10-13 APRIL 2017

KPMG
International Case
Competition 2017

Lisbon, Portugal

Rise the occasion. Push yourself. Go beyond.

Are you a born consultant? Let’s see your analytical skills and presentation talent.

Kick-start your career and gain valuable global experience. Analyze business cases and present your solutions to KPMG leaders. Experience client work first-hand and gain rich cultural and business experiences by networking with individuals from around the world.

Represent KPMG Switzerland at the KPMG International Case Competition from the 10th until the 13th of April 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, and demonstrate your consulting expertise. At the International Final in Lisbon, you’ll meet KPMG managers and student teams from around the world.

This event will challenge and inspire you, testing your team’s ability to analyze and respond to realistic business scenarios.

During each stage of the competition, your team will be given a detailed case study to consider – and the rest is up to you.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE THE NEXT KICC CHAMPION?
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What you have to offer

  • You’re interested in business and have a passion for consulting
  • You have the ability to work well under pressure and to absorb a range of information quickly
  • You already have experience solving case studies
  • You’re still enrolled in a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences up until May 2017
  • You’re studying for a bachelor's or master's degree
  • Your degree is in business, economics, (business) law, IT, business informatics, mathematics, physics or a related discipline
  • You’re fluent in English and German or French.
  • You’re able to travel to Lisbon from 9 April – 14 April 2017 (competition days are on 10, 11, 12 and 13 April 2017)
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How it Works
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Do you fancy joining the best and the brightest on an all-expenses-paid trip to Lisbon to take part in KICC?

KPMG is seeking the best team to support one of its clients with a project. It is expected that many other consulting firms also want this project. How much do you want it?

Hand in your application and win the client over in a personal presentation at the KICC National Final in Zurich. If you get picked, expect to be on your way to an adventure of your life time!

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Application

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 7 NOV 2016 - 10 AM

Please be aware to duly submit your application to KICCSwitzerland@kpmg.com. All documents need to be submitted in English. Later applications or applications missing documents will not be accepted. We will notify you by Thursday 10.11.2016 if your team has made it to the KICC National Final or if you will be part of a team at the KICC National Final as a single person. We expect to have one team at the national final consisting of four students who applied as individual.

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KICC National Final in Zurich

25 Nov 2016, 9.30am to 11pm

The client has come to Zurich and would like to personally meet the four final teams. You will be given a challenging case to analyze and to present. At the end of this day, the client will pick the team he wants to work with in Lisbon. You will be judged on your levels of insight, innovation and enthusiasm, as well as your ability to work in a team and to work well under pressure.

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KICC International Final in Lisbon

10-13 APR 2017
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KICC will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from Monday 10 April to Thursday 13 April 2017. Challenging cases on a variety of topics will be reviewed. KPMG provides many professional services to its clients, and the cases analyzed at the International Final reflect these. Cases can vary from a highly technical finance case to a broader consultative marketing case. At the International Final, teams should be ready for anything.

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An introduction to KPMG and teambuilding activities followed by a group dinner.

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Teams analyze and present a case to the judging panel.

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Teams analyze and present a new case to a judging panel. At the end of Day 3, the finalist teams are announced.

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The finalist teams analyze and present a new case to the entire judging panel and all non-finalist teams. The winning team is announced at a gala dinner reception that evening.

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More information

If you have any questions about KICC, email Vanessa Heini.

KICCSwitzerland@kpmg.com
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What is the first step to get involved?

In order to be able to join the international competition in Lisbon, you need to be among the best of the KICC National Final in Zurich. To apply for the National Final, you can either assemble a team of four or apply as a single person. Either way it is important to duly submit your application.

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By when do we need to submit our application documents?

Send your complete application to KICCSwitzerland@kpmg.com no later than the 7 November 2016, 10 am sharp. Applications that are late or incomplete will not be accepted. Please find more information about the application process on www.kpmg.ch/kicc.

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Who can apply?

We welcome the application of Bachelor students after the third semester and Master students (must be enrolled until May 2017). Your background should be from one of the following subjects: business, economics, law, business law, informatics, business informatics, physics, mathematics, engineering or a similar subject.

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How many members must each team have to participate?

If you apply as a team, you can only compete in groups of four students. No exceptions are made for groups with more or fewer team members. However, you can also apply as a single person. There will be one team at the National Final consisting of four students who applied as individual.

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How are teams of four assembled?

Only students can participate in KICC. All team members must still be enrolled at a University or a University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland at the time of the International Final in April 2017. KPMG employees are not entitled to take part. Team members do not need to study at the same University or University of Applied Sciences.

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How does the Swiss National Final work?

To qualify for the Swiss National Final, you need to convince our jury of your motivation to represent KPMG Switzerland. The four final teams will be announced in mid-November. The qualifying teams will be invited to the Swiss National Final on 25 November 2016 in Zurich. The National Final will take the whole day starting at 9.30 am and finishing at approximately 11 pm. We expect you to be there for this whole period of time.

If you are one of the four teams selected to compete in the Swiss National Final your team will be asked to work on a three-hour case study similar to the ones at the International Final and present it to a round of KPMG judges. You will be judged on your levels of insight, innovation and enthusiasm, as well as your ability to work in a team and to work well under pressure. After your presentations, you are invited to join KPMG to a networking dinner together with other KPMG employees. The winning team that will go to the International Final in Lisbon will be announced that same evening. All other participating teams will receive detailed feedback on their presentations from our judges.

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When will KICC take place?

KICC will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from Monday 10 April to Thursday 13 April 2017. Teams are expected to arrive no later than Sunday 9 April 2016 and to depart no earlier than Friday 14 April. The expenses for the flight, the hotel and the main meals during this week will be covered by KPMG.

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What types of cases are analyzed at the international level?

Challenging cases on a variety of topics will be reviewed. KPMG provides many professional services to our clients, and the cases analyzed at the International Final reflect these. Cases can vary from a highly technical finance case to a broader consultative marketing case. At the International Final, teams should be ready for anything.

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What is the format of the international competition?
  • The international competition takes place over a period of 4 days:
  • Day 1: An introduction to KPMG and teambuilding activities followed by a group dinner.
  • Day 2: Teams analyze and present a case to the judging panel.
  • Day 3: Teams analyze and present a new case to a judging panel. At the end of Day 3, the finalist teams are announced.
  • Day 4: The finalist teams analyze and present a new case to the entire judging panel and all non-finalist teams. The winning team is announced at a gala dinner reception that evening.
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How much does it cost to participate?

All costs for the international final, such as the flights to Lisbon, hotel costs and main meals in Lisbon for the period between 9 April and 14 April 2017 are covered by KPMG. Expenses for drinks and food outside of the main meals need to be covered by the students themselves. Students are welcome to arrive earlier or to stay longer at their own cost.

Any costs that might incur during the National Final in Switzerland need to be covered by the students themselves or need to be discussed with KPMG prior to the National Final.

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Can I participate in KICC even if I do not have a valid passport for international travel?

Yes, you can. However, if your team wins the Swiss National Final and is eligible to travel to the International Final in Lisbon, you will be responsible for having the appropriate travel documents (passport, travel insurance).