2023 Kellogg Healthcare Case Competition
The 2023 Kellogg Healthcare and Biotech Case Competition will be held on January 28 at the Kellogg Global Hub in Evanston, Illinois. Teams from business schools around the world are invited to apply for the event. You can access the application here.
Now in its 20th year, the competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious case competitions in the world. Teams can win $5,000. In most years, more than 60 teams from around the world take part in the event. The 2023 competition is sponsored by Moderna.
There is no cost to apply. Teams can be 3, 4 or 5 students. All team members must be enrolled graduate students (full-time and part-time programs are both okay). At least two team members must be enrolled in an MBA program. Teams are expected to cover the cost of travel.
Applications are due on December 9 by 5 pm CST. Ten to twelve teams will be invited to the in-person final round in Evanston. Teams will be notified by December 16. Finalist teams will receive the case on January 20.
Each year the competition focuses on a
complex healthcare issue. In 2022 the topic was the launch of Leqvio, a new
cholesterol-lowering medication from Novartis. Teams had to evaluate the
planned launch, come up with a forecast and consider if Novartis had applied
lessons from the disappointing launches of two previous cholesterol-lowering medications,
Repatha and Praluent.
The top prize in 2022 went to a team from Wharton: David Mui, Lauren Gardanier, Zaid Malhees, Shang Wang and Shubham Chatterjee. Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management captured second prize: John Kim, Abbey Austin, Forrest Yeakley, Rachel Yen and Swarun Kulasekaran. Third prize went to a team from Tuck School of Business.
Other teams participating were from Chicago Booth, Berkeley Haas, Georgetown McDonough, Michigan Ross, McMaster DeGroote and Columbia.
In prior years, the competition focused on issues such as encouraging COVID vaccine acceptance, pricing a new vaccine and expanding use of chlorhexidine to reduce neonatal mortality in Nigeria.
The topic of this year’s case will be released in early January.
While the event was virtual in 2021, the 2023 event is expected to be completely in-person.
We are planning to have the final round in person.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) maintains an extensive system of elevated trains (also known as “the L”) and buses throughout Chicago and Evanston. The train stop closest to Kellogg is the Purple Line Foster stop on Church and Davis Streets. The 201 bus departs from the Howard St. terminal and stops on the corner of Foster and Sheridan.
Be advised, while inexpensive, taking the CTA from the airport can take up to 90 minutes and requires transferring trains.