Entertainment Case Competition

UCLA Anderson

Center for MEMES

MBA Media and Entertainment Case Competition

Sponsored by

Thursday, February 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Case Competition Overview


The 2017 UCLA Anderson Center for MEMES MBA Entertainment Case Competition brings together teams of MBA students from top universities around the country to analyze and present a solution to a real-world entertainment business problem. The UCLA Anderson Center for MEMES created this competition to provide students with a competitive learning experience and help them gain exposure to real challenges currently impacting the media and entertainment space. Teams will compete for $4,000 in prize money and a 2017 summer internship position with Paramount Studios.*

*Only first-year students are eligible for the internship position.

How It Works

The competition will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2017, as part of the 7th annual UCLA Anderson Pulse Entertainment, Sports & Technology Conference. The conference will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Teams will compete in two rounds, with the top teams from the first round moving on to compete in a final-round presentation. The winning team will be selected by a blue-ribbon panel of media and entertainment senior executives. The winning team’s name will be announced at the end of the conference on Friday, at approximately 3:30 p.m.



• Each team may have three to five students

• A maximum of 20 teams can compete

• Students should be enrolled in their school’s full-time MBA program

• Students enrolled in the school’s fully-employed programs will be considered on a case by case basis

• Only the first 20 teams to register and pay the entry fee will be guaranteed a team slot in the case competition

• No school may register more than two teams


The registration fee is $400 per team, and includes admission to the conference. Registration fees are non-refundable. Payment is required to complete registration. There is no discount offered for multiple teams per school.

Your registration is not complete until the competition director receives confirmation of both your completed registration and your payment. The competition director will acknowledge by email receipt of each completed registration form and payment. If your registration form and payment are received after registration is already full, the competition director will promptly notify you of that fact by email, and will refund your payment for the registration fee.

UCLA Anderson

Center for MEMES

2015 MBA Media and Entertainment
Case Competition Highlights

The UCLA Anderson Center for MEMES MBA Media and Entertainment Case Competition sponsored by Paramount Pictures was the first competition of its kind for UCLA Anderson. The competition brought together teams of MBA students from top programs around the country to analyze and present a solution to a real world entertainment business problem. The winner was from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

2015 Winning Team


Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University

Members: Matthew Weiss, Christopher Philips, Libby Koerbel, & Anja Zhao

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Participating Schools:

  • Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management
  • Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
  • Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • USC Marshall School of Business