler was a finalist in the 2016 competition, focused on challenges facing the electric sector in Cuba.

Renewable Energy Case Competition
Hosted by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business – Ann Arbor, MI

The RECC is held in January at the Ross School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Student teams comprised of 5 members are typically given 4-7 days to prepare a deliverable for a business case that involving renewable energy. The competition is comprised of MBA student teams from twelve top business schools around the country.  UNC Kenan-Flagler placed 4th in the 2015 competition.

Get Involved

If you are a student and want to participate on a team, sign up for the UNC Kenan-Flagler Energy Club mailing list, and you will receive updates about how to apply to be on a team. If you are not on our mailing list, please send an email to

Case Competitions offer students the chance to tackle current business challenges and network with industry professionals.