Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition 2017

Biotech Competition 2016

The 14th annual Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition, sponsored by AbbVie, will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

The 2017 competition will feature a challenging healthcare case. Teams from business schools around the world are welcome to apply to participate. Top prize will be $5,000.

Teams participating in the event will receive a case on January 13. They will then have seven days to prepare a presentation based on the information in the case. Topics have ranged considerably over the years, from forecasting sales of a new molecule to considering how best to reduce childhood mortality due to pneumonia in Uganda. 

The case competition kicks off with an informal dinner on Friday, January 20. The following days, teams will present to a panel of judges. There is a debrief session at the end of the day, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.

Participants can attend the Kellogg Healthcare Conference during their free time. The conference features a series of interesting key note and panel discussions. Learn more about the conference here.

 Applications are due December 2, 2016. The application form is available here. Teams are selected based on their experience and level of interest.

In 2015, Poets & Quants named the Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Case Competition one of the Top 20 Global Business School Case Competitions.

The 2016 competition featured a case about the role of direct to consumer marketing, and whether it should be permitted. Eleven teams competed in the event, from eight different business schools. Participants included the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Said Business School at Oxford, Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Olin Business School at Washington University and, of course, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 

A team from Kellogg won the event. Chicago Booth won the competition in 2015. You can read more about the 2016 competition here.


Past Competitions


2016 Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition
January 24, 2015

2015 Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition
January 24, 2015

2014 Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition  
January 25, 2014

2013 Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition 
sponsored by AbbVie
January 26, 2013

2012 Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition
sponsored by AbbVie
January 21, 2012
The 11 student teams were tasked with implementing a point-of-care HIV diagnostic test for infants in Africa. They presented their recommendations Jan. 21 to five judges from contest sponsor Abbott Laboratories.

Prior Competition Winners