Graphic of a silhouette of people discussing at a meeting on a blue background with text for the 7th annual biopharmaceutical MBA case competition - November 16, 2018

Biopharma MBA Case Competition

The Biopharma MBA Case Competition takes place each November and is organized by the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for the Study of Pharmaceutical Management Issues. Please join us as teams from top MBA programs around the country compete to solve real world pharmaceutical industry challenges.

Admitted teams will gain an opportunity to network with industry executives from up to eight prominent companies. The competition also allows students to demonstrate subject matter competencies in front of executives. Finally, resumes along with competitor photos will be distributed to sponsoring companies (pending approval from company representatives). Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!


  • First Place: $6,000
  • Second Place: $3,000
  • Third Place: $1,500
  • Best Presenter: $500

Competition Agenda

November 16, 2018

7:30 – 8: 30am

Team Registration, Continental Breakfast & Welcoming Remarks

9:00am – 12:00pm

Team Presentations

12:00 – 1:00pm


1:00 – 4:55pm

Team Presentations

4:55 – 5:25pm

Sponsoring Company Panel

5:25 – 5:40pm

Competition Debrief and Closing Remarks

5:40 – 6:10pm

Awards Ceremony

6:10 – 7:10pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

Important Dates

November 16, 2018

Case Competition:

Team Presentation (closed to Public)

Sponsors Panel Discussion, Awards Ceremony & Networking Reception

Participating Teams

Rutgers Business School Pharmaceutical MBA Program proudly welcomes the following teams to the 7th Annual Biopharma MBA Case Competition:

  • Yale School of Management
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennysylvania
  • Texas Christian-Neeley School of Business
  • NYU - Stern School of Business
  • Rutgers Business School
  • Indiana - Kelley School of Business
  • The George Washington University
  • Georgetown McDonough School of Business
  • Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Carnegie Mellon - Tepper School of Business
  • Boston - Questrom School of Business

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