The student-run case.study.course at the University of Cologne provides you as a student with a competitive environment that enables you to develop your personality and your managerial skills. The case.study.course has an interdisciplinary approach to develop problem solving abilities, creativity, and soft skills, sometimes using unusual but interesting techniques. In the case.study.course you get the chance to solve business case studies, creativity cases and cases from official competitions. These cases deal with different types of management problems and require great combined efforts. These demands foster your presentation skills and your ability to work in a team while facing a highly competitive situation.

Session 1: October 26th

(6:00 - 9:00 pm | afterwards dinner & get together)

Kick-off session to get to know each other and refresh your case solving skills in cooperation with PrepLounge.

Session 2: November 2nd

(6:00 - 9:00 pm | afterwards dinner & get together)

Our first case session will be held by innogy consulting, looking into energy related topics.

Session 3: November 9th

(6:00 - 9:00 pm | afterwards dinner & get together)

Strategy& will guide you through their interview process and provide a challenging case.

Session 4: November 16th

(6:00 - 9:00 pm | afterwards dinner & get together)

The first ever Commerz Business Consulting session at the case study course. Prepare for exciting insights into the banking industry.

Session 5: November 23rd

(6:00 - 9:00 pm | afterwards dinner & get together)

A.T. Kearney will bring your case knowledge to the test with an individual case solving session.

Session 6: November 30th

(2:00 - 6:00 pm | afterwards dinner & get together)

Our final session provided by McKinsey will boost your knowledge on case-solving techniques.

Apply

Application period for the Winter Term Edition will be from October 1st to October 21st

Apply for our Sessions

Once per semester, we start our series of sessions and are always looking forward to meeting highly motivated students. Please feel free to address your application to us!
For any questions check our FAQ.

With us you can

  • Enhance your analytical thinking and problem solving ability
  • Improve your presentation skills
  • Meet interesting and motivated people
  • Get in contact with highly reputable companies
  • Have an insight into the work of a consultant

Board

Linda

Linda

Joined in:
2016
Current studies:
CEMS MIM with focus in Finance
Worked in:
Process Optimization, IT Consulting, Controlling
Experience abroad from:
Singapore, US (Georgia)
Interests:
Travelling, Surfing, Diving

Marvin

Marvin

Joined in:
2017
Current studies:
MSc. Finance
Worked in:
Transaction Advisory, Risk Management
Experience abroad from:
Ireland (Dublin), China (Shanghai)
Interests:
Boxing, Fitness, Travelling

Razi

Razi

Joined in:
2017
Current studies:
PhD in Economics
Worked in:
Central Banking, Portfolio Analysis
Experience abroad from:
Pakistan (Lahore), UK (London)
Interests:
Travelling, Fitness

Christian

Christian

Joined in:
2016
Current studies:
CEMS MIM with focus in Marketing
Worked in:
Pricing, Business Development, Tax Advisory
Experience abroad from:
Portugal (Lisbon), Australia (Sydney)
Interests:
Football, Skiing, Fitness

Lars

Lars

Joined in:
2016
Current studies:
CEMS MIM with focus in Finance
Worked in:
Automotive, Financial Advisory, Deal Advisory
Experience abroad from:
France, USA, Hong Kong
Interests:
Soccer, Snowboarding, Sailing

Johannes

Johannes

Joined in:
2016
Current studies:
CEMS MIM with focus in Finance
Worked in:
Automotive, Financial Advisory, Retail Development
Experience abroad from:
Sweden (Lund), USA (New Jersey), Italy (Milan)
Interests:
Soccer, Travelling

Cornelius

Cornelius

Joined in:
2016
Current studies:
MSc. Corporate Development
Worked in:
Logistics Strategy, Energy Consulting,
Insurance Process Management
Experience abroad from:
USA, Argentina, France
Interests:
Basketball, Football, Skiing, History

Fabian

Fabian

Joined in:
2016
Current studies:
CEMS MIM with focus in Supply Chain Management
Worked in:
Consumer Goods Startup, Research (Big Data Analytics), Consulting
Experience abroad from:
Canada, Scotland, Greece, Spain
Interests:
Padel, Soccer, Skiing, Travelling

Bryan

Bryan

Joined in:
2015
Current studies:
Double Master´s Programme in B.A.
Worked in:
Consulting, Audit, Financial Risk Controlling
Experience abroad from:
USA (New York), France (Clermont-Ferrand), Belgium (Louvain)
Interests:
Soccer, Tennis, Travelling

Chairmen

Niklas

Niklas

Study focus:
Diploma (MSc. equiv.) in Latin American Studies
Worked in:
Management Consulting, Diplomacy, Banking
Experience abroad from:
Argentina, Austria, Brazil, USA
Interests:
Travelling, Running, Climbing, Soccer

Max

Max

Study focus:
Diploma (MSc. equiv.) in Supply Chain Management
Worked in:
Management Consulting, Logistics, Telco
Experience abroad from:
Canada (Montreal), US (various locations)
Interests:
Kite-surfing, Sailing, Basketball

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International Competitions

As part of the further development of the case.study.course, it is our goal to compete in international case challenges. In the last two years, we successfully took part in the prestigious Sofaer International Case Competition (SICC) in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Team SICC 2016: Lars Brockmeier, Niklas Hinkel (Academic Supervisor), Johannes Fühner, Max Preuß, Fabian Lorson

Team SICC 2015: Sophia Reich, David Saxler, Stephanie Ehrenberg and Marc-Philipp Wagner

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Team SICC 2016: Cornelius Lütkefels, Linda Himmel, Niklas Hinkel, Dustin Fiedler, Fabian Lorson