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Please note that the competition is for students in the Nordics.

Terms and conditions

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A team will be disqualified if it violates any of the rules enlisted below. If such incidence occurs, it cannot be revoked.

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CBS Finance Competition has the property rights of any material produced during the competition, i.e. photos, videos, presentations.

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Late submissions are not allowed and the presentation by the group has to be submitted before Sunday 23.59 CET, April 14th 2024. There are not allowed to be any modifications to the Power-Point after hand-in unless the team progresses to the Final where it will receive additional time to edit their slides.

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Presentations have to be submitted in English and using Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx files as well as pdf. The teams are, however, also allowed to use cue cards and / or notes during the presentations if needed.

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The presentation can contain no more than 15 slides (excl. front page and breakers), you may include a maximum of 15 appendix slides. The finalists will be allowed to create additional slides (max 5) before the final based on the feedback received during their semifinal.

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The case will describe the evaluation criteria.

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If the team reaches the Semi-Finals it will be assigned to one of three groups, where it will compete against two other teams in that Semi-Final.

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In the Semi-Finals, each team will present their solution to a panel of judges. The judges will select one team from each Semi-Final to qualify for the Final round. The Final will consist of three teams, where a panel of judges will select the winner of CBS Finance Competition.

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In the Semi-Finals, each presentation will consist of a 15-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. In the Final, each presentation will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. The Q&A will consist of questions from the judges. Both during the presentation and the Q&A, the teams will be notified when five minutes and one minute remains.

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The teams will not be allowed to watch any of the other teams’ presentations during the Semi-Finals.

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The Finalists will not be allowed to watch any of the other Finalists’ presentations prior to their own presentation in the Final.

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Participants have to bring their own computers.

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Participating teams are allowed to use all Internet resources including the online resources accessible through the CBS Library in order to research and prepare their case solution. In addition, the teams will have access to a financial databases, namely Valu8, during the case solving. Passwords and usernames for these databases will be provided during the case week.