Michigan Ross School of Business | Groups

2017 RECC Rule Sheet

  • Each school may only field one team. Each team must consist of four (4) or five (5) members. We encourage that at least one member is a first year MBA student and one is a second year MBA. Your team may include a maximum of two non-MBA students (up from one last year), but the remaining team members must be MBAs. The composition of the team participating in the final round may not change (i.e. communicating which team members will attend) after November 28th, 2017.

  • No additional information will be provided. Please make reasonable assumptions if necessary and cite them in your analysis. Any questions about the case may be sent to Matthew Bandyk (mabandyk@umich.edu) and Sydney Forrester (sydneyfo@umich.edu). Any questions that can be answered will be emailed to all teams.

  • The case will be distributed by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, October 30th, 2017, via email.

  • Solutions for the the case will be due at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 5th, 2017.

  • The RECC team will announce the 16 advancing teams on Thursday, November 9th, 2017.

  • Winning teams will confirm that they are coming to Ann Arbor by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, November 10th, 2017. 

  • The top team from each of the four preliminary groups will advance to the final round. Please consult the finalized agenda that will be published closer to the competition date regarding the timing of the rounds.

  • The presentations for the second round will be limited to 30 minutes in length, 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions from the judges. There is no limit on the number of slides.

  • The presentations for the final round will also be limited to 30 minutes in length, 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions from the judges. Again, there is no limit on the number of slides.

  • Each team should select a name which provides no reference to their school, mascots, etc. Neither school logos nor any other school reference are to be included on the team's presentation materials. This includes PowerPoint presentations, slides, posters, clothing and documents. No verbal references of school affiliation are to be made to the Judges during a team's presentation.

  • Each presentation room has at least one full size projection screen. Each room will contain a computer with Microsoft PowerPoint, and the designated Room Host will have your presentation loaded on the laptop and ready to run at the start of your presentation. If you would like to view the presentation rooms, you may do so at anytime prior to events beginning Friday morning.

  • Withdrawing from the RECC after being admitted and confirmed attendance will result in the school not being invited back to the RECC for two years.

  • Monetary award amounts of $4000, $2000, and $1000 will be given to the first, second, and third-place teams respectively.