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 2017 – 2018 2018 – 2019
Baylor University
Robbins Institute
1. Baylor University
2. University of Washington-Seattle
3. The Ohio State University
1. Army-Baylor
2. University of Pittsburgh
3. The Ohio State University
1. University of Alabama-Birmingham
2. The Ohio State University
3. Trinity University
Cleveland Clinic 1. Rush University
2. Trinity University
3. The George Washington University
1. The Ohio State University
2. The Ohio State University (Team 2)
3. Michigan University
Emory International Global
Health Case Competition
1. University of Southern California
2. University of Toronto
3. University of Minnesota
2. University of Minnesota
(tie Participants’ Choice Award)
University of Florida (Honorable Mention)
University of Toronto (Video Competition Honorable Mention)
HIMSS
Student Case Competition

Inaugural Competition scheduled in 2018
1. Cornell University
2. University of Central Florida
3. University of Alabama at Birmingham
National Association of
Health Services Executives
(NAHSE)
1. University of Michigan
2. The George Washington University
3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2. St. Louis University
3. The Ohio State University
1. The Ohio State University
2. University of Illinois at Chicago
3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ohio State
University Healthcare
1. University of Alabama at Birmingham
2. Virginia Commonwealth University
3. Baylor University
1. University of Michigan
2. The Ohio State University
3. Rush University
South Florida Healthcare
Executive Forum (SFHEF)
1. Florida International University 1. Florida International University
University of Alabama
at Birmingham
1. Boston University
2. University of Washington
3. George Mason
1. University of Minnesota
2. Rush University
3. John Hopkins University
University of Kansas
Health Policy & Management
University of Arkansas first-year team
University of Missouri second-year team
University of Kansas Medical Center first-year team
University of Kansas Medical Center second-year team
University of Iowa, first-year team
University of Kansas Medical Center, second-year team
UT School of Public Health Fleming Center for Healthcare Management 1.University of North Texas
2. Texas A & M University
3. UT School of Public Health
1. Texas A & M University
2. Texas Woman’s University
3. UT School of Public Health
Yale Healthcare 1. Rutgers
( applying for CAHME accreditation )
2. Columbia
Spring 2018