Case Competitions

Nespresso Challenge

Aspen Institute: Business and Society International MBA Case Competition

The Aspen Institutes' Business and Society International MBA Case Competition is an opportunity for students from 25 business programs worldwide to reflect on the significant influence - and potential for good - that a well-managed business can have in society. With a prize pool of approximately $35,000 - unmatched in the MBA case competition circuit - Aspen's program aims to communicate that social, environmental and ethical issues are not at the periphery of business; indeed, they are central to business growth in the 21st century.
NYU Stern is proud to be participating in the Case Competition this year, and will send one top entry (a written response to the case selected through an internal competition) to the Aspen Institute​, to further compete with entries from 25 other schools​. The case study will require innovative thinking at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social and environmental impacts. As a student participant, you will step into a real-life, time-sensitive scenario demanding integrative decision-making — not unlike the challenges that you and your teammates will face as the next generation of business leadership.

To register for the on-campus first round, enter your team of 3 or 4 students here:
Other details can be found in the attached document (For queries, email

NYU Reynolds/D-Prize Social Venture Competition

A competition to develop and support students' efforts to scale sustainable, proven poverty solutions around the world.
  • February 6, 2017: Global Webinar 2
  • February 9, 2017: Global Webinar 3
  • February 15, 2017: Global Webinar 4
  • February 19, 2017: First Round Submissions Deadline
  • April 2, 2017: Second Round Submission Deadline
  • April 19, 2017: Final Round Team Interviews

For more information, click here.

Past Case Competitions:

2017 Nespresso Sustainability Challenge

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business is looking for one team of MBA students from NYU Stern to participate in the 2017 Nespresso Sustainability Challenge alongside MBA schools internationally.February 6, 2017. For more information, visit