Learning with Cases

Past Events

Join the new series of workshops, here is what you get:
  • Concepts & tools which will help you in case and problem solving
  • Instantly applicable knowledge on competing from an ex-competitor & advisor
  • Examples through real-life business cases
  • A chance to explore topics shaping businesses nowadays
  • Materials which are also useful in your future studies/work

Take the very first step and sign up here:
The trainings are organized online, on Zoom.


Workshop #1: Option tree & the case solving process
(19 Jan, 6 PM HKT)

The first session will guide you through the case solving process and introduce you to the option tree, a tool at its core.

When: Jan 19, 2023 06:00 PM Hong Kong SAR
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Workshop #2: Analysis and strategy building for cases
(26 Jan, 6 PM HKT)

What makes a winning strategy? What KPIs do you have to work with? Explore analysis tools and strategy building through current issues.

When: Jan 26, 2023 06:00 PM Hong Kong SAR
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Workshop #3: Storylining & case presentation
(2 Feb, 6 PM HKT)

What storylining techniques are out there? Which ones to use on a competition? Learn about these and the case presentation itself on the last workshop.

When: Feb 2, 2023 06:00 PM Hong Kong SAR
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Are you confident about your problem-solving process? Can you present your ideas 💡 clearly?

We have organized a series of workshops where students (yes you!) will be able to learn more about the essentials of case-cracking. The workshops will be conducted by Dr. Zachary Leung.

Dr. Zachary Leung has six years of experience coaching the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) case competition team. He has trained case teams to participate in international case competitions, held in Australia, Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, and the USA. In particular, the CityU team won the championship of the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition (2017) under his mentorship.

Dr. Leung is going to be with us in the following sessions 🗣

Oct 11, 2022 6:00 PM HKT

Session 1: High-level problem-solving – How to identify the key issues and give an outline of your solution

Oct 18, 2022 6:00 PM HKT

Session 2: Ideation – How to generate ideas, select the “best” ideas, and present your ideas clearly

Oct 25, 2022 6:00 PM HKT

Session 3: Implementation & Presentation Skills – How to estimate the financial impact, tips for presentation slides and public speaking
Do you want to become a champion of solving complex business cases? Do you feel that you already have know how to solve business cases and use consulting approach, yet you are still not confident in using them? Or maybe you are not sure how to tackle different type of cases, industries, markets? If so, these Case Solving Workshops are for you!
Workshop 1: How to effectively read and understand the case study challenge?
Tuesday, 3 May 6pm HKT

Workshop 2: Useful Tips & Tricks for Case Solving,
Monday, 9 May 6pm HKT

Workshop 3: Secret of Effectively Pitch at Case Competition?
Tuesday, 17 May 6pm HKT

The workshops material is developed based 20 years of international consulting, educational and research activities in developing strategy and buidling problem solving, innovative thinking and team work skills needed to drive consulting business mindset. Prof. Vesna Damnjanovic is the founder of an innovative problem-solving international event: Belgrade Business International Case Competition. She has visited 48 countries and was mentor of many winning students’ teams at global case competitions.

Do you want to improve your case coaching skills?
Do you wonder what it takes to coach a team to the first place of an international case competition?

The HSBC/HKU Business Case Competition invites you to participate in a free 3-hour Train the Trainers event where you can learn all about case coaching in an interactive way. The event will be on 4 May on Zoom between 3-6 PM HKT and will be held by an experienced Case Solvers trainer. It will take the participants through the basics of the case method, case solution fundamentals and the topic of how to coach a team.

Learn from successful case coaches and become one yourself!

Sign up to the event individually below!

Do you want to improve your case solving skills?
Do you wonder what it takes to win an international case competition?

The HSBC/HKU Business Case Competition invites you to participate in a free 7-session Case Academy where you can learn all about case solving in an interactive way. The Academy will run on Mondays and Thursdays online between 18 October and 11 November 6-8 PM HKT (1 November excluded) and will be held by experienced Case Solvers trainers. It will take the participants through 7 topics and will teach the essentials of case solving, frameworks and tools needed to ace a case competition.

Learn from successful ex-case competitors and become one yourself!

Join our sessions and earn a certificate upon participation in all the sessions:

  1. Core of case solving: option tree
  2. Teamwork essentials
  3. Storylining in case presentations
  4. Strategy & analysis in cases
  5. Functional areas in cases
  6. How to win a case competition
  7. Q&A and jury strategies
Do you want to become a real problem-solver? Have you ever wondered how it feels to be in the shoes of a top manager? Do you like facing new challenges and solving complex business-related cases? Then we have a training for you…

  • An 90-min-long best-in class workshop
  • During the training, you will get insights about the fundamentals of case solving. We will provide frameworks for teamwork, workflow and some tips for a proper case presentation! The training material is developed based on the 20+ years of experience at top-tier consulting firms.

Case Competition Tour 2019 – The University of Hong Kong

Date: 13th March 2019
Place: Room 301 K.K. Leung Building
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm

The fourth and final stop of Case Competition on Tour 2019 event was held at the Open University of Hong Kong. Thank you Kayley Wong (CityU 2017), Amar Mehendale (HSBC), Jeroen van den Berg (HKU) for your sharing.

Case Competition Tour 2019 – The Open University of Hong Kong

Date: 7th March 2019
Place: Room C0910, 9/F, Block C, Main Campus
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm

The third stop of Case Competition on Tour 2019 event was held at the Open University of Hong Kong. Thank you Emerensja Widjaja (CityU 2017), Mark Henry Kordes (HSBC), Jeroen van den Berg (HKU) for your sharing.

Case Competition Tour 2019 – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Date: 6th March 2019
Place: Room BC402, 4/F, Core BC
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm

The second stop of Case Competition on Tour 2019 event was held at the PolyU of Hong Kong. Thank you Joyce Lau (CityU 2017), Dora Li (HSBC), Jeroen van den Berg (HKU) for your sharing. A special thank you to Elizabeth To (HSBC) for helping to arrange the HSBC speakers for the four events and sharing your experience with the students.

Case Competition Tour 2019 – City University of Hong Kong

Date: 4th March 2019
Place: Benjamin Kwok Lecture Theatre (LT-16), 4/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm

The first stop of Case Competition on Tour 2019 event was held at the City University of Hong Kong. Thank you Emerensja Widjaja (CityU 2017), Vincent Lau, Jeroen van den Berg (HKU) for your sharing.

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