Note: Admittance to the Community Case Competition is application-only. Please ensure that you do not sign up through CampusGroups or pay any fee until specifically asked to do so. We cannot process and finalize any memberships until the selection process has been completed. The application for the 2023 school year will open in September.

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About the Community Case Competition

The Community Case Competition (formerly known as the Community Consulting Club) is one of the Ross School of Business's most unique and popular student clubs. Each year, the club oversees 5 to 10 consulting projects that involve Michigan students--primarily Ross MBA students--in order to utilize their business acumen to help non-profit organizations in southeastern Michigan address challenges such as strategic planning, marketing, operations, financial management, and human resources. Students gain invaluable experience while local non-profits receive expert business advice that they otherwise would be unable to afford.

What makes the CCC different from other clubs?

The CCC provides a unique combination of training and education, practical consulting experience, and the opportunity to make an impact on the local community.

CCC is committed to helping non-profit organizations in the southeastern Michigan area that have a mission of serving their community.

Projects provide typical consulting experience by arranging teams of 5-7 students from diverse backgrounds to work together to understand the client problem, define the scope of the project, conduct research and analysis, and generate valuable recommendations.

Members participate in a series of training seminars covering consulting skills and issues unique to non-profits. Training sessions are run by 2nd year MBAs and guest lecturers.

Each CCC team is paired with a full-time consultant who acts as mentor and advisor throughout the project. Groups have weekly meetings as well as one-on-one interaction with their consultant mentor.

Client Engagement

Students engage directly with our clients for a 10-week project, gaining first hand experience with crafting and executing a project scope. Most students share their final project on-site with the client at the end of the semester.


Students participate in consulting education sessions and receive expert feedback from our sponsor consulting firm, PWC Strategy&.


At the end of the semester, the top team projects present to PWC Strategy& consultants at the annual CCC Gala competition.

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