Pitt Business Analytics Case Competition


The Pitt Business Analytics Case Competition is offered in partnership with the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership and platinum sponsor DICK’S Sporting Goods. The national analytics-driven business strategy challenge will be held in March 2017. The case competition will require undergraduate students to use data analysis techniques to solve pressing issues in the retail space, and to provide recommendations to a panel of judges.

March 23 – 24, 2017
DICK’S Sporting Goods corporate headquarters

Registration Information

Students enrolled at undergraduate business schools from across the United States are encouraged to apply for the competition. Teams must include between three to five students.

The team application is due by January 23, 2017. Teams will be notified by January 30, 2017 if they have been selected for the competition. Those who are selected must submit their deposit of $100 by February 13, 2017.



1st Place: $3,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,000

Competition Background

The 2017 case competition will give student teams the opportunity to solve a real-world problem outlined by DICK’S Sporting Goods that has applications to analytics in the retail industry. Teams will have two weeks in advance of the competition date to prepare. Teams will then participate in two competitive rounds at the DICK’S Sporting Goods headquarters.

Participants will present to a panel of DICK’S Sporting Goods executives. Each team will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their presentation.

In addition to the case competition, students will also have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders in the analytics space who will give presentations on how students can better understand and leverage analytics in their careers. There will also be the opportunity to visit the City of Pittsburgh through a welcome dinner held in the city. More details to come!

League of Emerging Analytics Professionals (LEAP)

LEAP is the student organization that has the lead role in organizing and running the 2017 case competition. The organization functions as an outlet for analytic opportunities for students across all academic areas at the University of Pittsburgh. The three main pillars of LEAP are education and awareness, experience-based learning, and career and professional development.


If you have any questions, please contact us at leapcasecomp@gmail.com. Learn more about Leadership in Analytics at Pitt Business.


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