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Submission deadline: January 31, 2021

A challenge for the brightest minds

Are you ready for the challenge? This globally popular IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Middle East and India Student Case Competition invites university students to think strategically and stretch their analytical skills to solve a business case on “Should Star Textiles Cut Out The Intermediaries?” Put your business acumen to the test and present your team’s analysis in front of leading business heads. This year’s case gives you and your team the chance to get selected for the Grand Finals, where you will compete with peers from around the world.


What you need to do. Get started early!

Form a team of
3–5 members

Present your best strategic analysis to solve the case

Submit your case for a chance to win great prizes

Who can apply?

Students across the Middle East, Africa, and India are eligible to enter the IMA Student Case Competition 2021.
Team members may be from different academic programs, but must all be from the same institution.
Each team must have a faculty advisor from the same institution.
Each team must appoint a team leader.

What you could win?

Four teams will be selected for the finals: top two teams from the Middle East and Africa, and top two teams from India. The winning team from the finals will go on to present at the Grand Finals challenge against other regions.

  • A $500 Amazon gift voucher will be awarded to each team member.
  • Connection with a mentor in a local chapter.
  • Opportunity to engage in a virtual conversation with Jeff Thomson, CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA President and CEO.
  • Winning team will win an all-expense paid trip to Dubai, UAE, to present your winning case during the Grand Final challenge against winning teams from Europe and Southeast Asia.
  • A $250 Amazon gift voucher will be awarded to each team member.
  • Connection with a mentor in a local chapter.
  • A $150 Amazon gift voucher will be awarded to each team member.
  • Connection with a mentor in a local chapter.

Click here to submit your case on or before January 31, 2020

Read the Case Competition Terms and Conditions here.
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021

What is the CMA certification?

The CMA equips you with all the skills you’ll need to make a difference at your company and in your career. This globally recognized certification proves your mastery of the 12 most critical practice areas in management accounting, including:

  • Planning and Analysis
  • Technology and Analytics
  • Performance Management
  • Risk Management and Internal Controls

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Earning the CMA certificate proves your ability to make valuable contributions in accounting and finance. These abilities in strategic thinking, decision making, financial analysis, technology, and business ethics help you advance your career.

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