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2023 APAC Registration Rules and Conditions

Team Composition

Each campus of any college or university across Asia Pacific is eligible to select a team(s) of three to five members.

  • No more than 50% of team members may be master’s degree candidates, and no doctoral degree candidates may be included.
  • Team members may be from different academic programs but must all be from the same institution/university.
  • Although faculty members are encouraged to promote this competition on their campus, NO faculty or other professional assistance is allowed in solving the case.
  • Each team must appoint a team leader.
  • Each team must have a faculty advisor from the same institution/university. 
  • Students across Asia Pacific* are eligible to enter this case competition.


Entering the Competition

Each case competition entry will present a solution to this year’s case, which has been published in the August 2022 edition of Strategic Finance.

Each entry must:

Your PowerPoint Presentation

All case analyses will be submitted online. Please note:

  • To maintain anonymity in the preliminary judging process, the file name should not be related to IMA, your school, or a teammate’s name. Do not include the above identifying information in any slides in the presentation.
  • Must not exceed forty (40) slides

Finalists Selection Process

All case analysis submissions undergo a preliminary evaluation by a task force composed of senior IMA staff and U.S. CMA members.

The top four final teams are expected to present their solutions in the AsiaPac finals virtually on March 25, 2023

Four selected finalists will be notified no later than March 6, 2023 of the exact time of the final competition.

Final Competition

At the finals competition, each of the finalist teams will:

  • Virtually present their case analysis solution (20 minute presentation and 10 minute Q&A) .
  • Be required to respond to additional questioning on which they will be judged. Judges are representatives from industry.

Winner Notification

The four finalist teams will be contacted via email on March 29, 2023 to provide additional information to IMA for the prizes. More details will be furnished in the email.

Guidelines for Case Analysis Presentation

  1. Presentations are limited to no more than 40 slides. Any presentation exceeding this limit will be disqualified.
  2. Each team member is required to have an equal part in the presentation.
  3. Presentations will be judged on content, style, and response to case requirements.
  4. Visual aids will be judged on their contribution to the presentation.
  5. No handouts or written materials will be sent to the judges as part of the evaluation process.
  6. No names of the team members or their universities/colleges should be included in the case analysis or within the file name submitted.
  7. Fictitious names can be used in the introduction of the solution if it is warranted. The judges will not know the names of the schools for any of the teams being judged.
  8. Multiple criteria will be used in evaluating the presentations, including technical content, presentation skills, case analysis style, presentation organization, and strength of recommendations and conclusions based on the case requirements. Reading of notecards in live presentations is strongly discouraged.

Ethical Standards

Students must prepare, and advisors must assure, that submissions for this competition are completed in accordance with the highest ethical principles and values.  There must be no violation of copyright laws, misrepresentation of someone else's work as your own, or any activity that would reflect negatively on the values of the IMA.  Any such activity may result in penalty or disqualification from the competition.

Ethics Statement of Compliance

The General Rules for the Student Case Competition state, “…no faculty or other professional assistance is allowed in solving the case.”  Additionally, the Ethical Standards require that copyright laws are followed and that there is no misrepresentation of someone else's work as that of the students. 

Terms and Conditions

  • At its sole discretion, IMA reserves the right to reject or at any time 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.
  • PowerPoint presentations must not contain any copyrighted material unless the team has secured the rights to the material. Presentations must be the entrants’ 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' presentations.


  • By entering the competition, participants agree and acknowledge that IMA 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 AsiaPac 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 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.

IMA AsiaPac Student Case Competition Prizes 

First Prize

  • Each team member will receive a U.S. CMA® Scholarship and e-certificate of achievement.
  • A US$500 Amazon gift voucher will be awarded to each team member.
  • Team members will get to participate in the Team Mentorship Program* with an IMA chapter.
  • An exclusive mentoring session on career preparation & development with Dr. Josh Heniro, Senior Director, IMA Southeast Asia & Australasia 

Second Prize

  • Each team member will receive a U.S. CMA® Scholarship and e-certificate of achievement.
  • A US$250 Amazon gift voucher will be awarded to each team member.
  • Team members will get to participate in the Team Mentorship Program* with an IMA chapter

Third Prize

  • Each team member will receive a U.S. CMA® Scholarship and e-certificate of achievement.
  • A US$150 Amazon gift voucher will be awarded to each team member.
  • Team members will get to participate in the Team Mentorship Program* with an IMA chapter

Faculty Advisor

  • The top three teams will each receive a plaque, which will be sent to their college/university.
  • The faculty advisors will receive an e-certificate of achievement.

*This is subject to the presence of a local chapter in the country where the winning team is based.


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