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
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
Cleveland Clinic
  1. Rush University,
  2. Trinity University
  3. The George Washington University
Registration will
open December 2017
HIMSS Student Case Competition
    Inaugural Competition
    scheduled in 2018
March 7, 2018
National Association of
Health Services Executives
  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
Ohio State University Healthcare
  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham
  2. Virginia Commonwealth University
  3. Baylor University
Online Registration January 22, 2018
South Florida Healthcare
Executive Forum (SFHEF)
  1. Florida International University
April of 2018 TBD, Please stay tuned!
University of Alabama at Birmingham
  1. Boston University
  2. University of Washington
  3. George Mason
February 28 – March 2, 2018
Yale Healthcare


  1. Rutgers (applying for CAHME accreditation)
  2. Columbia
Spring 2018

University of Kansas
Health Policy & Management

    2016 Winners :

    2017 Winners :

November 2, 2018

In summary, graduating from a CAHME-accredited program enables students to better meet the changing demands of health management.  CAHME-accreditation provides access to more opportunities.