2023 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Global Case Writing Competition

Win up to $10,000 and Strengthen DEI Skills in the World's Future Leaders

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You are invited to enter our competition and support and strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) skills and knowledge for today’s students, who will become tomorrow’s global business leaders. The University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan are proud to present the third annual DEI Global Case Writing Competition.

We encourage you to submit an academic case study about a DEI-related business dilemma within one or across multiple business disciplines. See Submission Requirements for more information.

Competition Objectives

  • Encourage and reward the development and publication of new, relevant academic case studies that focus on DEI in business and/or feature diverse protagonists as business leaders.
  • Publish teaching materials that will increase student understanding of the unique and realistic challenges of creating, implementing and sustaining DEI in a business or organization anywhere in the world.
  • Present learning opportunities for students that challenge current ideas about DEI in business and that spur critical thinking for creative pathways for more positive change.

Prizes

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1st Place Award
$10,000

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2nd Place Award
$5,000

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3rd Place Award
$2,500

WDI Publishing will formally publish and distribute the winning cases.

Who Can Enter?

  • Individual students or student teams (graduate or undergraduate) and other professionals may enter, but must enter in collaboration with a faculty member or instructor from an accredited university/college, in the U.S. or internationally.
  • Individual faculty/instructors or teams from an accredited university/college (in the U.S. or internationally) may also enter.

Key Dates

  • December 13, 2022:  Second informational webinar.
  • January 31, 2023: “Intent to Enter” forms due.
  • March 31, 2023: Final submission documents due.
  • July 2023: Public announcement of winners.

Steps to Enter

  1. Review Submission Requirements, as well as Resources.
  2. Review Frequently Asked Questions.
  3. Submit online Intent-to-Enter Form by January 31, 2023.
  4. Submit online Submission Form and final documents by March 31, 2023.

Sponsors

Thank you for the support of our sponsors. Learn more about them here.

Sponsor logos for the DEI Case Competition: Michigan Ross, William Davidson Institute and WDI Publishing

Contact

For all inquiries, please contact us at info@wdi-publishing.com.