April 3, 2020

The 4th Annual Pitt Business Analytics Case Competition is offered in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh and DICK’S Sporting Goods. The national data-driven strategy challenge requires undergraduate students to use their analytical techniques to solve pressing issues in the retail space, and to provide creative recommendations to a panel of experts from DICK’S Sporting Goods. We are seeking student-lead teams, from across the country, to compete in Pittsburgh, PA at DICK’S Sporting Goods’ corporate headquarters on April 3rd for not only prize money but bragging rights!


1st Place: $3,000

2nd Place: $2,000

3rd Place: $1,000 


How Can Your School Get Involved?

1. Put together a team of 3-5 students. Teams must consist of undergraduate business students currently enrolled in a business program.

2. Click below to find the official application. You’ll need resumes for all team members and a group cover telling us why your team should be chosen to compete.

Click Here to Apply

3. Complete the preliminary challenge case. The prompt and data set will be emailed to your team within 2 business days of your application submission. You’ll use your knowledge and skills to predict a specific sales trend for 2020 and submit a one-page response to chr59@business.pitt.edu. Complete guidelines will be provided with the prompt. 

Registration fee is $50/team and all proceeds will go towards the DICK’S Sporting Goods Sports Matter campaign that benefits youth sports across the nation.

Competition Timeline

January 6th – Application goes LIVE
February 16th – All applications and preliminary responses due at midnight
February 21st – Top 8 teams (including 2 alternates) will be invited to Pittsburgh, PA for the Finals!
March 9th – Semi-Final Case Distributed
April 2nd – Team Reception (Time and Location TBD)
April 3rd – Pitt Business Analytics Case Competition @ DICK’S Sporting Goods HQ

2020 Rules + Regulations: Click Here to Download


Past Winners:

2017: University of Virginia
2018: University of Virginia
2019: Christopher Newport University

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