Join the Challenge

All you need to know about who, where, what, when and how.  


  1. Students at participating universities form teams of between two and four students.

  2. Register for the competition by clicking Register Now by Monday, April 22, 2019, 5pm.

  3. Receive the Challenge case study on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 and prepare a pitchbook to be submitted to UBS on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, by 12 pm.

  4. Students receive confirmation of when to deliver their presentation to an academic panel.

  5. Present to a panel of judges with 10 mins presentation + 5 to 10mins questions and answers.

  6. Up to six teams will be selected to compete in the campus finals, to be held either on Thursday, May 23 or Friday, May 24, 2019.

  7. Winners of the campus finals will be invited to compete in the national final, held at UBS's Melbourne office on Thursday, May 30, 2019 (travel expenses for interstate teams will be covered by UBS.)

  8. All national finalists will be invited to attend the UBS Development Program on Friday, May 31, 2019.

Key dates 

Registration closing date: Monday, April 22, 2019, by 5pm

Case release: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Submit pitchbook: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, by 12pm.

Campus Heat presentations:

  • Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 3, 2019 (UNSW)
  • Monday, May 6 – Thursday, May 9, 2019 (All other universities)

Campus Finals: Thursday, May 23 or Friday, May 24, 2019

National Finals: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Q & A

What happens after I submit my application form online?
Your team will receive the case study via email. After submitting a successful case study, you will be advised of your participation in the Campus Heats and your presentation time, date and location at your respective university campus.

How will I be notified if I am progressed to the Campus Finals? Or National Finals?
You will be advised the day after your presentation on whether you will be progressed to the next round of the UBS Investment Banking Challenge competition.

How does UBS judge IB Challenge submissions?
Entries will be judged by a panel of academics from respective participating universities and UBS. All entries will be judged on team performance and merit and not on individual performances. Submissions will be judged on a range of criteria, including but not limited to case study content including accuracy of valuations and presentation/ facilitation skills.

What happens to case studies which aren't progressed to Finals rounds?
Case study responses will not be used for any other purpose outside of the UBS Investment Banking Challenge.

Who can enter the UBS Investment Banking Challenge?
Only students from the following universities: Australian National University, University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, Sydney University, University of Technology Sydney and University of Western Australia are invited to participate in the UBS Investment Banking Challenge.
UBS accepts entries undergraduate, double-degree, and master program students.

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