Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition

 Kellogg School of management honorable mention
Kellogg “CDGSS” earned honorable mention in the 2015 Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition. Participants Clement Pimor (AbbVie), Jeff Darragh, Morgan Clyburn, Grant Senyei, Greg Shipman and Tim Calkins (Kellogg) Photo © Jennifer Whitley

2016 Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition

Teams of students are welcome to apply for the 2016 Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition, sponsored by AbbVie. The competition will be on January 23, 2016 at Kellogg’s campus in Evanston, Illinois.

The top prize is $5,000. Second and third place teams will receive $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

Teams will receive the case on January 15, submit a presentation on January 22 and then present on January 23. The judges will be executives from AbbVie.

The event includes an informal dinner Friday evening, the case competition Saturday and a dinner and award ceremony Saturday evening. Participants can also attend the Kellogg Business of Healthcare Conference while in Evanston.

The competition brings together some of the brightest healthcare students in the world. In recent years, we have hosted teams from schools including Harvard, Chicago Booth, London Business School, INSEAD, Michigan, Haas (UC Berkeley), Judge (Cambridge), Rutgers, Carlson (Minnesota)  and Duke.

The Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition is one of the oldest and best known case competitions, dating back to 2003.

Teams should be 3, 4 or 5 students. Part-time and full-time students are invited to apply. All team members must be students in graduate programs, with at least 2 members of the team enrolled in an MBA program. 

Applications are due December 4, 2015. Download the application.

We will invite 10 to 12 teams to join the competition.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Elyse Raun or Professor Tim Calkins at


In 2015, Poets & Quants included the Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Case Competition in its list of 20 Top Global Business School Case Competitions.

The 2015 competition featured a case about the launch of Amgen’s new PCSK9 molecule, evolocumab. Ten teams competed in the event, from schools including the MIT Sloan School of Management, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, Columbia Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 

A team from Chicago Booth won the competition, with a compelling presentation that featured strong analysis and strategic thinking. A team from Haas won the event in 2014. You can read more about the 2015 competition here.

Past Competitions

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