Case Competitions

Case competitions are ways for students to apply the skills learned in the classroom to analyze a business challenge and recommend a course of action.  Case competition judges are frequently leaders in industry who serve to question and evaluate the teams like a board of directors.  While not a typical part of a curriculum, case competitions provide students with the ability to network with other future professionals from leading schools, to meet high-profile executives, and to experience the pressures of the real world in a learning environment.  Some case competitions also have significant prize awards for the top performing teams.

Below is a table of selected case competitions, and the CAHME programs that came in the top three spots.  Certain competitions are open only to CAHME-accredited programs.  Other competitions are open to other schools.  CAHME-accredited programs typically excel because of the robust training and high curriculum standards.

CAHME Program Success in Case Competitions

Case Competition

2016 – 2017

Baylor University
(Robbins Institute)

  1. Baylor University
  2. University of Washington-Seattle
  3. The Ohio State University

Cleveland Clinic

  1. Rush University,
  2. Trinity University
  3. George Washington University 

National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)

  1. University of Alabama
  2. Cleveland Clinic
  3. Ohio State

Ohio State Healthcare

  1.  University of Alabama Birmingham
  2. Virginia Commonwealth University
  3. Baylor University

South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF)

  1. Florida International University

Yale Healthcare


  1. Rutgers (applying for CAHME accreditation)
  2. Columbia

University of Alabama

  1. Boston University
  2. University of Washington
  3. George Mason

In summary, graduating from a CAHME-accredited program enables students to better meet the changing demands of health management.  CAHME-accreditation provides access to more opportunities.