FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Who can participate in the UAB Health Administration Case Competition?
Answer:  Any student enrolled in a CAHME-accredited graduate program may participate.

2.  How many people can be on a team?
Answer:  Teams may consist of between one and three team members.

3.  How many teams can participate from each participating university?
Answer:  Only one team per school. 

4.  How much does it cost to participate?
Answer:  $ 200 per team member (up to 3 members)
              $ 100 per faculty member (no limit)
              $ 100 per student observer (no limit)

5.  What is the role of the student observer?
Answer:  They are welcome to attend all of the case competition events but they are not allowed to work on the case - the work should only be done by the official team members.

6.  When does our team receive the case?
Answer:  The case is typically distributed three (3) weeks prior to the competition.

7.  Where is the UAB Health Administration Case Competition held?
Answer:  We invite all participating teams to visit Birmingham, Alabama for the competition.

8.  Why should our school/program participate?
Answer: 

  • Networking opportunities with other graduate students and faculty members and a chance to interact with senior healthcare executives.  
  • Provide solutions to a "real world" issue.
  • Translate what you've learned in the classroom to an actual situation.
  • Enhance your presentation skills and have fun in the process!