Student Case Study Competition

The students of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences obtain a broader insight into the skills of organizational systems while working together to find new solutions demanded by the modern challenges of domestic and foreign environment already during their study.

The Faculty’s annual Case Study competition is an opportunity where international students can show off their business innovation skills at the 38th International Conference on Organizational Science Development.

The Concept of Case Study

The concept of a case study is a methodologically and educationally oriented challenge, aimed at integration of different theoretical concepts and situations from the real business environment, in other words, a Case Study is a documented study of specific real-life situations, used as a training tool, where students are required to analyze the prescribed case and present their solutions to the company representatives. For this reason alone the Case Study methodology allows participants a detailed insight into a practical business-oriented problem of a studied organization or a company, through diverse discussions as a method of active learning, which promotes the implementation and development of critical and creative thinking needed in the field of management.

Time and duration

The International Case Study competition will take place at the 38th International Conference on Organizational Science Development. On Monday 18th March 2019 the participants are first presented (via Skype) with the key characteristics of the selected business-oriented problem (short presentations of the organization/company, studied product/service, business problem identification and guidance in finding a solution). On the last day of the competition 20th March 2019, at the conference in Portorož, each team will present their solutions. They will be evaluated and the winning team will be declared.


The company presentation and the announcement of the case will be held at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Kranj (Kidričeva cesta 55a, 4000 Kranj), the case solving and the final presentations will be held at the Congress Centre in Portorož

Teams and groups

Maximum of eight (8) groups of students can participate in the case study competition. Each individual group can be composed of at least four (4) and maximum five (5) students.


Group of students can sign up with an e-mail to until 15th March 2019 or until all vacant posts are filled up.

Competition agenda

Monday, 18th of March 2019, Kranj, Slovenija – Case study presentation (via Skype)

  • 14:00 – 14:15: Company introduction
  • 14:15 – 14:45: Problem presentation
  • 14:45 – 15:00: Questions and answers


Wednesday, 20th of March 2019, Portorož, Slovenija – Case study competition

  • 14:00 – 16:00: Official opening of the 38th Conference on Organizational Sceince Development
  • 16:00 – 19:30: Case study competition (with 15 min break)
  • 19:30 – 20:00: Award ceremony

Organizational committee

  • Aljaž Ferencek (
  • David Rupnik (
  • Marina Đorđeski (
  • Nina Milinković (
  • Nina Pfeifer, Carrer Centre UM FOV (
  • Petra Gorjanc, Carrer Centre UM FOV (
  • Polona Šprajc, Conference Chair (
  • Vito Vodenik, Vice-dean for student affairs (

More information

For more information you can also contact Career Center of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences through:

Co-organizers of case study competition