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2024 IMA India Student Case Competition

Rules, Terms, and Conditions

General Rules

Please read all the rules carefully. We have changed the submission procedures to streamline the process for participating colleges, universities, and judges.

Team Composition

  • Each campus of any college or university in India is eligible to select a team(s) of three to five members.
  • Eligible students must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programs.
  • No more than 50% of team members may be master’s degree candidates, and no doctoral degree candidates may be included.
  • Team members may be from different academic programs but must all be from the same university/college.
  • Each team must appoint a team leader.
  • Each team may have a faculty advisor from the same university/college.
  • Although faculty members are encouraged to promote this competition on their campus, NO faculty or other professional assistance is allowed in solving the case

Entering the Competition

Each case competition entry will present a solution to the 2024 Student Case, which has been published in the August 2024 edition of Strategic Finance.

Each entry must:

  • Complete online Submission form 
  • Abide by the Ethical Standards and Statement of Compliance
  • Submit a PowerPoint presentation (not PDF) that contains your case analysis

To submit your solution for the case, please click here

 Your PowerPoint Presentation

All case analyses will be submitted online on or before Friday, December 15, 2023. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please note:

  • To maintain anonymity in the judging process, the file name should not be related to IMA, your school, or a teammate’s name. Do not include the above identifying information in any slides in the presentation.
  • Must not exceed forty (40) slides

Regional Finalists Selection Process

All case analysis submissions undergo a preliminary evaluation by senior IMA members who are all CMA certified. Each submission will be evaluated twice.

Six teams will be selected for the India finals – two teams from South, two teams from West,and two teams from North and East regions.

Six selected finalists will be notified no later than January 20, 2024.  

The date of the final face to face presentation will be end of February 2024. Location of finals will be in Mumbai, India. Details to follow.

 Awards and Prizes

Each team member and faculty advisor will receive a certificate of participation.

1st Prize

  • The first-place team will receive INR 1,00,000 and a plaque for their college/university. 
  • The team members will recieve a CMA Scholarship. (Active CMA candidates are not eligible for the CMA scholarship.)

2nd Prize

  • The second-place team will receive INR 50,000.
  • The team members will recieve a CMA Scholarship. (Active CMA candidates are not eligible for the CMA scholarship.)

3rd Prize

  • The third-place team will receive INR 25,000. 
  • The team members will recieve a CMA Scholarship. (Active CMA candidates are not eligible for the CMA scholarship.)

Guidelines for Case Analysis Presentation

1.    Presentations are limited to no more than 40 slides. Any presentation exceeding this limit will be disqualified.

2.    Each team member is required to have an equal part in the presentation.

3.    Presentations will be judged on content, style, and response to case requirements.

4.    Visual aids will be judged on their contribution to the presentation.

5.    No handouts or written materials will be sent to the judges as part of the evaluation process.

6.    No names of the team members or their universities/colleges should be included in the case analysis or within the file name submitted.

7.    Fictitious names can be used in the introduction of the solution if it is warranted. The judges will not know the names of the schools for any of the teams being judged.

8.    Multiple criteria will be used in evaluating the presentations, including technical content, presentation skills, case analysis style, presentation organization, and strength of recommendations and conclusions based on the case requirements. Reading of notecards in live presentations is strongly discouraged.

Ethical Standards

Students must prepare, and advisors must assure, that submissions for this competition are completed in accordance with the highest ethical principles and values. There must be no violation of copyright laws, misrepresentation of someone else's work as your own, or any activity that would reflect negatively on the values of the IMA.  Any such activity may result in penalty or disqualification from the competition.

Ethics Statement of Compliance
The General Rules for the Student Case Competition state, “…no faculty or other professional assistance is allowed in solving the case.”  Additionally, the Ethical Standards require that copyright laws are followed and that there is no misrepresentation of someone else's work as that of the students.

Terms and Conditions

  • At its sole discretion, IMA reserves the right to reject or at any time remove from the competition any presentation that it finds unsuitable for any reason.
  • All submitted presentations become the property of IMA and may be used for promotional purposes by IMA.
  • PowerPoint presentations must not contain any copyrighted material unless the team has secured the rights to the material. Presentations must be the entrants’ original creation.
  • Presentations cannot contain any profanity, offensive language, nudity, or otherwise objectionable material, the determination of which is solely at the discretion of IMA. IMA is not responsible for any opinions contained in entrants' presentations.


  • By entering the competition, participants agree and acknowledge that IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) becomes the owner of all presentations submitted and that IMA may use the submitted content for reproduction in IMA social media, events, news, or promotional material, whether in print, electronic, or other media, including the IMA website. By participating in the IMA India Student Case Competition, all participants grant IMA the right to their names and submissions for such purposes. All contestants agree to sign any copyright transfer or permission document requested by IMA regarding this paragraph.
  • By entering this competition, you agree to hold IMA harmless from any liability that may accrue to IMA by virtue of the content of the presentation submitted by you to this contest.
  • By entering this contest, you agree to all rules concerning the contest that now exist or that IMA may publish in the future.
  • By entering this competition, you agree and acknowledge that you are undertaking participation in IMA events and activities as your own free and intentional act, and you are fully aware that possible physical injury might occur to you as a result of your participation in these events. You give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly and that you are able to participate in IMA events, and you do hereby assume responsibility for your own well-being.

For any queries concerning the 2024 IMA India Student Case Competition, please contact the IMA India team at imaindia@imanet.org or +91 9739071919

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Fenil Vadakken at fenil.vadakken@imanet.org or +91 9847005818 



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