Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge

An 8-month long competition, where university teams compete to develop and present the most comprehensive risk management program based on a company’s case study. This program is thanks to a generous contribution from the Spencer Educational Foundation. For more information on Spencer, please visit: https://www.spencered.org

2022 Case Champion

Starbucks

2023 Case Study Coming Fall...

Congratulations to the honorees of the 2022 Risk Management Challenge.

1st Place: Appalachian State University

2nd Place: St. Mary's University

3rd Place: Peking University

Congratulations to the top 8 teams for the 2022 Risk Management Challenge:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Fudan University
  • Peking University
  • St. Mary's University
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

What is the Challenge?

An 8-month long competition, where university teams compete to develop and present the most comprehensive risk management program based on a company’s case study.

2023 Application and Guidelines to be launched in September...

 

 

How does it work?

After receiving the case study, students analyze the case study, conduct research and develop a risk management program to address the company’s issues. 

A panel of prestigious risk management professionals will judge the teams’ submissions and select the top eight scoring teams.

These eight teams will present their findings at the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Boston to a panel of risk management professionals and potential employers.

The top three teams will be recognized during the conference finale and awarded cash prizes.  

 

 

What are the benefits of participating in the Challenge?

  • Real-world risk management experience by analyzing data and developing a program for an actual company
  • Guidance from a risk management practitioner
  • Connections with industry experts who may become a potential employer
  • Recognition on a national stage
  • Opportunity to win prize money for your school’s risk management program

 

 

2023 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge Schedule*

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change. RIMS will notify participating teams if any deadline is altered.​

Description
Deadline
Application Period OpensSeptember, 2022
Application Period ClosesOctober 14, 2022
Selected Teams Receive Case StudyMid-October, 2022
Risk Management Report Deadline​Mid-December, 2022
​Final Eight Teams NotifiedJanuary 2023
Students Develop PresentationsJanuary 2023
​PowerPoint Presentations DueEarly April 2023
​Preliminary Presentation Round​April, 2023
​Final Presentation Round (Top Three)​​May, 2023
​Winner Announcement​May, 2023

*Dates subject to change. RIMS will notify participating teams if any deadline is altered.​ 

Questions?

 

For more information about the competition, please contact Will Gilchrist at RMChallenge@rims.org or (212) 655-6031. 

For more information on the Spencer Educational Foundation please visit SpencerEd.org

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