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ARE YOU
THE NEXT

SUN TZU?

Avalon Consulting
invites you to our
National B-School
Case Study Competition!

Leading B-Schools

20+ Leading B-Schools

Leading B-Schools

20+ Leading B-Schools

Leading B-Schools

20+ Leading B-Schools

Meet the Judges

Meet the Winners

Avalon Consulting is back with its flagship case study competition

Sun Tzu! Its bigger and better this time

Sun Tzu is a case study competition organized by Avalon Consulting with the goal of bringing academic and corporate knowledge together in one place. Leading industry professionals working with leading organizations frequently encounter challenges and issues that call for unique, creative, and innovative solutions.

Sun Tzu challenges top minds from B-schools across India with real-world consulting problems and continues to give students a flavor of the kind of projects we work on across functions and the wide array of industries.

If you think like us, get started NOW. Build your team, put on your thinking hats, bring in your best idea, and take home the winner’s trophy!

So, what’s in it for you? An amazing opportunity to test your theories, present your ideas, gain practical experience, interact with mentors in the industry, and win amazing prizes. What’s more? If you’re on the winning team, you also get a pre-placement interview opportunity with Avalon Consulting.

Winner’s Takeaway

WINNER

INR 3,00,000
& PPI

FIRST RUNNER-UP

INR 1,50,000
& PPI

SECOND RUNNER-UP

INR 50,000
& PPI

Eligibility

Sun Tzu is open to selected B-Schools in India. All Second-year full-time students of the management program are eligible to register.

List of Eligible Institutes:

IIM Lucknow

ISB

XLRI

FMS Delhi

IIM Kozhikode

IIM Indore

SPJIMR

JBIMS

MDI Gurgaon

IIFT

NITIE

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

DMS, IIT Delhi

VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur

IIT Madras

XIMB

SIBM Pune

SCMHRD

IMT G

IRMA

NMIMS Mumbai

IIM Shillong

IIM Ranchi

IIM Trichy

IIM Kashipur

IIM Udaipur

IIM Rohtak

IIM Raipur

Rules and Regulations

Team Formation

  • Participants can register in a team of three members
  • All team members must be from the same campus
  • All team members should be second year students of full time flagship program
  • A team member CANNOT be substituted at any time after the registration
  • In case any candidate wishes to withdraw, the remaining team members can choose to continue participation
  • Each participant can register in only 1 team. Multiple team registrations by the same participant would lead to disqualification of the respective teams

Registration

  • You can register for the competition on this website starting July 14th, 2022
  • There is no fee to register or participate
  • Teams registered after the deadline will not be considered for the competition

Solution Format

  • Submissions received via the official submission link only will be considered for evaluation
  • Please explicitly mention all the assumptions (if any) you make to solve the case. You can incorporate those as part of your submissions for each round
  • No additional slides beyond the set limit shall be accepted for evaluation
  • We encourage you to carry out your own research while working on this case. However, please ensure all your data points are obtained through authentic and reliable sources and should be mentioned in your submission
Round 1

Preliminary Round

  • The registered teams can download case study files from Sun Tzu website starting 20th July, 2022
  • Each team has to choose any one of the cases and can make only 1 submission. Please keep in mind, that the teams would need to continue with the case selection for the future rounds as well. (In each round an additional line of questioning and complexity will be added; but to the same case)
  • Equal preference would be given to all cases for evaluation
  • The case submission will be open till 3rd August, 2022, 11:59:59 PM. No submissions will be accepted post the deadline
  • Teams are required to prepare a PPT of maximum 8-10 slides for their Round 1 submission. The PPT/PDF files along with other supporting documentation can be uploaded in the form of a .zip or .rar format file. Files that exceed 25MB size will be disregarded
  • The cover page should mention the team name, college name and the case selected. The end page should mention the name, mobile and email ID of each team member. The slide limit includes the cover page and end slide
  • Please name your submission file as CollegeName_TeamName_CaseNumber (Example. XLRI_Panthers_Case1). Files with incorrect naming conventions will not be considered for evaluation
  • Submissions not adhering to the guidelines could be disqualified without evaluation.
Round 2

Elimination Round

  • Submission guidelines will be communicated to the shortlisted teams
  • Each team has to continue with the case they chose in Round 1. Equal preference would be given to all cases for evaluation
  • The case submission will be open till 5th September, 2022, 11:59:59 PM. No submissions will be accepted past the deadline
  • Teams are required to prepare a PPT of maximum 30 slides for their round 2 submission (including cover and closing slide). You may choose to include your round 1 slides if you feel it is necessary to carry forward the storyline
  • The PPT files along with other supporting documentation can be uploaded in the form of a .zip or .rar format file. Files that exceed 25MB in size will be disregarded
  • The cover page should mention the team name, college name and the case selected. The end page should mention the name, mobile and email ID of each team member. The slide limit includes the cover page and end slide
  • Please name your submission file as CollegeName_TeamName_CaseNumber (e.g., XLRI_Panthers_Case1)
  • Participants are required to email their submissions to suntzu@consultavalon.com
  • Please explicitly mention all the assumptions (if any) you make to solve the case. You can incorporate those as part of your submissions for each round
  • The teams shall then present their detailed solution to a panel of judges
  • Top 8 teams will move to the Grand Finale of the competition
Round 3

Grand Finale

  • Top 8 teams will present their analysis of the case study to the Senior leaders from the Avalon Consulting and Industry representatives
  • Qualifying Teams will be mentored by Avalon Consulting manager, who shall provide feedback and steer the teams to further develop their solutions
  • There is no slide limit. There will be a 15 minutes presentation followed by a 5 minutes Q&A by judge’s panel
  • The Grand Finale will be held on 14th October, 2022

Download Case Study

Each case study stems from typical problems we work on a day-to-day basis. Please read through each case before selecting any 1 for your round 1 submission. All the best!

Download Round 2 Instructions

Schedule

01
PHASE
Registration Launch 14 JUL
2022
02
PHASE
Case Study Launch 20 JUL
2022
03
PHASE
Registration and Round 1 Submission Deadline 03 AUG
2022
04
PHASE
Round 1 Results and Round 2 Launch 18 AUG
2022
05
PHASE
Round 2 Submission Deadline 07 SEP
2022
06
PHASE
Round 2 Results and Round 3 Launch 15 SEP
2022
07
PHASE
Round 3 Submissions Deadline 07 OCT
2022
08
PHASE
Round 3 (Grand Finale) 14 OCT
2022

*Timelines are tentative and may be slightly modified in the future depending on the situation. Participants would be notified well in advance in case of any changes.

Meet the Finalists